Zika virus

Zika virus

Zika

Facts about Zika Virus

  • Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.
  • People with Zika virus disease usually have a mild fever, skin rash (exanthema) and conjunctivitis. These symptoms normally last for 2-7 days.
  • The best form of prevention is protection against mosquito bites.
  • The virus is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific

Research scope in Zika Virus

  • The hidden environmental factors behind the spread of Zika and other devastating diseasesType your paragraph here…more
  • Urban transmission of Zika virus could involve other mosquito species, especially considering the adaptability of this virus…more
  • Indian firm files patent for Zika vaccine candidates…more
  • Bharat Biotech unveils first vaccine candidate for Zika Virus...more
  • Is Zika causing the microcephaly and Guillain Barré Syndrome? …more
  • Brazil researchers hope to test Zika virus treatment in a year…more

Treatment for Zika Virus

  • No treatment available only supportive treatment is availab;e, Drink lots of fluid, take rest, take medicine such as acetaminophen to relieve fever and avoid aspirin, NSAIDs…more
  • Guidelines for pregnant women during Zika virus outbreak…more
  • The next steps on Zika, A calm and cautious approach to assessing the threat is advisable, and so is avoiding unhelpful hype and hysteria, or jumping to premature conclusions…more
  • Zika virus treatment may be available in a year…more

Prevention of Zika Virus

  • Insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, and IR3535 are safe for pregnant women…more
  • Zika has been sexually transmitted in Texas, CDC confirms…more
  • CDC Recommends New Precautions to Avoid Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus…more
  • Zika Virus: Symptoms, Risk, Treatment & Prevention...more
  • Indian biotech firm says it has developed 2 vaccines for Zika virus…more

Risk factors for Zika Virus

  • Brazilian doctors find active Zika virus in urine and salive while it is unclear at this time whether Zika is communicable through these bodily fluids…more
  • Florida is at high risk for the Zika virus. Here’s how it’s preparing...more
  • Zika Q&A: What you need to know about sex, sperm banks…more
  • Zika mosquitoes’ habits may foil U.S. elimination efforts...more

Systematic reviews

  • History, Epidemiology, and Clinical Manifestations of Zika: A Systematic Review…more

Zika vaccine: Quebec researchers get approval to begin testing Zika vaccine on humans

MONTREAL — A Quebec City-based research team has received the green light to begin testing a Zika vaccine on humans in collaboration with U.S.-based partners. The researchers based at Universite Laval are the first in Canada to be authorized by Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to conduct clinical tests. The university is one of three sites that hope to begin testing a vaccine for the mosquito-borne virus in the next few days. The first phase of study involves administering the vaccine to 40 volunteers spread out over the three sites in Quebec City, Miami and Philadelphia. More at: http://www.torontosun.com/

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, March 6, 2016. Picture taken March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

10 more Zika cases have been identified in Florida. Here’s what you need to kno

The number of Zika virus infections in Florida is on the rise. Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that a total of 14 people are believed to have contracted the virus in the state. This is up from the four infections announced last week by the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which signaled that the virus is likely circulating in local mosquitos near Miami. The 14 infected people include 12 men and two women. More at:http://www.vox.com/

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