The Zika virus is still in the News. Political issues have put funding on hold. This is not putting the mosquito or the virus on hold. MedQ Smart pill Bop offer these answers to Ziks’s top questions.
No, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel advisory.
Most Zika Virus cases in the US were contracted in a country where Zika is common.
Zika is contracted and spread from an infected Aedes mosquito. It is found in 30 states. The CDC said that since the mosquitos can only travel 150 meters, widespread infection is unlikely. Zika can be transmitted during sex. It can also come from a pregnant woman to her baby.
Most people will not even know they have it. Some will have mild fever, rash, muscle or joint pain. Symptoms last for a few days.
Babies born to pregnant women with a Zika virus infection may be born with severe birth defects.
You can’t, there is no Zika vaccine. The best way to prevent Zika is not to get bitten by an infected mosquito.
The CDC recommends pregnant women avoid areas with Zika.
The CDC recommends:
There are no treatment or vaccine for Zika. The CDC recommends resting, drinking fluids and to take acetaminophen. Patients should check with their healthcare provider before taking pills.
If you know any boby who has been infected, report it to the CDC. They will put it in the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry.