Mosquito Borne Zika Virus Now Linked With Microcephaly – A Congenital Disease

International News, News

Aedes Aegypti mosquito borne Zika virus which is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions has now been linked with Microcephaly. Microcephaly is a congenital disease where children are born with unusually small and under-developed brain and head. Individuals suffering from Microcephaly usually have a lower life expectancy, have seizures and often face challenges performing usual tasks requiring brain function.

Baby Affected By Microcephaly
Baby Affected By Microcephaly

A connection between Zica virus and Microcephaly was earlier not known. Usual symptoms of Zica virus infection are fever and joint pain and sometimes a more serious condition known as theĀ Guillan-Barre or GBS. In case of GBS, the body’s immune system attacks the nerve system and causes paralysis in extreme cases. A complete recovery from GBS and other symptoms of Zica virus infection is possible.

But the cause of concern is the rising number of Microcephaly cases in Brazil which the experts are linking to pregnant women getting infected by Zica virus. In 2015 as many as 3,500 Microcephaly cases have been registered in Brazil with 46 of the babies dying. Centre of Disease Control (CDC) has issued an warning on pregnant woman travelling to Brazil.

Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes bite during the day and their prime target is human bodies. OneĀ Aedes Aegypti mosquito can effect multiple people. The best way to be safe from these mosquitoes is by using repellents and air conditioning.

Please follow and like us:

You May Also Like

Syrian Forces Free Palmyra From The Grasp Of ISIS With the help of Russian air strikes Syrian forces managed to capture the city of Palmyra from the clasp of ISIS terrorists since the city was capture...
Cigarette Sales Volume In India On A Record Decline 2010-11 was the last fiscal year that saw a growth in the cigarette sales volume in India. From the 4.3% growth recorded this year, cigarette sales ha...
French Police Confirms The Death Of Terrorist Abdelhamid Abaaoud French police have confirmed the death of Paris attack mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud after a 7 hour long gunfight at Saint Denis. So far 5 terrorist...
Soumyajit DasMazumdar on FacebookSoumyajit DasMazumdar on LinkedinSoumyajit DasMazumdar on Twitter
Soumyajit DasMazumdar
Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

One thought on “Mosquito Borne Zika Virus Now Linked With Microcephaly – A Congenital Disease

Leave a Reply