Concern About Zika Virus Increases Day By Day

From Anadolu Medical Center, Clinical Microbiology Specialist Professor Dr. Salih Türkoğlu made statements about Zika virus that The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global emergency. He stated that the connection between miscarriage, stillbirth and microcephaly (abnormal smallness of the head associated with incomplete brain development) and Zika is not precisely understood.

“Nevertheless pregnants should avoid from infection and if they are infected it is important to monitor the maternal health and infant development with frequent pregnat persuits.”

The most common symptoms;

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint pain
  • Conjunctivitis (eye flushing, watering, burning)
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches

Prof. Dr. Türkoğlu indicated that there is not any treatment or vaccination for Zika virus currently and added that the most important points to be fight against mosquitoes and take measures against bites.

HG

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