Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Being a Doctor what do you know about Zika Virus ?


Zika Virus is trasmitted by mosquitos of the Aedes genus

Affected countries : Brazil , Bolivia , paraguay , Ecuador , Colombia , Mexico
Haiti , Dominican Republic , Panama , Costa Rica , El salvador

Clinical features :

Vague last for upto a week

Dx : Serology

Symptoms :
  • Fever , Rash , Joint pain , Conjunctivitis , Myalgia , Headaches , Pain behind the eyes and Vomiting
  • Only 1 in 4 develop symptoms 
  • Mostly seen in pregnant women --- lead to infant microcephaly

Prevention :
  • Insect repellent , wear long sleeved , long pants - covered extremities 
  • Rest 
  • Hydration 
  • Antipyretic and analgesics : Tylenol  (acetaminophen)

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