Zika Virus Disease Zika virus disease is caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people by mosquito bites. An estimated 80% of people who get Zika have no symptoms. When symptoms appear, they are usually mild, last a few days to a week, and go away on their own. The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. Although most Zika infection is spread by mosquito bites, it can also be spread from mother to child in pregnant women and can be sexually transmitted. There is currently no treatment for Zika. courtesy JAMA

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Very nice update Sir. Just to add : - Primarily the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same type that spreads dengue, chikungunya in India and yellow fever (Not found in India, though vector is present) . So far my knowledge goes, till date Zica virus infection is not reported from India. But there is every chance of getting infection due to rapid migration of people to visit India during prodromal stage, carrying Zika virus from affected countries. To follow preventive measure is good to follow as it will not only prevent Dengue, Chikungunya which are now epidemic form in different parts of India but it will also prevent other mosquito bourne diseases like JE, Malaria, filaria etc which are relevant in Indian scenario. Thanks a lot Dr. M V Subramanyam, for sharing the post

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Excellent post, sir. Nicely narrated the transmission and symptoms of zika virus. Latest update on zika virus is it could have Alzheimer's like effect in adults. It causes microcephaly in new borns born to zika virus effected mothers. Thanks for sharing the post.

You are most welcome madam
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As you said currently there is no Treatment for Zika Viral Disease. Anti-- Zika Vaccine is in the final phase, soon it will be available. Zika infected Pregnant lady give Birth to " MICROCEPHALY BABY " Till now in India fortunately we don't have this dreadful Virus.

Thanks for your valuable input sir
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Does it can spread when immunity develop in primary case. .? pl reply. .

yes
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useful information Thanks

Thanks Dr shakil
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Thank you sir for useful information.

Welcome madam
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Very nice & useful.

Thanks sir
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useful information

Thanks sir
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helpful information

Thanks sir
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Thanks again for this wonderful update sir....

welcome sir
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