What is Zika Virus ?

Zika Virus

What is Zika Virus

Zika Virus

What is Zika Virus? Below is a video that answers the question "What is Zika virus". it also goes on to talk about how to protect yourself. A comment on the video from someone that is familiar with the disease "Thank you! I was an intern at a big infectious disease hospital in northeastern Brazil and I saw the outbreak of a new disease very similar to Dengue, we thought it was Chikungunya fever, now we know it was Zika. Than, this year we saw the increase of microcephaly cases when I was an intern at an obstetrics/pediatrics service of my state, so this was very real to me. The relationship between the virus and the increase of microcephaly is not very clear yet, but the media talks about it like it is an absolute truth. Many pregnant women are scared, even though the absolute risk of having a baby with microcephaly after the mother had Zika is very low. We advise them to do what you just said, wearing long sleeves, using repellents, and specially to look at their own houses and neighborhood for places where the Aedes Aegypti mosquito could reproduce, so we can decrease the number of this vector as much as we can. It is very difficult, we have seen Dengue outbreaks for years..."

This video is done by a knowledgable doctor, Dr. Strong, and has well documented information.

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