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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The Aedes mosquito can also spread Zika fever, Mayaro and Chikungunya, which has no cure.
Two cases of Zika fever imported from French Polynesia to Japan, December 2013 to January 2014.
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.
The differential diagnosis for dengue fever is broad, and can include chikungunya fever, malaria, leptospirosis, meningococcemia, drug eruption, and Zika fever.
sup][4] Moreover, no drugs reported could prevent or treat Zika fever currently.
The simple ZIKV detection kit that is currently commercially available detects the antibodies to ZIKV (immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M) that are producted in the bodies of infected humans, and is therefore not suited to diagnosing Zika fever in the initial stage of infection.
Zika fever, can cause serious defects in unborn children.
The call for mobilization came amid health advisories and alerts on Zika fever that have been issued by health authorities all over the world, including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Health (DOH), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
At this stage, there is no case of Zika fever in Pakistan and the risk for such outbreak is non-significant, they said in a joint statement issued here on Saturday.
We know that this epidemic is not a threat to us," said Skvortsova, who briefed President Vladimir Putin about a study on a vaccine against Zika fever Wednesday.
The Zika virus causes Zika fever, a comparatively mild disease that afflicts a person about three days after being bitten by a diseased mosquito.
In January 2016, the first autochthonous cases of Zika fever were confirmed in Nicaragua (1).