Know the Common Symptoms of The Zika Virus

By Henry Tyler, Parent Herald December 06, 06:35 pm
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Coraliz Dones, 34 and 9 months pregnant, who tested positive for Zika when she was 7 months pregnant, talks to midwife Michelle Perez-Chiques at the Centro MAM, an independent natural birth clinic which promotes natural births and uses midwifes on September 2, 2016 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. T
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Microcephaly symptoms weren't shown, by babies for months, which was proved by a study which was done in Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. There are no doubts that the virus called,"Zika" is a serious problem which is causing microcephaly, says npr news.

Babies having microcephaly are born to the mothers who have infection. In this, the babies are born with comparatively smaller heads as compared to their bodies. In some cases babies are born with smaller heads by birth but in some cases, the babies seem normal when born but after some months due to
zika virus, the problem is noticed. Dr. Jamieson was interviewed for this purpose by Wertheimer in which he asked Dr. Jamieson about the recent study he had done.

He told that his study which he noticed by observing 13 infants born normally but having the consistency of Zika virus, and over the months their sizes of heads were abnormal. He also mentioned that babies having Zika viruses did not only face the abnormal head size problem but a number of other problems
such as, seizures and irritability was also faced.

The abnormal size of head therefore, is not the only problem that these babies have to face. On asking, Dr. Jamieson also told that this virus won't go away until and unless an effective vaccine is discovered which can oppose the virus. Wertheimer further asked the doctor that why the doctor thought that the study was important, to which he replied that people should have early checkups so to avoid this problem.

Jamieson was also asked why WHO(World health organisation) didn't
consider Zika virus as a global threat and concern to which he replied that this
is very confusing to him, but no matter what, the studies on Zika viruses and
preventions plus treatments should not be stopped.

Symptoms of Zika virus include:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint pain
  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes)
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Vomiting

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