Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Zika Virus Infection Symptoms, Preventions and Treatment

What is Zika Virus Infection? 
Zika Virus - Mosquito
Origin of Zika Virus Infection is Aedes mosquito-borne virus that was identified in Uganda in 1947 first time in monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. After that zika virus was identified in human in 1952 in Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania. Now Occurrence of Zika virus diseases have been found in America, Africa and Asia.

What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Zika Virus? 
  •  Fever 
  • Joint Paint 
  • Red eyes
  • Skin Rashes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Disquiet 

How Zika Virus transmitted to people? 
Zika Virus transmitted to people by the Aedes genus infected mosquito’s bite. These mosquitos are same type that transmits dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. Sexual Transmission, blood transfusion and prenatal transmission are also possible.

How to Confirm Zika Virus Infection? 

Zika virus infection can confirm only by laboratory tests that show Zika Virus RNA in blood, urine or saliva. Zika virus infection could identify by blood test or urine test.

How to Prevent from Zika Virus Infection? 
  • We can prevent from zika virus infection by removing mosquitoes and their breeding sites. 
  • Try to reduce contact between mosquitoes and people. 
  • Try to cover whole body by cloths. 
  • Try to close doors and windows as much as possible. 
  • Use Mosquito Nets to prevent from mosquito bite. 
  • Clean your houses and try to empty unused containers, tyres, flower pots, etc. 
Zika Virus - Prevention from Sexual Transmission  
Prevention from Sexual Transmission 
People who are suffering from zika virus disease should put into practice for safer sex, by using condoms every time. In pregnancy, if sex partner returning from the Zika virus transmitted area should try to does safer sex practice by wearing condoms, or desisting throughout the pregnancy.

What is the Treatment of Zika Virus Disease? 
For Zika virus infection treatment you should rest as much as possible, take normal medicines to fight from fever, pain & headache and drink lot of fluids like water, juices, etc. If symptoms get worse, we should try to find for medical care and treatment. There is no Vaccine available till now for zika virus disease.

News About Zika Virus 

Zika Virus Detection Makes Simpler By Urine Test 
NEW YORK – A urine-based test for Zika virus infection has shown to be more effective than the common blood-based one for many patients, a development that could make testing for the infection easier. The test could potentially aid efforts to control Zika, which is mainly carried by mosquitoes, as it is expected to spread further into North America in the coming months. "The timing is excellent," said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University.
Read more: Fox News

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