For most people, Zika virus is not new. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Zika virus disease is a disease caused by the Zika virus which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).
Some entrepreneurs who are obviously always looking for business opportunity have seen that opportunity with the epidemic and they are already gunning for the profit it could accrue through the invention of multiple equipments to help prevent it.
According to TMZ, at least 6 have filed legal documents to lock down merchandising rights for Zika prevention kits. These kits which are mainly mosquito repellent include;
– Zika Screen: insect screens for use in building construction
– Zika Trap: insect traps
– Bye Bye Zika: mosquito repellent coils
– Anti Zika: cedar wood for use as an insect repellent; insect repellent tags for pets; mosquito repellent incense
– Zika Band: insect repellent wristband.
For every epidemic indeed, there really are some quick thinkers who see the opportunities.
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