International Journal of medicine & biomedical sciences

Controlling mosquitoes is the key, to stop zika virus- no medication, no vaccination to prevent till now!

Published on: November, 2015
Published By: sunil pandey
Idea By: Sunil Pandey
Managing Editor,IJMBS
Institution: Pokhara University

The virus was first identified in 1947, in a rhesus monkey at Uganda’s Forest called Zika.

Zika is mosquitoes borne virus, which is spreading explosively in Americas with high intensity. Different report shows that 80% of those who are infected with the Zika virus don't even feel sick, and most who do have relatively mild symptoms such as a rash, fever, joint pain or pink eye. But there are many major worries about the dangers pregnant women and their babies face.

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare autoimmune disorder that can lead to life-threatening paralysis when infected by zika virus. Zika was most often found along the equator from Africa into Asia.  Brazil has reported more than 4,000 cases of microcephaly -- a neurological disorder resulting in the births of babies with small heads -- in infants born to women infected with Zika while pregnant.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says symptoms are usually mild and normally last two to seven days. Symptoms are similar to dengue and chikungunya and include:

  • a mild fever,
  • skin rash,
  • aches and pains,
  • headache, and
  • conjunctivitis

About one in five people infected with the virus become ill. Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for about a week

References

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/28/health/zika-virus-global-response/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-29/zika-virus-explained-spread/7123596

http://www.who.int/csr/don/20-january-2016-zika-bolivia/en/


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