What is the Zika Virus? Zika, is a virus that is known to come from a certain species of tropical Mosquitoes (The Aedes Aegypti). As stated before, a pregnant woman who carries the Zika virus can give their unborn child the Zika virus, which can endanger them of Microcephaly. Microcephaly is a form of brain damage or incomplete brain development, which results in an abnormally, under average, sized skull. While, the Zika virus is a serious problem toward infants and newborns, Zika can actually be non harmful towards adults. An adult present with Zika, can have fever for several days, rash, joint pain, and/or itchy red eyes. Yet, if Microcephaly wasn’t formed as an infant, Zika in adults is not a topic of concern.
When Zika first appeared on a large scale in 2007, no cases were directly related to Microcephaly. In fact, Zika would go unlinked to Microcephaly until 2015, due to lack of cases. Even now the evidence is lacking. As Zika spreads throughout brazil, Microcephaly has not. “When the cases first began and were reportedly linked to Zika virus, health officials believed they'd see an explosion of birth defects across Brazil,”says Dr. Mercola, an expert in the field of medicine. But that is not the case, As the Zika virus continues to spread, Microcephaly rates surprisingly stay the same, which is a massive piece of evidence that Zika may very have absolutely no link to Microcephaly. Interestingly enough, the original outbreak of
Zika virus creates a trepidation among people as it is spreading across South and Central America. We hear it every day as it is procuring Ebola-level awareness. In her article, “An Illustrated Guide To The Zika Outbreak, published in February 3rd of 2016, Anna Almendrala enumerates the effects of Zika virus and the alarming fear it causes among the people. “Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with microcephaly, a rare, debilitating birth defect with lifelong consequences. Researchers quickly linked the spike in birth defects to the outbreak of a little-known tropical disease called Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes” (Almendrala). The author expounds the fatal consequence to babies born with birth defects such as microcephaly: the condition where infants born with undersized heads. The author emphasizes the relation between Zika virus and microcephaly. Microcephaly is the condition where infants born with undersized heads. Almendrala’s purpose is to convey the idea of how the Zika virus is spread across the countries through mosquitoes and she informs the audience to take special care of pregnant women as they are more prone to the Zika virus and always be vigilant while traveling to countries that are affected by Zika virus, especially African, Central and South America where more people are affected by Zika virus and more babies are born with undersized heads caused by
Shortly after giving birth in a Brazilian hospital, Penelope nervously awaits to see her newborn. Fear fills her body as her newborn, Natalia, is handed to her with an abnormally small head. Her newborn has the same condition as the majority of the other newborns in Brazil. It is estimated, more than 2,400 children are born in Brazil with the same condition known as microcephaly. The leading cause is believed to be the rise of the mysterious Zika virus (“Brazil warns”).
Jasmine Garsd, reporter for Npr.og, reports on abortion rights, but more specifically, vis-à-vis the Zika virus plaguing Latin America. She is especially interested in the United States’ role in providing or denying aid to countries such as Brazil, where the Zika virus has proved threatening to the general population. What complicates the situation further is that the Zika virus is particularly harmful to pregnant mothers and their unborn babies. In fact, the Zika virus has been linked to certain birth defects such as brain damage and small heads. Hence, the emergence of the Zika virus adds another dimension to the abortion debate.
Based on the statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 23,000 people in the mainland U.S. and Puerto Rico have contracted the Zika virus. Especially, there are more than 2,000 pregnant women, which is especially troubling because the virus can cause birth defects. The CDC estimates that 20 babies in the mainland U.S. and 1 baby in Puerto Rica have been born with birth defects related to Zika. The Zika virus can cause microcephaly – a condition where a baby's head and brain are undersized and underdeveloped – in as many as 13 percent of babies born to women who get infected while pregnant. It is also linked to several other types of birth defects, and to Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults. As the result, the deal reached in Congress includes $394 million to help control Zika-carrying mosquitoes and another $397 million to help develop a vaccine against the virus and better tests to help diagnose cases of Zika. There is also $66 million allocated to health care for people affected by Zika in Puerto Rico and other U.S.
How is the Zika virus affecting pregnant women in the United States? A report published Tuesday by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, provided evidence of the risk of birth defects increasing when women are infected in the first trimester. The hypothesis of the report indicated that one in 10 pregnant women with Zika virus in U.S. have babies with birth defects and that there was at least one pregnant woman with a suspected Zika virus infection in every state of the United States. The USZPR includes data of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. This study was in response to the recent outbreak of Zika virus cases worldwide and the concerns of birth defects linked to this virus. Babies infected with the Zika virus are born with small heads, known as microcephaly, a
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There is no denying that the Zika Virus epidemic is more a threat to women than it is to men. While it has yet to be proven, there are already studies pointing to a possible link between the recent Zika outbreak and the increase of babies born with birth defects. Because of the concerns over the safety of women in the midst of the pandemic, the UN has since commented about the issue. According to the global governing agency, it is imperative that women are given access to information, support and treatment should they become pregnant and infected by the disease.
Marsha- As we know, the Zika virus can be passed from the mother to the fetus and can cause congenital microcephaly and other severe brain defects to the fetus. If you have a confirmed case of the Zika virus, does your department have a protocol in place for scanning these patients? Have you performed a case that there was a confirmed case of the Zika virus? If so, can you tell us what the physicians plan was for the patient and fetus?
While Zika can cause new borns to be born with astringent brain affliction, there may be an opportunity to tame the virus to fight brain tumors in adults. The Zika virus, which landed in South America from Polynesia about four years back, is most hazardous in pregnant ladies. It can cause microcephaly and related neurological issues in the children of ladies who were contaminated while pregnant, also with a higher rate of a miscarriage.
Throughout the regions of Brazil, Africa, Mexico, and Southeast Asia, the Zika Virus is a major issue because pregnant women and their children are getting bitten causing brain damage and major problems to the child’s life, this happens because of the disease being transmitted by mosquitos. Taking a journey to a place such as Brazil, Africa, Mexico, and southeast Asia while you are pregnant can destroy your life only by a small bite. Once you are bitten you will experience the life intoxicating symptoms and face the depressing news of knowing there is no cure.
Today, 76 percent of the world's people live in countries where induced abortion is legal, at least for health reasons, and 39 percent reside in nations where abortion is available upon request. The procedure is legal in nearly every developed country, and although a majority of developing countries prohibit abortion, 67 percent of the residents of the developing world live in countries where it is permitted at least for health reasons. The other 33 percent-more than one billion people, most of living in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the more strongly fundamentalist Islamic nations-have little of no access to legal induced abortion.