Zika Virus

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Joseph Fajardo
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February 10, 2016

Zika Virus

“Zika virus was first isolated in 1947, a rhesus monkey in the forest Zika, located in Uganda.” Researchers there found that it lived in mosquitoes, and they learned through experimentation that it could also infect mice” (PhD Jennifer, 2016) For a long time, Zika virus disease was confined to the equatorial regions of Asia and Africa” (Virus D. a., 2016); “The Zika virus is an endemic microorganism in Africa and Asia; it is related to a group of viruses named flaviviruses and is connected to the dengue virus” (Virus T. Z., 2016)

However, during the post-2005 period, Zika virus disease began to spread to other parts of the world too. The appearance in South America has been linked to an increased incidence of microcephaly (small head and brain practice) among newborns (causation has not been established yet). “Recent studies have pointed to the fact that the Zika virus has the potential to be extended to those regions of the United States, where more than 60% of the population (200 million) reside” (Virus D. a., 2016). As malaria and dengue fever are believed to Zika virus to spread by mosquitoes bite; Aedes aegypti is considered to be the culprit. This species of mosquito is the same that is involved in the spread of diseases of dengue and chikungunya.

Some Ideas:

* Where Zika virus is present? * What are the symptoms of the disease virus Zika? * How you can diagnose Zika? * What is the difference between the Zika, dengue and chikungunya? * About Prevention * What Steps is taking the World Health Organization? * Zika virus is present in tropical areas with high density of mosquitoes. It is known that circulating in Africa, the Americas, South Asia and the western Pacific.

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