Zika Virus: The first known case of the mosquito-borne virus in Uganda was in 1947. The Aedes mosquito bites it.
Karnataka, Kolar District 5-year-old girl has tested positive for the mosquito-borne Zika virus Confirmed by healthhttps://asianatimes.com/international-universal-health-coverage-day-2022-focus-points/ minister Dr K Sudhakar of Karnataka.
The Aedes mosquito bites during the day. Chikungunya is one of the diseases the mosquitoes transmit. There is no treatment for the virus. The vaccine against the Zika virus is not available yet. Guillain-Barre syndrome is linked with the virus. The first case of the disease in the state was in 2020. The experts say that the virus can spread even faster in cold, cloudy weather.
If there is an outbreak or difficulty, we should be prepared because pregnant women can be affected. A 5-year-old girl in Karnataka has been advised to take precautionary measures after she tested positive for the virus. The health minister said that this is the first case in the state and the government is monitoring the situation very carefully. Our department is prepared to deal with it.
Zika Virus Symptoms:
The majority of people don’t develop symptoms after being bitten by the virus. Mild symptoms are experienced by those who show symptoms. The symptoms are mild joint pain, Rash and fever last for a couple of days. A patient may show symptoms 3-14 days after being bitten.
Threat Of Zika Virus:
There is a higher risk of stillbirth for pregnant women with the mosquito-borne virus. According to the WHO, during pregnancy zika virus infection can cause congenital malformations in the infant, including limb contractures, high muscle tone, eye abnormalities and hearing loss.
The brain and nerve system can be damaged by the Zika virus. Individuals with no symptoms of contracting the virus can also be affected by these complications for adults.
Transmission of Zika Virus:
Local transmission of disease has begun and has been detected in several new states according to scientists from the National Institute of Virology and ICMR in Pune. Aligarh, Kanpur, Delhi, Amritsar, Pune, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Ranchi and Thiruvananthapuram are some of the states. Out of 1,250 samples, 67 have tested positive for the zika virus after retrospective screening From May to October 2021.
Tips to Stay Safe (Prevention):
It’s important to prevent mosquito bites to stop the spread of the disease. It’s a good idea to avoid areas and countries where there have been diseases. Sexual activities can lead to the spread of a disease. Sex should be avoided in regions that have active cases. “Pregnant women should practice safer sex (including correct and consistent use of condoms) or abstain from sexual activity for at least the entire duration of pregnancy,” WHO shares guidelines for women in regions with active cases.
Deaths are not recorded in the ZIKA case, reoprted by The Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention but outbreaks cause severe stress on the healthcare infrastructure. Zika Virus can cause several damages to your health I.e.
A baby’s brain can be damaged when a pregnant woman is bitten by the virus. This can cause the unexplained death of the baby inside the womb.
Guillan-Barre Syndrom :
Unexplained inflammation in the brain and spine can be caused by this health condition. Damage to the layer that protects nerve cells called peripheral nervous system (PNS can be caused by inflammation and cause Paralyzing whole body.
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura:
A health problem can be caused by the cells in the immune system attacking the body’s own blood platelets in place of attacking the virus. Due to low platelets count cause serious internal bleeding and cause death.