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Abstract

A REVIEW ON ZIKA VIRUS

Priyanka S.*, Sangeeta D., Dr. Sapna M., Anil K. and Nikita S.

ABSTRACT

Zika, is a flavivirus mainly transmitted by mosquitos of Aedes genus,
it was discovered in 1947 in Uganda. The World population is facing
different health problems from zika virus and it’s vector. A pregnant
woman can pass zika virus to her fetus during pregnancy it may causes
microencephaly and also other brain deformities in fetus. In adults zika
virus infections are characterized by subclinical or mild influenza-like
illness, it also causes severe manifestations including Guillain-Barre
syndrome. Its spread to various countries has led to a global health
emergency. Fast dissemination of this virus in different geographical
areas posses a major threat especially to regions where the population
lacks herd immunity against the ZiV and there is abundance of Aedes
mosquitoes. There are no effective vaccines or treatment is available till now. The main focus
of this review is to summarize current global scenario, epidemiology, pathophysiology,
diagnosis and remedial measures for ZiV considering the Indian perspective.

Keywords: Zika virus, Mosquito-borne infections, flavi virus.


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