Zika Virus Symptoms: The risk of Zika virus is increasing in the rainy season!

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The Zika virus has once again struck western India. A Pune doctor and his teenage daughter tested positive for the virus, marking the first two cases in the city this year. Last year, Mumbai also reported cases. Mosquitoes are the carriers of the virus and their rapid growth during the rainy season increases the risk of infection.

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Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus. This virus spreads through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This virus usually causes symptoms like mild fever, rashes, joint pain, redness in the eyes, and headache. These symptoms usually subside within a few days. However, the Zika virus can be especially dangerous for pregnant women.

Danger for pregnant women

If pregnant women get infected with the Zika virus, it can cause serious birth defects for their unborn baby. The most serious of these birth defects is microcephaly. Microcephaly is a condition in which the baby's head is abnormally small. This can cause problems in the development of the baby's brain. Children born with the Zika virus may also have other birth defects, such as hearing problems, vision problems, and muscle weakness.

What precautions should pregnant women take?

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is very important to take some precautions to prevent Zika virus

* Protection from mosquitoes: Wear clothes that cover the whole body to avoid mosquito bites. Use mosquito nets while sleeping. Do not allow water to accumulate around the house, as this is where mosquitoes breed.

* Precautions while traveling: If you are planning to travel to areas where the Zika virus is found, consult your doctor before going there. Take full precautions to avoid mosquitoes during the journey as well.

* Planning a pregnancy: If you live in or have traveled to an area affected by the Zika virus, talk to your doctor before getting pregnant. He or she may advise you to wait a while before getting pregnant.

There is no specific treatment for the Zika virus, but the symptoms can be managed. If you think you may be infected with the Zika virus, contact a doctor immediately. Although complete prevention of the Zika virus may not be possible, the risk of this infection can be reduced by taking precautions. Pregnant women should especially be cautious to avoid the Zika virus.

Disclaimer: Dear reader, thank you for reading this news. This news has been written only to make you aware. We have taken the help of home remedies and general information in writing this. If you read anything related to your health anywhere, then definitely consult a doctor before adopting it.