According to world health organisation (W.H.O) :- Zika virus , that has been linked to thousands of birth defects in Latin America is spreading explosively . Zika virus has already been detected in 23 countries,raising extremely high level of concern.
The spread of the virus has prompted governments across the world to advise pregnant women against going to the areas where it has been detected.
There is no vaccine or cure for Zika.
What is Zika virus :–
Zika virus is a virus that spread to humans through bite of infected mosquito.
Symptomps of Zika virus Disease:–
The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.
In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.
How to protect from getting infected:-
The best way to protect oneself from getting infected is to protect from mosquito bite, either by using insect repellent or by wearing protective clothing. Also bed net can be used for the same purpose.