Zika virus infection is a mosquito borne diseases like Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. Aedes mosquito born diseases have become major risk to the Human population. This virus was found in the Zika forest that is the reason it is called Zika virus. It was isolated from a Rhesus monkey in April 1947, in Uganda. It was a major epidemic in French Polynesia and New Caledonia between 2013 to 2014, after its spread to Mexico, Central and south America it’s become Pandemic. In November 2015, the Ministry of Health of Brazil published an announcement confirming the relationship between Zika virus and Microcephaly. In India Zika virus is confirmed in 2017, three cases in Ahmedabad Gujarat and One case in Krishnagiri District of Tamil Nadu. Again 2018 in the month of September one case were found in women in Jaipur, Rajasthan state. After NCDC (National center for Disease control) screenings around Shastri Nagar area fond 157 cases, including 63 pregnant women. Zika virus is transmitted through the Mosquito, sexual activities, vertical transmission, and Blood. Clinical manifestations are just like DENV and CHIKV along with Microcephaly, and Other Neurological problems. Zika virus Diagnosed by RTPCR and IgM. Management of Zika virus is symptomatic treatment and rest. Here prevention is better than treatment so we should prevent the mosquito bites through effective removal of breeding places.
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Manjula K V. Zika Virus. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(1):91-3. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00021
Manjula K V. Zika Virus. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(1):91-3. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00021 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-1-21