A Research Study On Zika Virus

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Recently the Zika Virus has been a big epidemic in various cities.In my research paper I will be focusing on the places it has been too, causing severe cases of birth defects in babies. This caused many governments to clean up their city and take precaution. For example, making sure the sewers were clean and eliminating mosquitoes. But before we get into this topic we must know what Zika is.
What is Zika
The Zika is a extremely rare disease. it is a flavivirus transmitted by mosquitos, the Genus Aedes, which was discovered in 1947 in Uganda. Despite that it is maly seen in the Aedes, it was first seen in rhesus monkeys located in the forest also known as Zika forest. Many that are bit by the mosquito experience symptoms allowing doctors
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Inadequate sanitation reaches children between zero and five years and older. In any country basic sanitation is an essential factor for preventing diseases and improving the quality of life of a population.In cities with low income and without any health care,the development of diseases is increasing. Which means the Zika virus has a high level of causing an epidemic in these cities . This is why governments should make people aware and do everything to eliminate the mosquitoes. Not only should the governments maintain the mosquitoes citizens should help as well. They could clean up areas where mosquitoes might live in, and doctors/ scientist could do more research on the virus to create a vaccine. After they do all this, I do believe an epidemic could be avoided.
Where has it been?
The zika virus had caused many epidemics through the world. It has basically been almost EVERYWHERE! In 1952, Uganda Republic had its first human cases. From1960-2010, various places such as Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria, Angola, Senegal, etc, had blood samples that contained Zika antibodies. In 1964, it was the year that they reported that the virus causes diseases. In 2007, the federate states of Micronesia had its first large outbreak. In 2008, Senegal, reported the first human case that was transmitted through sexual contact.
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