It has been estimated by The World Health Organization that there would be around three to four million cases in America of people affected by Zika Virus by next year.
It is alarming isn’t?
Do you exactly know what Zika Virus is? You all must know these 10 facts about the deadly virus.
1: Zika Virus is spread through the bite of mosquitoes. In most of the cases, it is not associated with serious illness. There has been an evidence that if this virus affects the pregnant women, it leads to microcephaly that is a kind of birth defect. In this, usually the new born baby head size is relatively small and the brain doesn’t develop completely.
paralysis of the person.
7: Anybody who is traveling to or living in the area that has been affected with Zika Virus is high potential to be affected by this virus and this virus doesn’t even spare pregnant women.
8: It has been reported that women who are pregnant or could be pregnant in near future should try and avoid traveling to 24 countries and territories that are majorly in Latin America and the Carribiena where the virus is spreading speedily.
9: Te symptoms of this virus resemble to chikungunya and dengue as this virus is also spread by the same mosquitoes that are responsible for spreading these diseases.
10: Precautions that you must take if you think you are affected Zika:
Take lot of rest
Drink plenty of fluid that will prevent dehydration
Take the prescribed medicines like paracetamol or acetaminophen. This would relieve the pain and fever.
You should not take aspirin or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like naproxen and ibuprofen.
You must avoid NSAIDs and Asprin till the dengue is ruled out as there is risk of bleeding.
Thus, here is everything that you should know about this virus that is spreading at an enormous rate in America.