What is Zika Virus?
Zika virus is the member of the Flaviviridae virus family and its the genre is Flavivirus. Zika virus is passed through the Aedes mosquitoes that are active during the daytime. This virus causes a mild fever, known as Zika fever, Zika disease on only Zika in human. Besides, Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites to people. Especially relevant, here is a concise and effective guide on the Zika virus symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for all general people to know and stay safe.
Zika Virus Symptoms
- Not all infected by the Zika virus develop Zika or become ill. Generally, one person in Five may become ill on an average.
- The most commonly seen with Zika virus symptoms is a fever. Other symptoms include joint pain, rash, muscle pain, red eyes and headache. It can also take a week expose to symptoms.
- The effect of the disease is generally mild and last with symptom usually two/three days to a week but the virus can be found in the blood of the infected people for a long time in some cases.
- A Severe illness that needs hospitalization is generally uncommon.
- Deaths from the Zika virus infection are rare.
Diagnosis of Zika Virus.
- The Zika virus symptoms and diseases have similarity with those of dengue.
- Zika diseases are also spread by the same mosquitoes.
- Consult your concern doctor if there develop Zika virus symptoms mentioned above and also, if you have visited any region where Zika has already found.
- Tell the doctor or healthcare provider in detail of the symptoms and of your recent visits (if any).
- The doctor may advise blood tests to ensure the Zika or other viruses.
Treatment of Zika Diseases.
- There is no vaccine or medications in any form are available to treat or prevent Zika virus infections.
- Some points to follow to treat the Zika virus symptoms:
- Take rest.
- Drink plenty of fluids to avert dehydration.
- Take only normal fever or pain reliever as medication.
- Do not take any medication particularly for the Zika virus infections without consulting your healthcare provider.
- If you are taking medicines for other reasons, inform it to your doctor and get advice in this regard.
- Prevent mosquito bites if you have Zika for the first week of the infections. Because Zika virus can be found in the blood during this first week of illness and can be transmitted from the infected person to other mosquitoes through such bites and then the infected mosquitoes can then spread the Zika virus to other people too.