While the incidence of corona is declining in various states of India, the number of corona virus cases in Kerala is still increasing. A 24-year-old pregnant woman in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has been diagnosed with Zika virus. This is the first case of Zika virus infection transmitted by mosquitoes so far.
Doctors say the woman infected with the Zika virus is now stable. The woman gave birth to a baby on June 7. Blood samples from 13 people, including the woman’s mother, have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune for testing.
Since the newly spread Zika virus in Kerala can spread to Tamil Nadu at any time, everyone must know the important things about Zika virus infection. Below is a detailed description of the Zika virus. Read it and find out
Zika is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. This type of virus is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. This type of mosquito bites during the day. This mosquito also spreads dengue, malaria, and chickenpox.
Zika virus was first detected in Africa in 1947. But the virus became an epidemic in 2015 in Brazil. Then slowly the virus entered India. The virus is not only transmitted to humans by mosquitoes but also to others through sexual contact. So Zika was declared a public health emergency in 2016 by the World Health Organization.
The first sign of a Zika virus infection is a fever similar to dengue. So it can be difficult to diagnose with the flu. Because the flu can cause many health problems, many people do not know if they have been infected with the Zika virus.
But if a person has a fever, runny nose, headache and psoriasis for more than a week, it means that he should be tested immediately. If some people are infected with the Zika virus, it can cause conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, and headaches. In rare cases, the Zika virus has been found to cause autoimmune infections.
Zika virus has been linked to other neurological disorders such as acute brain and spinal infections. However, the long-term health problems of Zika virus infection are not yet clear.
* Since Aedes mosquitoes are active during the day and in the afternoon, people are advised to stay indoors as much as possible, avoiding wandering outside during these times. Apart from this, it is also recommended to use mosquito nets during the day at home.
* Make sure there is no stagnant water around the house.
* To reduce the risk of birth defects and further spread of the Zika virus, one should try to have safe sex with those infected with the virus. It is better to avoid having sex as much as possible.
Death by Zika is unlikely. Like other mosquito-borne diseases, rest and medication can cure Zika. Usually, infected patients recover. But Zika kills one percent of those affected by the disease.