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Zika Virus
Updated: 10/13/2020
Zika Virus
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  • Flavivirus (zika virus) is the cause by the aedes mosquitoes.
  • The Zika virus has an envelop and nucleocapsid shape. (coccus)
  • other disease that it can cause is microcephaly, and potentially fatal congenital brain conditions. it also may cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
  • Mosquito is the Vector of the Zika Virus.
  • When pregnant you need to be extra careful because you can pass it to the baby.
  • Brazil has suffered the greatest impact from this virus. it has been estimated that more than 200,000 cases of this disease occurred, and approximately 8600 babies were born with malformation.
  • More than 85 countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-acquired Zika infection.
  • Theres no specific treatment that exist. Treatments that relieve the symptoms are get plenty of rest, drinking fluids, and if you need it take medicines like Tylenol to reduce pain.
  • Symptoms: Fever, rash, joint pain, red eyes, and loss of appetite.
  • The certain part of the world are more susceptible are foreign countries such as Angola, Anguilla, Belize, and Etc.
  • It's a single-strand RNA virus.
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