Community Health



Zika Virus


What Is Zika Virus ?
Zika virus disease: is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).
It is a flavivirus, part of the same family as yellow fever.
Zika is very dangerous because unlike some of those viruses, there is no vaccine to prevent Zika or medicine to treat the infection.

Zika-virus

Causes of Zika
The virus is most commonly transmitted when an Aedesmosquito bites a person with an active infection and then spreads the virus by biting others. Those people become carriers when they have symptoms.
Symptoms/Signs of Zika
The most common symptoms of Zika are:
How is Zika virus spread?
It spreads through an Aedes Mosquito

How to diagnose Zika
Preliminary diagnosis is based on the patient's:
Laboratory diagnosis is generally accomplished by testing serum or plasma to detect any of the following:
Diagnostic tests for Zika virus infection include:
How to Prevent Zika
Avoid travel to an area with Zika and if you must travel to one of these areas, talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider first before you continue on your trip.
Make sure you protect your self if you want to have sex so as to prevent getting Zika through sex,in case you partner is at risk for Zika virus infection.
See a doctor or other healthcare provider imidiately you notice any of these symptoms.
Take steps to prevent mosquito bites.
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
Stay in places with air conditioning and window and door screens to keep mosquitoes outside.
Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents.  
Treatment for Zika
Zika Home Remedies/Home Cure
Home remedies can help reduce the symptoms of the disease and are as follows:
 
Complications of Zika
A neurological disorder that results in babies being born with abnormally small heads. It causes severe developmental issues and sometimes death.  
Note :Unlike some of those viruses, there is no vaccine to prevent Zika or medicine to treat the infection.