IgG/IgM Self test/home test for Zika virus. From the experts BioTechMed. This Zika rapid test is GMP and ISO9001 certified and has passed extensive testing! For this test, you only need a small drop of blood.
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This is a very simple feasible ZIKA self-test. You have to give only a drop of blood onto the test strip. After 15 minutes you will have the result.
The current Zika Virus outbreak has raised great concern worldwide as it continues to spread across South America and other regions.
Zika is primarily spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, and can also be transmitted through sexual contact or blood transfusions.
Zika can be transmitted from men and women to their sexual partners; most known cases involve transmission from symptomatic men to women. As of April 2016, sexual transmission of Zika has been documented in six countries – Argentina, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States – during the 2015 outbreak.
The Zika virus can also spead by vertical (or „mother-to-child“) transmission, during pregnancy or at delivery.
Since October 2016, the CDC has advised men who have traveled to an area with Zika should use condoms or not have sex for at least six months after their return as the virus is still transmissible even if symptoms never develop.
In less than 9 months, the Zika virus has infected 1.3 million in Brazil. With a single bite from an infected mosquito, the virus spreads into one’s blood stream and poses a severe threat when transmitted to a fetus from a pregnant woman. This has lead to 3,893 suspected cases in Brazil of fetuses with microcephaly, a fetal deformation associated with Zika virus.
Regions and countries where Zika virus was reported:
Latin America and the Caribbean, Jamaica, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname, and Venezuela, French Polynesia, Madeira, the Netherlands, the northeastern Black Sea coast, Uganda, Federated States of Micronesia, New Caledonia, Easter Island, the Cook Islands, Australia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga, Argentina, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand, the United States and some other countries.
Zika fever (also known as Zika virus disease) is an illness caused by the Zika virus. Most cases have no symptoms, but when present they are usually mild and can resemble dengue fever. Symptoms may include fever, red eyes, joint pain, headache, and a maculopapular rash. Symptoms generally last less than seven days. It has not caused any reported deaths during the initial infection. Infection during pregnancy causes microcephaly and other brain malformations in some babies. Infection in adults has been linked to Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS).
Anti-Malarial medication does not protect against Zika.
Who should get tested?
- – If you are pregnant, have symptoms and have been to a high risk country you should consider getting tested.
- – If you are pregnant, do not have symptoms and have been to a high risk country in weeks 2 to 12 of your pregnancy, you should consider getting tested
- – If you are male, your partner is or may be pregnant, and you have been to a high risk country, then you should consider getting tested.
- – If you are worried that you may have been exposed to the Zika Virus then you could consider a test.
More information can be found on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zika_virus
Tips to Prevent Zika Virus:
Zika virus is spread by the Aedes mosquito. The following tips are to help in preventing bites from these infectious carriers:
1) Apply insect repellant containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon, eucalyptus or PMD.
2) Wear light-coloured long-sleeve shirts and long pants when outside.
3) Keep doors and windows closed, or covered with a screen and use air conditioning.
4) Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Properly chlorinated pools should not breed mosquitoes.
5) Avoid unnecessary travel to areas experiencing the Zika outbreak, including South and Central America.
6) Communicate with your partner to see when she is ovulating to increase your chances of conceiving.
The best way to avoid contracting Zika virus is to prevent bites from infected mosquitoes.
Each buyer accepts the following conditions:
I am aware of the possibilities of the regular tests and I know what a positive test result means and the test is done on their own. A positive result must always be confirmed with a comparison test in the laboratory (eg Western blot) to confirm the result.