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Posted on 06/05/2018 in Category 1

ZikV can kill.

ZikV can kill.

ZikV can kill.

Zika virus otherwise known as ZikV or just Zika is an infectious disease that is primarily caused by the Aedes mosquitoes. Zika virus is a member of the Flaviviridae family which is a family of positive, single-stranded, enveloped Ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses, and is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes through mosquito bites, like dengue and chikungunya.

Many people infected with Zika virus only have mild symptoms while others experienced no symptoms at all. The most common symptoms of Zika are symptoms including mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis (red eyes, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. These symptoms normally last for 2-7 days.

To test for the presence of the Zika virus or other similar viruses like dengue or chikungunya, doctors or other healthcare providers may order blood tests.  It is however very important for us to visit our doctors at least 2 times for the year to do a complete blood test and ensure that our body is free of deadly diseases. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

Microcephaly  is a rare neurological condition in which an infant's head is significantly smaller than the heads of other children of the same age and sex. Sometimes detected at birth, microcephaly usually is the result of the brain developing abnormally in the womb or not growing as it should after birth.Children with microcephaly often have developmental issues. Generally there's no treatment for microcephaly, but early intervention with supportive therapies, such as speech and occupational therapies, may help enhance your child's development and improve quality of life.

I order to prevent the spread of the zika virus, we have to ensure that our environment is rid of mosquito breeding sites, and kept clean. To protect yourselves, wear light color clothing, long sleeve shirts and trousers, use mosquito repellents, and mosquito nets. Because there isn’t any known treatment or vaccine for the Zika Virus, You can still go to your local pharmacy and get any medication for the symptoms you may experience. Ensure you get adequate amount of rest and drink plenty of water.

If you are having any sign and symtoms of the zika viruse or need to just check if your health is ok.  View listing under doctor on Jamaica business directory

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