The world still isn’t safe – After Covid-19, experts warn against the incurable “Zika Virus”

According to media reports, researchers have issued warnings against a new viral outbreak – the Zika Virus. Previous studies have hinted about the virus, but recent data show the threat might be approaching faster than anticipated.

“A single mutation can trigger an explosive spread”

Daya suggests that a single mutation of Zika Virus would be enough to trigger an explosive spread. Experts warn against the virus and urge people to be on the lookout for any signs and symptoms.

About the Zika Virus

The Zika Virus is spread predominantly via infected Aedes mosquitoes but can be transmitted sexually as well. The insects are found almost everywhere except Canada and Chile where they cannot survive due to the cold. The virus majorly affects babies in the womb, causing them to have damaged brain tissue and microcephaly.

Zika Virus Treatment

There is no specific treatment for infection with the Zika virus. To help relieve symptoms, doctors recommend plenty of rest and fluids to prevent dehydration.  Due to the absence of curative treatment, it is best to protect oneself from mosquito bites.

History of Zika Virus

The Zika Virus previously emerged in 2016 and a global medical emergency was declared. Infected women gave birth to thousands of brain-damaged babies.

What do experts anticipate?

The present cycle of Zika Virus shows significant capacity to shift and create new variants. Experiments and lab work elaborated in Cell Reports suggest that even countries that have built immunity against the previous variants of the virus may get affected.

Although the findings are theoretical right now, they highlight that Covid-19 is not the only danger facing humans.

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