Zika virus disease: Facts

Zika virus disease: Facts

 Zika virus disease is caused by a virus from the Flavivirus genus, Flaviviridae family, from the Spondweni group and it is transmitted by bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. Symptoms of this diseases is conjunctivitis, mild fever , muscle pain, rash. Zika virus induce Birth defects such as severe brain damage in babies. Fetuses in the first trimester are particularly susceptible to birth defects from this virus. The incubation time is approximately 12 days. There is no vaccine or drugs available to prevent this infection. This diseases treated symptomatically by giving drugs to reduce body pain and fever. There are no specific drugs available to treat these disease.