Homeowners’ Associations Should Prepare for the Zika Virus

Attorney Charlie Perkins forwards this warning issued by HOA.COM:

In this edition of our weekly e-newsletter we would like to feature an original article by www.HOA-USA.com focusing on a topic of national importance: the Zika Virus.Zika – HOAs Should Be Proactive

Zika virus 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). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus and has been linked to a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly in babies of mothers who had Zika virus while pregnant. Other problems have been detected among fetuses and infants infected with Zika virus before birth, such as absent or poorly developed brain structures, defects of the eye, hearing deficits, and impaired growth. CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women.

There are over 351,000 homeowner associations in the United States. Collectively, this represents over 40 million households or 53% of the owner occupied households in the United States. Here are 2 easy to implement actions that homeowner association residents, boards, and management companies can take…

Please read Zika – HOAs Should Be Proactive.  You can view the entire article here.

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