Zika virus, which causes microcephaly, which expresses a neurodevelopmental dysfunction in infants, whether it is transmitted to pregnant girls, emerged this time in India.
DETECTED IN 14 PEOPLE
Kerala Well being Minister Veena George confirmed in an announcement that Zika virus was detected in 14 individuals in the town of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
FIRST SEEN IN A PREGNANT WOMAN
George said that the virus was first seen in a 24-year-old pregnant lady who was admitted to the hospital on 28 June with headache, fever and rash.
Based on the BBC’s report, the Minister said that the areas affected by monsoon rains have turn into breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Zika virus is transmitted to people by the chunk of an contaminated mosquito of the “Aedes aegypti” species.
TRANSMITTED BY BLOOD AND SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP
Zika virus, which gave the impression to be transmitted by blood and sexual activity in addition to mosquito bites, was first encountered in monkeys in the Zika forests of Uganda in 1947.
SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS
There isn’t any particular therapy or preventive vaccine for the illness, which exhibits signs similar to fever, redness of the eyes, vomiting, rash, headache, muscle and joint ache.
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