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If you haven’t heard about the spread of the Zika virus already, now is the perfect time to review the studies complied by the University of Arizona and its online MPH degree program. Zika has jumped from infecting African cities to becoming a serious threat in cities like London and Florida. Cities that also function as an international hub face the biggest risks of the Zika virus spreading rapidly.

The virus itself is transmitted via mosquito bites, particularly the Aedes mosquito. Cleaning up your neighbourhood can help to suppress the growth of Aedes mosquitos, which in turn will help reduce the possibility of an outbreak by a substantial margin.

The virus can also be transmitted through sexual activity and the transfer of bodily fluids. Many are recommending a quick check to help identify if you’ve been infected and to prevent further spread. The sooner an infection is detected, the higher the chance of treating that infection.

Learn more about the Zika virus through Targeting Zika, an infographic by the University of Arizona.

About The Author

Sneha Srimani is a Bachelor of Science graduate in health education. She is also social media manager at NucleusAccumbens.com. Before coming to Nucleus Accumbens, she worked as a Jr. Medical Physicist. Now she decided to share her experience and medical information through this blog.