When prevention is the only ‘cure’
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When it comes to the Zika, prevention is all you have against a virus with no vaccine, no cure.
The Zika virus which is becoming widespread across the world is causing an alert in many countries. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is the same mosquito that transmits dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
All you need is a back-up plan to protect yourself from the mozzies. There are several ways to prevent the virus from infecting you although the most effective way is to avoid getting bitten altogether.
Here are five steps to protect yourself from getting bitten by Zika virus-infected mosquitoes:
The Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus and infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects such as a baby born with a small head.
With that in mind, Allianz Malaysia has now added Zika Benefit to the Allianz Shield policy. It offers a lump sum of RM5,000 compensation to the insured person should she give birth to a baby or babies with birth defects caused by the Zika virus as certified by a medical practitioner. It is not a remedy or a cure for the virus, but it eases the burden of the mother and her family.
To find out more about Zika Benefit and Allianz Shield, visit the Allianz Malaysia website at allianz.com.my or reach out to known Allianz agents or our Allianz Customer Service Associates at 1-300-88-1028 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Health Organisation (WHO) official website-http://www.who.int/csr/disease/zika/en/