The Zika Virus: The More You Know, The Better…By Kassie Kreissler

Kassie KreisslerPost written by Kassie Kreissler, Marketing Specialist | Event Coordinator | Social Media Expert | Live Music Supporter | Rancher | Horse Trainer

Our country as a whole isn’t ready for the Zika virus, but it’s coming whether we’re ready for it or not.  So we need to prepare ourselves and have prevention methods on standby at all times.

The World Health Organization describes mosquitoes as the greatest menace known to mankind. Microsoft founder Bill Gates calls them the deadliest animals on earth. 

I couldn’t agree more. They annoy everyone and, with Summer upon us, they’re going to start taking over our outdoor activities. Mosquitoes spread vector-borne diseases (i.e. transmitted by parasite or insect) such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever and now the Zika disease.

The Zika Virus is more scary than most thought it would be. I know I’m nervous about it and I know many other people who are even more nervous to travel outside of the United States.

There continues to be more information produced and research done on the Zika Virus every day. With that in mind, here are five facts to help understand what the Zika Virus actually is: Continue reading “The Zika Virus: The More You Know, The Better…By Kassie Kreissler”