Zika virus infection are confirm in Kerala. The danger of this virus has increased a lot due to the arrival of this virus in the midst of the corona wave. Samples of 19 people from Kerala have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune. It is feared that 13 of these people may be infected with the Zika virus. Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms of being infected with Zika virus are similar to those of dengue such as fever, body rash and joint pain.
Recently, biologist Marcelo Gordo of the Federal University of Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil, said that Zika virus could also be among the next epidemics.Alessandra Nava, a biologist at the Fiocruz Amazonia Biobank, furthered Marcelo’s point of view, saying that the way humans are occupying forests, the viruses, bacteria and pathogens present in the organisms living there are spreading infection by attacking humans. Huh. Exactly the same has happened in China, from where the coronavirus originated.
Viruses of Zika and Chikungunya have been found in monkeys in Brazil. This virus was passed from humans to monkeys. Because of which many female monkeys had to be aborted in Brazil. Because all the signs of human beings were visible in the fetus and body of female monkeys. Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes of the Aedes species. It bites monkeys, from which it reaches humans.
Aedes mosquitoes, the carriers of Zika virus, are found in high density in Kerala. Aedes mosquitoes also spread dengue. They breed in stagnant fresh water and mostly live indoors. The Zika virus often causes birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Due to this, immunity also gets affected. Many times people do not even see the symptoms seen due to Zika virus. . Because of this, pregnant women can have more problems. Its infection can seriously harm the developing fetus. Because of this, there may be congenital diseases or anomalies in children .\
There is currently no vaccine or treatment for the Zika virus. Anyway, a recent study has revealed that antibiotics will not work in future epidemics. The next pandemic will be such, which will not be affected by antibiotics, antimicrobials, antibacterial drugs .The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed antimicrobial resistance as a global threat. The organization said that zika virus could take a formidable form in the future. Such diseases can spread from any corner of the country. They can infect people of any age.
Zika virus can also be spread by mosquitoes, sex, pregnancy and donating blood. WHO has instructed pharmaceutical companies around the world to develop inactivated vaccines to inactivate this virus.So that there is no harm to pregnant women. Since March 2016, 18 pharmaceutical companies around the world have been engaged in developing the Zika virus vaccine. But these companies say that it will take about 10 years to make its vaccine.