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Zika Virus Outbreak

Recently popular Zika virus is more harmful than its popularity in the current world scenario. The virus outbreak led to the public emergency some weeks ago, making the news a big worry for families with babies across the globe. Surprisingly, Zika virus has close connection with babies having microcephaly, which is an unusually small headed condition associated with incomplete brain development.

This detrimental outbreak is a result of scientific failure that happened some nine months ago when experts declared that there is no link between Zika and the abnormally small-headed babies born in Brazil. Unfortunately, it became prominent later that this virus is a cause of a mosquito bites especially in pregnant women.

Since last week, there are around 4,000 suspect cases of microcephaly associated with Zika virus in Brazil, which are congenital. The babies faced the symptoms of mild fever, rash headache, muscle and joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes). This spread of congenital Zika virus have made Brazilian government declare emergency health condition in the state and asked World Health Organization (WHO) for help.

Unfortunately, America had to become a part of this emergency when the spread of Zika virus was reported in more than one state in the country. In most part of Latin America, it is the rainy time of the year, due to which, mosquito population is very high.  There have been constant precautionary measures, such as, spread bug killing sprays and staying indoors announced by the government. Even, government of El Salvador announced that women should not get pregnant until 2018!

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