Tuesday, August 2, 2016

What You Need To Know About the Zika Virus

What You Need To Know About the Zika Virus

It is mainly transmitted virus Zika to people when one is a bit of an infected found mostly in the tropics. Is the virus moves the mosquito Aedes aegypti? The virus belongs to the same family as chikungunya and dengue fever, yellow fever and West Nile. However, unlike some viruses mentioned above, currently, no vaccine can be used to prevent or even cure the infection. Until recently, it was widely vindicated the mysterious virus limited in Asia and tropical Africa.

The virus was first discovered in 1947 when he stumbled a handful of scientists conducting a study of yellow fever in Uganda for unknown virus Zika forest yet. Scientists made the discovery of an unknown virus in rhesus monkey time frantically. Fast forward to 1958, he discovered that the virus is mainly transmitted or spread by Aedes mosquito bites aggressive though it can also be spread sexually.

The main reason to worry about a virus is a strange and alarming connection to microcephaly. Microcephaly mainly neurological disorder due to discovering plain head smaller newborns. The impact of consequent cause severe developmental issues in extreme circumstances, death. November 2015, Brazil alone 4180 cases of microcephaly in children born to women to acquire the virus during pregnancy. This far cry for a meager 146 cases recorded in 2014.

How it spreads the virus Zika

Zika virus mainly by Aedes mosquitoes. Virus transmitted when a mosquito bites someone with an active infection, and then disseminated through biting others. Symptoms of the virus are not severe but mild and include pink eye possible fever, headache as well as a rash. In fact, up to 80% of individuals infected with the virus never got the idea that they are infected.

What you can do to protect yourself against Zika

Given the fact that there is no vaccine or cure for HIV Zaki, the only way to protect oneself from the virus by taking preventive measures. First of all, you can refrain from travel to areas where the active outbreak. Secondly, you should avoid mosquito bites by sleeping under a mosquito net. Third, make it a habit of wearing long-sleeved shirts, as well as long pants that are thick enough to prevent mosquito bites. Fourthly, ensure that you sleep in the dorm with screened windows and air conditioned rooms. If you are already infected with HIV, the best way to keep people around you by taking measures so as not to be bitten by mosquitoes.

What is going to stop Zika?

And have taken efforts to find a vaccine Zika Centre with researchers do all they can to ensure that virus Zika is a thing of the past. However, until there is a boom, it's important for people to carry out mosquito control techniques like traditional empty standing water in which mosquitoes fertile breeding ground, sleeping under mosquito nets, as well as spraying.