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Zika Virus Information


Zika Virus Information

About Zika

The mosquito's ability to transfer diseases has been common knowledge for a very long time. The impact and severity of the diseases that can be transferred, however, are often overlooked. One prevalent illness that mosquitoes can infect humans with is the Zika virus, and the CDC has recently stated that this illness will be increasingly affecting the United States.

Zika Virus Contraction

The most effective way to understand the scope of how severe the impact could possibly be with the Zika virus is by studying it. Scientists are working to improve treatment and prevention of the Zika virus. A vaccine for the Zika virus is still in the works.

Zika Symptoms

Zika symptoms are often mild and last less than a week, like a bad cold. However if a pregnant woman contracts the Zika virus the results can be much worse. The Zika virus can cause babies to be born with microcephaly. Zika caused microcephaly has the following symptoms:

• Abnormally small skull circumference in babies
• Impaired cognitive development in babies The Spread of Zika in the United States

Zika cases found in the United States had only involved people that recently returned from traveling abroad, meaning the cases derived from other countries. But more recently mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus have been identified in Florida. So far, there have been more than 346 Zika cases in the United States, and these cases span as far east as New York and as far west as San Francisco.

Zika Virus Prevention

According to Dr. Anne Schuchat, deputy director at the CDC, there is an increasing effort being put forth by the CDC to fight the Zika virus. Schuchat said that the CDC’s efforts should "serve as motivation for members of Congress to pay careful attention to this top priority."

In other words, the Zika virus is something that should be paid attention to, throughout the world.

Effective Zika Virus Control

Eliminating the cause of the Zika virus is the best way to prevent Zika. "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the CDC recommend taking a combination of approaches that includes eliminating standing water, and that could also include an outdoor misting system," shared CNN.

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Sources:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/11/health/zika-virus-scarier-than-first-thought/index.

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