Zika Virus, a member of the virus family flaviviruses which also causes dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitic viruses. It is spread by Aedes mosquitoes. Though Zika Virus Symptoms are mild and disappear within a week but it can be very fatal to kids and there growth especially if infected inside the womb.
Zika Virus Symptoms
Zika Virus Symptoms are fever , rash, joint pain and red eyes. Though Zika Virus Symptoms are mild and less than a week it is always better to go for a medical diagnosis. Some people also experience pain in muscles or joints. Fatigue, fever, loss of appetite and sweating are also some of the mild symptoms of Zika Virus. zika fever is also a Zika Virus symptom which resembles dengue fever. Zika Rash is also another Symptoms of Zika Virus but not everyone experiences this. This is again caused due to the mosquito bite and its red and extremely itchy just like measles. Though this Zika Virus Rash will disappear as soon as the Virus is gone so there is nothing to worry but prevention can be not to scratch this which can lead to marks. Infection with this during Pregnancy can cause brain malformation in babies .
Zika Virus Diagnosis
Diagnosis of this can be done only by testing the blood , urine or saliva when the person is sick have the Zika Virus Symptoms.
Zika Virus Transmission
Zika Virus Transmission is primarily by mosquito Aedes in Daytime , this mosquito feeds on blood to lay eggs. The carrier of Zika A. aegypti is expanding due to global trade and travel. Zika is also said to spread from a Pregnant mother to the child. It can also transfer due to blood transfusion. Zika Virus transmission is also due to sex and being in contact of the sweat and tears of an infected person.
Zika Virus Treatment
There has been no vaccine for Zika Virus Treatment but the symptoms subside in a week or so. Babies born with Zika Virus have had developmental delays or fatal brain damage so its always better to prevent Zika Virus. The Infected person is asked to take lot of rest and also lots of fluid. But is always advised to stay away from Aspirin during mild headaches which is again a Zika Virus symptom.
How can Zika Virus be avoided
Check for Mosquito breeding in and around. The mosquito that carries zika virus usually breeds on fresh water so don’t let collect in birdbaths , planters, non used bottles, containers and discarded waste.
Goodknight Mosquito repellants also help in preventing Zika Virus, Creams, Spray, Gel ,Lotion, patches, roll-on are some other options from Goodknight to Prevent this Virus. Bed Nets and Mosquito Rackets etc are various ways in which Zika Virus can be prevented.
Zika Virus on Babies
Birth Defect called microcephaly a condition in which the baby’s head is abnormally smaller than normal babies. Zika Virus on Babies has not had a major impact directly but if transmitted through pregnant lady can then lead to death or abnormality or developmental delay,hearing loss, intellectual disability.
Zika Virus in India
Three people were found infected with Zika Virus in a Drive carried out in Ahmedabad , Gujarat. The patients were a 64 year old man, 34 year old mother and 22 year old pregnant woman. The first infection was detected in february, second in november and third in January. Since then there have many large scale drives to prevent the transmission of Zika Virus in India.
If you know that you are in a area infected with Zika Virus then its always better to wear long sleeves clothes, use mosquito repellents like Goodknight and be safe. These virus infected mosquitoes are aggressive during day time but you need to be careful throughout the day.