Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Zika Virus and Tips on How to Prevent It! Must Watch!

Zika virus is transmitted via mosquitos that has been spread across Latin America and the Caribbean. Though there has been some cases here in the Philippines, they have been treated immediately

There have been evidences that the Zika Virus isn't only transmitted via Mosquitos but also through sexual contact and also from a pregnant woman to her baby. That's why it is a particular concern for a lot of pregnant women.

Studies have shown that at least 80% of individuals that has been infected with the virus will not show any symptoms of it. That's why everyone should be wary of their environment and make sure to clean every parts of where you live. For 1 out of 5 people who might experience the symptoms of the virus, they are usually very mild and typically last 2 to 7 days.
"The symptoms are normally characterized by having acute onset of rashes, joint pain, headaches, or conjunctivitis(pink eye). Some may also have fever." - Nava Yeganech MD, UCLA
There has been no vaccines or medicines that is commercially available for the Zika virus disease,

though doctors have been asking the 'Zika patients' to rest a lot, hydrate the body, and to use acetaminophen to relive the fever and pain that the patient is experiencing.

There are two rare but serious medical condition that is associated with the Zika virus, including the Guillain Barré syndrome, which is a disease in our Nervous system, and Microcephaly, which is a condition in a fetus's brain that would result for its head to develop abnormally and small. The best way to prevent this disease is prevent you and your family from getting bitten, and always cleaning the house and also the environment around your house to prevent things like the Zika virus. Make sure to use insect repellents on your exposed skin and avoid areas that have 'still water' where mosquitos breed.

Source: UCLA Health Org/USP