How to cope with the Zika virus in your home

Queensland Lions physiotherapists Samantha Harding and Rebekah Rehman are using social media to share advice and resources to cope.

Ms Harding says the advice is vital for women, and anyone with a fear of mosquitoes, because mosquitoes have been linked to serious complications including the development of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Ms Rehmann says a woman’s fear of mosquito bites is a key factor in not being able to enjoy her favourite sport.

“If you’re worried about mosquitos in your house you might not be able to get out of bed to enjoy the sun,” Ms Rehmans advice on how to cope comes from the Queensland Health website.

“There are also some very important things that you can do to keep yourself healthy, like eating lots of fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of fluids and getting plenty of sleep.”

Don’t be too anxious, be gentle and be sure you’re not having a fever.

“And don’t forget that mosquito bites are very common and very serious.”

Ms Hardings advice on avoiding mosquito bites comes from Queensland Health.

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