Zika fever

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Zi·ka fe·ver

an acute disease, probably transmitted by mosquitoes, clinically resembling dengue; caused by Zika virus (q.v.), a member of the family Flaviviridae.
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Zika virus infection is also known as Zika fever is characterized by mosquito-borne viral disease which is spread by a bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.
Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, is a mosquito that can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, Mayaro and yellow fever viruses, and other disease agents.
The most common type's of mosquito-borne diseases are malaria, Zika fever, dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile virus.
Other vector transmitted viral illnesses such as Zika fever, Mayaro and yellow fever were not reported to be present at the time of the study in the island.
He further said that the disease can be cured within one week if adequate preventive measures are followed by the patients."According to medical experts, the Zika fever can be cured if patients, who are suffering from it, get plenty of rest, drink ample amount of water, and take medicines such as paracetamol, they can get cured within a week," Saraf added.
Because of the 2015-2016 epidemic of Zika fever in the Western Hemisphere and the link between microcephaly and Zika virus infection, Zika virus has been studied more comprehensively than SPONV (1).
As head of the country's main public health agency, Frieden played a prominent role in helping respond to the outbreaks of Ebola in West Africa in 2014 and Zika fever that began in Brazil in 2015.
The Aedes mosquito can also spread Zika fever, Mayaro and Chikungunya, which has no cure.
(36-38) Distinguishing Zika fever from dengue and chikungunya infections, which are common in these same geographic regions, is not possible clinically; however, ZIKV may be more commonly associated with peripheral edema and conjunctivitis, and less commonly with leukopenia and thrombocytopenia, than are these other viruses.
He actually first learned about the virus when he was a law student at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he graduated in 2007, and came across a reference to "Zika fever."
The differential diagnosis for dengue fever is broad, and can include chikungunya fever, malaria, leptospirosis, meningococcemia, drug eruption, and Zika fever.
In endemic areas, as well as in the setting of travel medicine, ZIKV infection represents both clinical and diagnostic challenges since the symptoms are very similar to other arboviral diseases.[sup][4] Moreover, no drugs reported could prevent or treat Zika fever currently.