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What is Zika Virus? [Infographic]

ZIKA VIRUS Zika, one among the many health threats on the planet, is a mosquito borne disease. The virus is spread primarily through the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. These are the same mosquitoes that cause diseases like dengue and chikungunya. ORIGIN AND SPREAD It covered Pakistan, India, Indonesia and Malaysia First outbreak of It hit Brazil Zika virus was and Colombia identified in Africa 1947 1966 1970 2013 2015 Virus spread to Mexico, raising a It spread to It hit French concern in the United Southeast Asia Polynesia States of America. 23 countries in the Americas have active Zika virus Recife transmission 4K Brazil Pernambuca state cases of microcephaly, Rio De Janeiro the serious linked to Zika, has been recorded in Brazil SYMPTOMS Headache Mild fever Conjunctivitis Fatigue, Joint pain Skin rash TRANSMISSION Aedes species Blood transfusion Sexual contact mosquito bite 3. 7 Infection symptoms develop after 2-7days of mosquito bite 1out of 4 Complication Associated with a higher incidence of victims shows signs cases are rare miscarriages of infection ALARMING EFFECTS Physical disorder and neurological syndrome in new-born babies, born to women who are infected with the virus Abnormally small heads Incomplete brain development PREVENTION Wear full-length Use insect repellant that are approved by Environmental Protection Agency Use mosquito net while sleeping clothing to avoid skin exposure Use mosquito Empty still water from tyres, buckets and pots Cover containers Stay in screens in windows that store water air-conditioned and doors with a lid places TREATMENT No vaccine or specific Symptomatic treatment includes high intake of fluid, bed rest and medicines for pain relief drug available Visit doctor for Do not consume aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs proper advice Sources: Edited by: Soumi Pandey Designed by: Santosh Kushwaha Create engaging infographics, videos, and ebooks for your marketing campaigns. We make premium content creation fast, VB simple, and affordable. © 2016 VisualBest. All rights reserved. Follow us on Twitter @visualsbest [email protected] Y f in 8 ► ロロロ

What is Zika Virus? [Infographic]

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Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. VisualBest outlines the cause and effects of Zika, the latest deadliest disease to hit the world.


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