Minister for Health and Family Welfare of Kerala, Veena George stated that “On July 8, 1st time in Kerala Zika virus disease was reported, while one positive case was affirmed, 13 other presumed Zika virus disease cases have been recognized. The infection, carried by Aedes aegypti species mosquito, was reported for in the Trivandrum city in Kerala and an official notice has been sounded across Kerala.
The health minister also stated that the Zika virus disease was reported in a 24 yr old pregnant lady, a local of Parassala. On the 28th of June, the lady was conceded to an emergency hospital with symptoms of gentle fever, headache and rashes on her body, the sample of the virus has been sent to the National Institute of Virology Pune. 13 different examples are likewise suspected to be the positive case however no affirmation has come from the research centre.
Zika virus spreads generally by the Aedes species mosquito bite, which bites during the daylight. Yellow fever mosquitoes are very same that spread viral infection dengue, chikungunya and also yellow fever. The Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant lady to her baby inside her and can make a newborn child be brought into the world with innate deformities.
It is additionally connected with different entanglements of pregnancy including preterm birth and premature delivery. As indicated by the CDC’s people infected with the virus can likewise spread the disease to their sex partners. There is no antibody for Zika virus disease. Organizations and researchers are dashing to create a protected and viable vaccine for Zika virus disease.
The WHO stated that it would require more than 1 year to begin enormous preliminary trials of vaccines. There is logical agreement that Zika infection is a reason for microcephaly (a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller) and Guillain-Barré disorder (A condition in which the immune system attacks the nerves). Connections to other neurological complexities are additionally being examined.