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Posted on 23.02.2016

Know About Zika

By Shagufta Ahmed
Media Hive News Network

Recently WHO holds an emergency talk on Zika virus. The common symptoms of Zika virus, a disease caused by the bite of mosquito, is fever, rashes, joint pain and cojunctivities (red eyes). Zika virus spreads through infected Aedes species of mosquitoes which usually active during day time.

What are the common symptoms of Zika Virus: Zika virus is a rare diseases . It affects 1 in 5 people in the world. The symptoms of zika virus are not easily determined. The effect of zika virus starts in 2 to 7 weeks after being bitten by mosquito. The common symptoms of zika mainly, Fever,Joint pain ,rashes and red eye due to infection.

How zika virus convey: Zika virus transmitted to people by the bite of aedes mosquito who cause Chikungunya and Dengue.the mosquito usually active in day time .zika virus also transmitted sexually or through donating infected blood.

Who is at risk: The highest risk to pregnant women as their child could be affected by the virus during pregnancy. people who travels to an area where zika virus is found. In May 2015 ,the Pan American Health organization(PAHO) issued an alert the confirmation of zika virus infection in Brazil. pregnant women in brazil with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

Cure of zika virus: people should wear long-sleeves shirt and pants. apply mosquito repellent to protect from mosquito bites. do not travel to infected countries of zika virus. see the list of infected countries on CDC (center for disease control and prevention) . In zika virus infected countries women should avoid to get pregnant or delay thier pregnancy till the virus completely flash out.

What is the treatment for zika virus: There is no such vaccine has been discovered to cure zika virus but, Indian scientists says they have developed two vaccines for the zika virus . The two candidate vaccines,reportedly developed by Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad Indian. If their trial of this vaccine will successful it will made available to public from next year said managing director Krishna Ella.

(Views expressed are personal. The writer is a Bhopal-based student. She can be contacted at shgfthmd@gmail.com)

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