Actions to Control Zika Virus

The Zika virus is preponderantly transmitted by infected mosquitoes from the genus Aedes genus, primarily Aedes aegypti.
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Updated: Aug 04, 2021 01:03:38 pm

04 August 2021 Current Affairs:The Union Health Ministry has rushed a multidisciplinary team to the geographic areas to watch the Zika virus state of affairs and support the government in the management of infections. Recei, a case of Zika has been reportable in the Pune district.

About Zika:
♦ The Zika virus is preponderantly transmitted by infected mosquitoes from the genus Aedes genus, primarily Aedes aegypti. The genus Aedes mosquitoes conjointly unfold breakbone fever, chikungunya and black vomit.
♦ The virus was initially known in African countries in 1947 in monkeys.
♦ Transmission: Apart from the mosquitoes, an associate degree infected person can even unfold the virus.
♦ Symptoms:  Generally, the symptoms embrace fever, rash, muscle and joint pain, malaise, or headache. It lasts for regarding 2 to seven days. Most infected individuals don't develop any symptoms.
♦ Zika infection throughout gestation will cause infants to change state with abnormal conditions (smaller than traditional head size) and different innate malformations, referred to as innate Zika syndrome.
♦ It has no treatment or immunogen. Instead, the main target is on relieving symptoms and includes rest, rehydration and Anacin III for fever and pain.
 
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