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The Zika Virus makes it way to Georgia

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December 14, 2018
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The Zika Virus makes it way to Georgia

Picture is of open water container which is the breeding ground for Aedes mosquitos. Photo Credit: Maham Rizwan

Picture is of open water container which is the breeding ground for Aedes mosquitos. Photo Credit: Maham Rizwan

Picture is of open water container which is the breeding ground for Aedes mosquitos. Photo Credit: Maham Rizwan

Picture is of open water container which is the breeding ground for Aedes mosquitos. Photo Credit: Maham Rizwan

Zika virus began to spread by Aedes mosquitoes around 1947 in Africa. It was first identified in monkeys and then humans were exposed to it in 1952. The mosquitos mostly live in tropical or subtropical areas (Florida!). The Zika virus causes congenital disorders such as microcephaly, subcortical calcifications, damage to the eye, clubfoot, etc. Those infected with the virus can have symptoms that include rashes, fever, headaches, muscle and joint pain. However, those infected do not typically form symptoms. There have been recorded cases in Africa, North and South America, The Pacific and Asia. The virus is also associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, when the immune system starts attacking nerves and causes paralysis. The only way to know if one has been infected is through blood, urine or semen samples. In order to prevent being infected is to wear clothing that covers most of the body and use mosquito repellent that contains IR3535, DEET or icaridin. The mosquitos breed in water so extra caution is necessary to cover water containers. The Zika virus is an international epidemic and extra care is crucial to avoid being affected.

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