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The Spread of Zika Virus

The current Zika Virus outbreak has raised great concern worldwide as it continues to spread across South America and other regions.

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.
Use Artron’s One Step Zika IgG/IgM Antibody Test and detect for the presence of antibodies against the infectious Zika virus.


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Our Zika test is reliable, affordable, and easy to use.

Artron's Zika Test Provides Fast Results that are Easy to Interpret:

A pink colored line appears only at the control region (C), indicating a negative result (there are no Zika virus antibodies detected in the serum, plasma or whole blood sample).

A clear pink control line (C) and both detectable test lines (T1 and T2) appear, indicating a positive result for a possible late primary or acute secondary infection. Further testing by your physician is recommended.

A clear pink control line (C) and a detectable test line appears at T2 region, indicating positive result for a possible primary Zika infection Further testing by your physician is recommended.

A clear pink control ine (C) and a detetable test line appears at T1 region, indicating positive result for a possible secondary Zika infection or past infection. Further testing by your physician is recommended.

No visible line appears at the control region (C). Repeat with a new test device. If the test still fails, please contact the distributor with the test kit lot number.

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.