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According to Cable News Network (CNN - an American basic cable and satellite television channel), the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an emerging health threat on Monday, i.e., Zika virus.
What is Zika Virus & How Does It Impact Human Life?
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus and it’s spreading fast primarily through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. The infected people usually feel the symptoms like mild fever, red eye, skin rash (exanthema) and conjunctivitis for 2-7 days. Aedes mosquitoes are the similar mosquitoes that spread other viruses similar to dengue and chikungunya.
The WHO says that an emergency is necessary because this mosquito-borne virus is spreading very fast. It is also assumed that this virus has an association with a frightening spike in babies born with abnormally small heads (also called as microcephaly in the countries Brazil and French Polynesia).
The current existence of Zika virus is raging in more than 20 different countries encompassing Americas, Caribbean, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Samoa, and Cape Verde.
What Should to Do to Prevent a Zika Infection?
At the moment, there is no any vaccine to cure this infectious disease. The best preventative measure of this infectious disease is only to keep yourself protected from getting bitten by such dangerous mosquitoes. Here’s how:
The USA’s President recently did a meeting with CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden and his other health & national security advisors, and discussed about this public health concerning Zika virus & its spread over the U.S. Now, they are more focusing towards accelerating research efforts to make accessible diagnostic tests, arranging vaccines & other therapeutics, informing all Americans about this infectious disease, and taking appropriate steps for protecting themselves in opposition to the Zika virus.