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A Review Zika Virus-Old Wine in a New Bottle

Author(s): Mujahid Mohammed and Farah Ghani

Zika virus is a vector-borne flavivirus that serves a public health emergency is a still ongoing epidemic in the under developing countries, mostly Latin America. This uncertain virus was limited to sporadic cases in Africa and Asia until the emergence of Zika virus in Brazil in 2015 when it rapidly spread everywhere the Americas. Most of the Zika virus infections found to be subclinical or characterised by mild hot disease. However, neurological difficulties, including Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults, and congenital aberrations, including microcephaly in infants born to infected mothers, raised a serious concern. Currently, there is no specific antiviral medication or vaccine ready for Zika virus infection. Thus, global public health response is primarily focused on countering infection, alone in pregnant women, and on implementing up-to-date support to reduce the risk of non-vector transmission of Zika virus

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