Zika Virus: Alarming Situations For India, 13 Indian Found Infected

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 “According to our mission in Singapore, 13 Indian nationals have tested positive for Zika in Singapore,” Vikas Swarup, spokesman for India’s external affairs ministry, told Reuters on Sept. 1.

According to our climatic conditions and the propensity for travel has identified many countries including India at high risk of Zika virus transmission.Macro of a Mosquito on water which is develop in rainy seasonSince the 2015 Zika outbreak in Brazil, 50 countries have reported their first-ever cases of Zika infection.

Researchers identified countries with climatic conditions conducive to Zika survival and determined the level of travel to these areas from countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean known to have local transmission of the Zika virus. Based on these data, researchers calculated the month-by-month risk of Zika transmission.

In India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bangladesh were identified as being most at the risk of Zika virus transmission. These countries had high volumes of travel from areas affected by Zika, and these countries also have the shortening of resources.

The potential for epidemics to occur in parts of Africa and the Asia-Pacific region is particularly concerning given that the vast numbers of people who could be exposed to Zika virus are living in environments where health and human resources to prevent, detect, and respond to epidemics are limited.
This analysis, although based on a number of assumptions, provides an indication of which populations are most susceptible to local transmission of Zika virus, whereby helping health decision makers make best use of their finite resources. Furthermore, the risk could be reduced by preventing sexual transmission of Zika virus infection through increased health education in high risk areas

Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters. They can also bite at night.Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects.There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

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The Florida Department of Health has identified an area in one neighborhood of Miami where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. Zika can be transmitted through Mosquito bites From a pregnant woman to her fetus, Blood transfusion (very likely but not confirmed)          Zika symptoms most common symptoms Many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms.

The most common symptoms of Zika are

1. Fever
2. Rash
3. Joint pain
4. Conjunctivitis (red eyes)
5. Muscle pain
6. Headache

Symptoms can last for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. Once a person has been infected with Zika, they are likely to be protected from future infections.

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