Mosquitoes remains the traceable lead to getting the Zika virus and the effect of the Zika virus has being traced to being the the cause of the birth defect microcephaly which causes new babies to have small and abnormal brain and head. The transmission via sex is also a very vital case as its in fact more common than the initially thought mosquito bite according to a statement fom World Health Organization. According to the organization, the attempt to concieving should at least be a cause of abstinence for about four weeks before even trying to have babies. They also said that in case males have any signs of Zika, the couple should wait for about 6 months before trying to have babies.
Although its very common that majority of those with the virus never developed any sign or symptom of the disease which includes Fever, Rash, Joint Pain or Red eyes. But the fact is that the result of the infection goes on the babies they are trying to have. The major case of Zika is in the Latin American environment while Brazil tops the list.
Although there haven’t been any official declaration as to if there has being any case in the US so far while the case in Brazil is around 5,000. As the US health officials keep on with research, its thought that Gulf Coast states such as Florida, Louisiana and Texas could be the major areas of threat based on mosquito season.
Earlier this month, U.S. health officials reported that the number of pregnant women in the United States infected with the Zika virus had tripled because cases were now being counted in a more comprehensive way. By far, the estimated number of women infected int he US and its territories is around 280 according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There was an earlier case of some pregnant women in the country wth Zika related symptoms but the latest report has it that there are cases of women without any signs of Zika virus but yet giving birth to babies with Microcephaly.
Health officials both at the Federal and Local level have deployed a three-pronged strategy which is an attempt to preventing spread via mosquito in the United States and thus helping carry on with researches and tests. The officials also advised everyone to protect themselves against mosquioes.
Heealth officials also advised women living in the Zika prone environment to always protect themselves from mosquitoes by wearing clothes that covers them up well, Staying indoor and protecting themselves during sexual intercourse and seeking medical advises while trying to have babies.
The US president has asked Congress to allocate about $1.9Billion in order to fight off the Zika threat although lawmakers are yet to sign this to bill but as the case may be, the issue of Zika is dangerous and shouldn’t taken with a light hand. This way, good care of one self is very necessary.