Zika Virus Disease! What you should know

The Zika Virus Disease and Yellow Fever are two of the diseases ravaging the parts of the word right now. 

Yes I know we all know that mosquitoes are no good news but now this is just worst, they have added some new pathogens into their systems aiming to cause more deaths than that of malaria. 

But we wont let this less than 1 inch vector cause so much havoc with our hands folded. 

Thanks to Wikipedia and the CDC. Here is what you should know about Zika Virus.

Zika Virus 

The Zika Virus disease is caused by the Zika Virus, and is primarily transmitted by its vector, the Aedes species mosquito. It is related to the dengue, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile viruses and Yellow Fever.

Early History

The Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in Uganda in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring system of sylvatic yellow fever. It was later discovered in human in still Uganda in 1952 and also the United Republic of Tanzania.
Genre: Flavivirus
Vector: Primarily Aedes mosquitoes   


 Common symptoms of Zika Virus Disease inlcudes:
Joint Pain 
Conjunctivitis (red eyes)

Is it a Threat

The countries known to have been infected by the Zika Virus Disease are Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname, and Venezuela

Unlike the Ebola which ravaged West Africa, the Zika Virusis not a formidable threat to the Human Society, although, it causes serious birth defect in unborn babies. 
Still, it is not to be taken likely, as said above it causes a certain birth defect in unborn babies known microcephaly. Zika virus infection was associated with placental insufficiency, fetal growth restriction, fetal death and central nervous system (CNS) injury.

No vaccine has yet been developed so this where having a strong immune system comes in handy. 

People likely infected by the the disease are likely to get get protected from future infections (CDC) 
But still don't take any sickness lightly, here is all you need to know about the virus even though it has not affected your area. Stay Protected 

Diseases are everywhere, so unfortunate we can see the pathogens that cause them, but we can see the vectors that transmit them and yes we can do something to reduce the spread, to reduce the fatalities, to keep ourselves safe. What you need to do is to keep your surroundings clean, boost up your immune system. . Don't let any disease take you unawares so always be updated about the diseases ravaging the world.

Remember Stay Healthy, Stay Wise


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