Zika Virus

Parent Category: Viruses (biological)
Zika virus is a disease spread by mosquitos. In most cases, the symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes, and they usually last less than a week. However, the disease is more dangerous to unborn babies, as it can cause serious birth defects.
The chances of catching zika are currently very low, especially ifyou are using repellents or staying out of infested areas.
Zika is a virus originated in Africa. It is very harmful and a research is going on about it.
It is a virus, and most viruses just have to run their course. Theyare not like bacterias that can be treated with antibiotics.
The first way the Zika virus can be spread is by actuallyencountering the mosquito. The mosquito then can inject the virusinto your body. The mosquito picks it up while feeding on aninfected person or animal. The second way is through bodily function sharing. There arecurrently several incidents of...
The Zika virus can be transmitted through unprotected sex -primarily from a man to his partner.
In January 2016, the United States Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC) issued travel guidance on affected countries,including the use of enhanced precautions, and guidelines forpregnant women including considering postponing travel. Othergovernments or health agencies also issued similar...
It is a cause of significant concern for those living in tropicalareas where the mosquitoes that are the primary vector forspreading the virus are active year-round. Pregnant women whocontract the virus will likely infect their unborn babies with thevirus where it may (depending on when it is during...
Its a disease, (Mostly of concern to pregnant women) the chief spreader is the mosquito, but at least one case of sexually transmitted case is reported.
The virus was first isolated in April 1947 from a rhesus macaque monkey that had been placed ina cage in the Zika Forest of Uganda , near LakeVictoria , by the scientists of the Yellow Fever ResearchInstitute . Eventually - around 1952 - researchers realized thatsome people were getting sick...
Zika virus wasdiscovered in Uganda, Africa in 1947. Zika virus is a mosquitoborne disease & is carried by the same mosquito that carriesdengue, yellow fever and chikungunya. The person infected with Zikavirus may suffer from fever, joint pain, rashes, and headache. Youcan prevent yourself from...
The zika virus was actually discovered decades ago, it is justmoving into the United States, so it is drawing heavier mediaattention.
Infection during pregnancy causes microcephaly and other brain malformations insome babies.
Even young children who contract the Zika virus usually do not getextremely sick if they were otherwise healthy when they got it. Thebiggest risk is to developing fetuses where it can cause severebirth defects.
Prevention involves decreasing mosquitoes bites in areas where thedisease occurs and proper use of condoms.
The earliest journal reference I've been able to locate so far isan article in 1952: Dick GW, Kitchen SF, Haddow AJ. Zika virus. I. Isolations andserological specificity. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1952;46:509-520 Which states: " Zika virus was first isolated from a sentinel rhesus monkey placedin...
The Zika virus usually produces symptoms so mild that many peopledon't even realize they are infected. It seldom puts anyone in thehospital, much less kills them; a few people die from Zika, butdeaths are very rare. The deadly part of the virus comes from the effects on babies bornto women infected...
The virus is not know to cause death directly, but sometimes itdoes cause secondary problems that can lead to death. Zika virusinfections have been linked to Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) with afew cases of Zika related GBS resulting in death. Birth defectscaused by Zika can be life threatening...
Usually through mosquito bites, through other ways. ========== See the Expert answer for most of the other ways. Not mentioned is that males can also pass it to other males throughfellatio and anal intercourse.
Zika virus has symptoms of a severe flu, along with deeplybloodshot eyes.
Zika virus is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda where some ofthe first cases were diagnosed.
The biggest problem with Zika is that Zika virus infection duringpregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly.Microcephaly is a condition where a baby's head is much smallerthan expected. Babies with microcephaly can have a range of otherproblems, depending on how severe their...
Although it may not be certain where it started, it was firstisolated and identified from infections in the Zika forest ofUganda (hence the name given to the virus).
According to the US CDC the primary vector for the transmission ofthe zika virus are infected Aedes species mosquitos ( Ae.aegypti and Ae. albopictus ). Other vectors are infected mothers whotransmit it to their unborn children, infected men who may transmitit to their sexual partners, blood...
If they get infected with it. If they are healthy, it will makethem a bit sick, but not too seriously. If a female athlete ispregnant when infected - or gets pregnant soon after gettinginfected - it may not make the athlete sick but the birth defectsit can cause in the developing fetus certainly...
Anyone CAN get the Zika virus if bitten by a mosquito carrying thevirus. ... Also - pregnant women who contract the virus will probably pass itto the developing fetus (causing nasty birth defects) sotechnically that would also be a case of a "kid" getting Zika.
It's a virus, and most viruses do not have a cure, like HIV, flu,or even the common cold.
Most Zika virus infections cause no symptoms, but when present theymay include fever , red eyes , jointpain , headache, and a rash over a flat, red area on the skincovered with small bumps.
Not by our standards, being that Brazil is the epicenter of thedisease and all they have managed to do thus far is to sprayinsecticide in the major Olympic areas. It's not going to beenough. The filthy conditions, widespread poverty, andcontamination of the natural resources by the Brazilians...
I think they are. This is a new disease that was brought up fromSouth America quicker than it should have because of air travel, sopeople were not aware they even needed to be careful and wereinfected without knowing. Others knew the danger and allowedthemselves to be exposed anyways. Either way it...
Currently the CDC is treating and experimenting with insecticidesto try to stop the advance of the mosquito-borne virus, althoughthose efforts have not been as successful as hoped. They are also considering genetically modified mosquito optionsthat would hopefully, if released and successful, bring...
Zika is actively present in the United States, American Samoa,Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, South and Central America, PacificIslands, and Cape Horn in Africa. There are attempts to contain the spread of the virus, but due tothe fact it is transmitted by mosquitoes, containment is difficult.
Zika virus causes flu like symptoms, a rash, blood shot eyes, andcan cause microcephaly in unborn babies. It is spread by mosquitos,but after a person is infected, they can also spread it throughsexual contact. In some extreme cases, zika can be fatal.
Pain in the back of the eyes . Muscle pain . Joint pain . Very noticable eye redness . Headache . Skin rash . Fever . Fatigue . Chills . Sweating . Loss of appetite Some people can also have Zika with no symptoms.
According to the CDC, Zika virus stays in the blood for 2 to 7 daysafter the symptoms pass. However, it stays in urine and semen forup to a few months after the infection. If a person is trying to conceive after having Zika virus, bothpartners should consult with a physician to make sure it is...
The bite from a Zika infected mosquito does not look any differentthan a regular mosquito bite. Most people that are infected withZika will never even show symptoms. However, when symptoms doappear, they are usually similar to the flu, joint pain, fever,stiffness. They may also display bloodshot...
Not quite, but a group of college researchers from Florida StateUniversity (FSU), Johns Hopkins University, and the NationalInstitutes of Health have made a couple of major breakthroughs. FSU Professor of Biological Science Hengli Tang helped to lead theresearch. They found that the tapeworm...
The Zika Virus Started because of the infection of mosquitoes thesemosquitoes can transmit the virus to tourists in tropical areas.