The Zika virus.
But another ”plague” hits us again. As far back as You can remember withduring my entire life, first it was eventually the SARS virus, followed from the Bird Flu, H1N1, H5N1 viruses. It is really like mirroring the volatility from the stock markets the behaviors of the viruses!
Introducing our next big hit. The Zeeek Mosquito. That is what I am gonna call it then it’s kinda closely connected with the Chikungunya (another species of naughty mosquitos) . These Zeeks were first discovered in 1947 inside the forests of Zika (hence the name) , Uganda, now, do not go asking me how it was eventually first discovered because I do not idea how it became existent in our own lives. And in 1952, the very first few human case from the virus was reported as well as the last happening inside the year 2007.
The virus re-emerged just last year in 2015 as then, the Virus is making an amazing tour from Brazil, towards the USA as well as to as far back as Vietnam. And God forbid, we need to be prepared to its landfall here in Singapore.
How can it be transmitted?
The Zika Virus was thought being carried by infected AEDES mosquitoes. And therefore, once they infect humans, the latter gets infected using the virus.
Now at this stage, the infected person may or might not understand that he / she is infected using the virus, with symptoms only showing in many days or every week. So when other mosquitoes feed upon the infected human individual, the mosquitoes in return gets infected! ! It is a viscous cycle!
Other ways include having unprotected sex ; where the chance of sexually transmitted diseases are constantly greater without using a condom ; and blood transfusion, options for submission is no confirmation of infections via blood transfusion, there is suspected cases in Brazil the virus was passed via this mode.
The final mode of transmission that has caught the planet by storm is between mother and an unborn child or an infected woman who then conceives a toddler, and It’s raised alarms from inside the World Health Organization itself the unborn child may suffer from birth defects.
Symptoms of them available?
When you are infected using the Zika Virus, you ought to look for these following symptoms :
Conjunctivitis (Redness inside the eyes)
It may well sound mediocre but one ought to be really concerned of what I am visiting say next.
You won’t be able to really know what hit you until after many days you will get bitten.
So you will be practically going concerning your daily routines until reality sets in! People do not actually get sick enough to acquire seen by your Doctor.
The light in these is death is rare over these instances. As well as the even greater news is once you are infected, and recover from it, you are immune inwith it!
How can I prevent it?
It is really fairly simple actually.
Refrain traveling to Zika affected areas like Brazil, some countries in South East Asia like Thailand, South Korea and Vietnam as well as the United States. But resisting a trip to Phuket, Seoul and parts from the US? Who could?
In case a companion, friend or family are suspected to get contracted the virus, educate them to be able to lay low for every week or two. To not the point of really burying yourself inside the room, but just to ensure that the household does not cost anything of mosquitoes. You won t enjoy being infected them mosquitoes, can you now?
By far, we understand that this virus Isn’t readily transmissible via airborne, but it is usually good to get precautions :
Make use of a mask if you want to
Wash your hands regularly
Always employ protection when having sexual intercourse.
If you’re infected, DO NOT get bitten by another mosquito, as which will cause the infections to spread via that little bugger, who goes on biting other victims.
Treatment for it?
There isn’t any treatment ready till today.
The ultimate medications the WHO propose to alleviate the symptoms are taking Acetaminophen or Paracetamol.
Fortunately there is no reports of deaths attributed from the virus.
There is however, anomalies in newborns, where Mircocephaly (defects from the brain) took place. Other anomalies include eye, hearing and growth impairments.