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The Dangerous Zika Virus



A Brief History Of Zika Virus

For most of the 20th century, Zika virus was largely unknown, nestled in the shadows of seemingly more severe mosquito-borne viruses like chikungunya and dengue. Now, with the recent outbreak and the virus’ potential links to infant microcephaly a...

Zika Virus Disease: Questions And Answers

Zika virus occurs in tropical areas with large mosquito populations. People catch Zika virus by being bitten by an infected Aedes mosquito – the same type of mosquito that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

Zika Crisis: What Is Microcephaly?

The term refers to a rare neurological condition in which children have unusually small heads. In many cases, it also means a baby's brain is smaller and may not have developed properly.

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache.

‘Indian Firm’S Zika Virus Vaccine 100% Efficient In Animal Trials’

The Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech’s ‘killed Zika virus vaccine’ using an African strain has shown 100% efficacy against mortality and disease in animal studies, a study has shown. A ‘killed virus vaccine’ or ‘inactivated vaccine’ contains virus t...

Cdc Urges Doctors To Screen For Zika-Related Epilepsy In Infants Born To Infected Moms

Federal health officials writing in a medical journal urged doctors to be on the lookout for Zika-related seizures and epilepsy among infants born to mothers infected with the virus while pregnant.

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