What You Should Know About the Keystone Virus

Mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and West Nile are well-known for their risk to human health. Medical scientists have recently discovered that the Keystone virus also poses a serious risk to public safety. Just like Zika and West Nile, Keystone virus symptoms range from mild to severe. Learn more about this virus, and what you can do to keep it from spreading to your home or business.

What Is the Keystone Virus?

First identified in 1964, the Keystone virus is a disease carried mainly by the Aedes Atlanticus mosquito. Until 2016, this mosquito-borne disease was thought to only infect animals such as white tail deer and squirrels. That assumption has been proven wrong. People living in Northern Florida or the coastal regions of Florida and Texas are now considered to be at high risk for infection.

This shift towards Keystone awareness came about after scientist discovered a Florida teen had contracted Keystone virus from a mosquito bite. At first, his doctor's thought he had Zika, but that wasn't the case. Now, everyone living in certain mosquito-infested areas are potential targets for the Keystone infection. Be on the lookout for Keystone virus symptoms such as skin rash, fever and encephalitis, otherwise known as brain inflammation. If you, or anyone you know, experiences these symptoms, consult your physician.

Disease Prevention Solutions

Stopping the spread of the Keystone virus in humans requires constant vigilance. Common mosquito bite prevention measures include applying mosquito repellant to skin, opting to wear long-sleeve tops, socks and long pants, relaxing indoors instead of outside and removing standing water.

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