The whole world is buzzing about the new virus spreads quickly and Zika. people is transmitted through mosquito bites. People who contracted the virus experience fever, skin rashes, joint pain and redness in the eyes. The most common is that it has no serious consequences and symptoms last from a few days to a week. Where hospitalization is required are quite rare and unusual.
The Pan American Health Organization first alerted the public about Zika virus infection in May 2015. The first case was in Brazil. After the outbreak in Brazil there were reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women who contracted the virus faced serious consequences and unfortunate. There were many pregnancy that ended with bad results and birth defects.
There are 5 important things you need to know about this virus and you need to share this information with everyone you know so people can get more knowledge cause. This will reduce the risk of further spread of the disease.
- The Zika virus can not be treated with medication or prevented with a vaccine yet.
- The blame for this viral infection is the Aedes mosquito with an active infection. When they bite a human being who spread the infection and the person who was bitten becomes a vehicle for the time he has symptoms.
- The CDC reports that the virus is now transmitted locally in Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras , Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Suriname, Samoa, the Virgin Islands of the United States and Venezuela.
- Because there is no cure or treatment against the virus all you can do to protect themselves is to avoid traveling to countries in which it operates. If you travel to any of the measures and safety precautions aforementioned countries are strongly advised by the CDC. Never go anywhere without a repellent EPA-approved sun protection, always wear long pants and long-sleeved blouses that thick enough to block a mosquito bite, and sleep in air-conditioned rooms, shielded.
- Scientists around the world are working nonstop in efforts to create a vaccine against the virus Zika but so far have not been successful. Until they succeed in their efforts they are being applied traditional methods of mosquito control. Spraying pesticides and empty containers of standing water where mosquitoes breed are just one of these measures. Local owners, hoteliers, tourists and everyone, in fact, are encouraged by the CDC to participate actively by eliminating standing water anywhere they see.
Studies show effective local control only marginally, because it is very difficult to reach all areas of breeding there. Especially if we consider the fact that the Aedes aegypti has evolved to live near humans and “can replicate in tiny vases and other water sources,” the microbiologist Brian Foy. All this makes finding and exterminate mosquitoes even harder.