Zica virus:-Symptoms and Treatment

April 21, 2017
First Published On: April 25, 2016
by HitBerry

Thousands of infants nowadays are being detected by devastating birth effect and many medical researchers showed that it must be linked with mosquito-borne virus named zica virus. Zica is a mosquito-borne virus swiping through many countries throughout the world. It is spread by Aedes Mosquitoes. This virus was first seen in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys. Later it was detected in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. This virus creates a birth defect where the newborns is affected and have small head with incomplete brain development .Once pregnant women get infected with this virus there gets high risk of giving birth to babies with small head and small brain. So this virus can be dangerous during pregnancy period .

Symptoms Of Zica Virus

Other diseases might have specific symptoms but person suffering from Zica virus sometimes might not know that they are the victims of this virus because usually this virus doesn’t show any symptoms. But we can detect some common symptoms of Zica virus. Some of its regular symptoms are as follows:

  • Fever
  • Rashes
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache

Once we get bitten by an infected mosquito we have high chance of acquiring Zica Virus. The symptoms of Zica virus only last for several days or some weeks. Especially pregnant women are prone to such viruses and if any of the above symptoms such as: Fever, Joint pain, headache, rashes etc are seen in them that they should immediately consult to their doctor. Still there is not any update on its medical treatment for its permanent cure .This disease is similar to Dengue and Malaria as all these diseases are mosquito-borne diseases and not all but some of its symptoms might match.

Treatment (Cure) Of Zica Virus

Zica virus can damage our entire immunity slowly. We easily get treatment for some other common diseases but some of the diseases do not have exact treatment and Zica virus is one of them. Till now neither we have any vaccines for Zica virus nor any medications. This virus is detected after some blood test. But there are some basic things we can do if we are victim of this virus:

1. Drink plenty of liquid:

We should take lots of fluids like water, juice, soup etc if we are victim of Zica virus. Such fluid soothes our body and give us relieve from other pain which we might feel in our body due to dehydration. We should strictly avoid alcohol and other caffeine products when we are suffering from this disease.

2. Take common medication:

We should take simple medicines to cure the symptoms like fever, headache, muscle pain etc after consulting doctor. We should avoid taking any aspirins and Ibuprofen medicines because such medications might increase the risk of bleeding and other complexities might be seen in the victim of Zica virus.

3. Take rest:

We should take lots of rest when we are diagnosed by Zica virus. As this virus have no vaccines and medicines for its cure we should take rest and increase our immunity power to combat with such a disease. Rest is essential to recover fast. Along with physical rest we should not give any pressure to our mind too.

4. Eat healthy foods:

We are what we eat so we should eat healthy vegetables and fruits to fight with Zica virus. We should totally avoid fried foods and junk foods while suffering from such disease. Healthy food increases our immune system and further gives us power to struggle with this virus.

5. Keep Consulting to doctors:

We should consult our doctor for routine checkup and if any other complications appear and we should further follow the things that our doctor suggests us to do.

6. News and portal:

Keep on reading different health-related news or portal to be alert from this deadly virus.