Centre for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) has been for so long on Zika Virus, especially to prevent and cure pregnant women. Zika virus severely harms pregnant women and their fetus.
1. What is Zika Virus?
Zika Virus is spread by mosquitoes called Aedes which are mainly active during day-time. Zika Virus can spread through a mosquito bite or if mosquito leaves her saliva on food items kept in open.
Zika Virus belongs to a family of viruses called Flaviviridae. This virus comes from Zika Forest in Uganda. Hence, it is named Zika Virus. This is the place where it was first found in the year 1947.
Coming in contact with Zika Virus may lead to symptoms like fever, headache, rashes, joint pains and red eyes.
Zika virus carrying mosquitoes also carry other viral diseases like dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
2. How does it affect Pregnant Women?
Zika Virus has very adverse effects on Pregnant Women. It can pass to fetus and can cause birth defects which are hard to cure afterwards.
Most of the people affected with Zika Virus may show mild or no symptoms and hence, it becomes difficult to diagnose its presence inside the body.
The Pregnant women who are infected with Zika Virus, sometimes show almost no symptoms - which in turn makes it the most threatening adversity of Zika Virus.
If not treated, Pregnant Women can pass the Zika Virus to their fetus causing severe birth defects like limited motion of joints, difficulty in swallowing, hearing and vision problems and abnormal development of brain (small heads or microcephaly).
3. What are those measures, which CDC has taken?
CDC has been working very efficiently in the field of preventing Zika Virus infections for Pregnant Women.
In this article we have tried putting together the symptoms you usually get in 12 weeks of pregnancy and suggestions of how to deal with them.