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What is Zika Virus?

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VisualBest outlines the cause and effects of Zika, the latest deadliest disease to hit the world.

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What is Zika Virus?

  1. 1. Zika, one among the many health threats on the planet, is a mosquito borne disease. The virus is spread primarily through the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. These are the same mosquitoes that cause diseases like dengue and chikungunya. VIRUS
  2. 2. ORIGIN AND SPREAD Virus spread to Mexico, raising a concern in the United States of America. 1947 1966 1970 2013 2015 First outbreak of Zika virus was identified in Africa It spread to Southeast Asia It hit French Polynesia It hit Brazil and Colombia It covered Pakistan, India, Indonesia and Malaysia
  3. 3. Brazil Recife Pernambuca state Rio De Janeiro countries in the Americas have active Zika virus transmission 23 4Kcases of microcephaly, the serious linked to Zika, has been recorded in Brazil
  4. 4. SYMPTOMS Headache Joint pain Fatigue Skin rash Conjunctivitis Mild fever
  5. 5. TRANSMISSION Blood transfusionAedes species mosquito bite Sexual contact
  6. 6. victims shows signs of infection cases are rare 1out of 4 Complication Associated with a higher incidence of miscarriages Infection symptoms develop after 531 7 of mosquito bite 2-7days !
  7. 7. ALARMING EFFECTS Physical disorder and neurological syndrome in new-born babies, born to women who are infected with the virus Abnormally small heads Incomplete brain development !
  8. 8. PREVENTION Use insect repellant that are approved by Environmental Protection Agency Wear full-length clothing to avoid skin exposure Use mosquito net while sleeping Use mosquito screens in windows and doors Empty still water from tyres, buckets and pots Cover containers that store water with a lid Stay in air-conditioned places
  9. 9. TREATMENT No vaccine or specific drug available Visit doctor for proper advice Symptomatic treatment includes high intake of fluid, bed rest and medicines for pain relief Do not consume aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs !
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