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Zika Virus in 2017

  • July 15, 2017
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zika virus in 2017The outbreak of  zika virus in 2017 was bit as serious compared to that of 2016.

Countries affected by zika virus diseases cause by zika virus in 2016 and 2017 are Barbados 20 January 2016, Bolivia and Costa Rica 29 January 2016, Brazil and Colombia 30th January 2016, Curacao and El Salvador 31 January 2016 .

In January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that this virus is likely to spread throughout Americas by end of this year.

In February 2016, the WHO said that microcephaly and Guillian –Barre syndrome (GBS), is believed to have relationship with zika virus outbreak.

This virus is spread by not only Aedes aegypti mosquito but also Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito) now have become widespread in North America.

A travel warning is given by a number of countries and outbreak is expected to have impact on tourism.

Studies have shown that zika virus arrived in the country from French Polynesia in 2014 during FIFA World cup tournament, based on DNA analysis of virus.

In May 2015, zika virus was confirmed to cause dengue like diseases in brazil.

In the district of camacari and city Salvador it was found that a disease with flu like symptoms which is followed by rashes and arthralgia was shown to cause by zika virus in 2017.

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