The Zika virus is a virus that is mostly spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. It is a widespread virus in Asia and Africa. This virus is not a new diseased that just developed, it has been around for years. Zika was first exposed in Uganda in 1947. Nonetheless, fear didn’t start arising until this year 2016. This virus is best explained as discomfort in the muscle, a fever, being weak and symptoms possibly lasting for days. It’s quite a different virus to detect compare to other viruses’ symptoms. Zika posts danger to the human body but more importantly, it places pregnant women and babies at more danger than anyone else. This virus can be easily passed from a pregnant women to her fetus, putting her life and her child life in danger. If the virus is transmitted to the embryo, the virus will produce severe damage to the baby’s growth and the women life. Considering this, we need to extremely pay close attention to our health and this virus.
Zika virus a disease that congenital infection that is now national a notable condition. There will be history and when the Zika Virus was noticed with time frames were there was outbreaks. There are reports worldwide of Zika Virus. The Chain of Reaction and how this virus is spread and vector of the virus will be described. There is an incubation period that can vary along with your symptoms that could be different for each person and treatment and prevention recommendation that you should receive. You will also see statics where this has happened countries and how it has affected people around the world. If you are one of the affected persons you will need to take extreme caution. There have been reported confirmed travel cases here in Georgia, in the following counties DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett.
As the number of individuals being diagnosed with the Zika virus, there is a growing concern on the effects of how the virus actually affects the system and how the body responds to it. The virus is huge problem as there are no licensed medical countermeasures. Vaccines, therapies and preventive drugs are being developed but they are years away. The journal article published by Robert W. Malone, Jane Homan, Michael V. Callahan, Jill Glasspool-Malone, Lambodhar Damodaran, Adriano De Bernardi Schneider, Rebecca Zimler, James Talton, Ronald R. Cobb, Ivan Ruzic, Julie Smith-Gagen, Daniel Janies, and James Wilson (2016) talks about the results of potential medical countermeasures being developed and reported cases of the Zika virus.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization are tracking the Zika virus and noticing the recent surplus of reported cases with symptoms requiring medical attention. However, before the virus was deemed a hazard, researchers in the 1940’s discovered the virus among monkeys in Africa, but it is believed the virus had gone unnoticed for thousands of years. Later on, researchers again recorded the Zika virus but in a species of mosquito, which can transfer the virus between any host they bite. The virus easily spread across Africa and into Asia and in a country with the specific species of mosquito. Around this time period, cases found in humans only showed mild symptoms. In 2013, the virus sent 28,000 people of French Polynesia into
The United States government endorses global programs for many reasons. Global health programs are considered to subsidize the national security because these programs encourage economic growth, increase democracy, and augmented stability. The United States global health is divided into two main arrangements of the government. They are foreign assistance and public health structures. Foreign assistance is mainly global expansion and relates to foreign policy, whereas, public health is disease avoidance, regulator, and surveillance strengths. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) function is to aid in long-term and justifiable cost-effective growth in counties. The USAID is humanitarian assistance program that discusses global issues involving the Bureau for Economic Growth that applies to clean water and hygiene projects (Henry J. Kasiser Family Foundation, 2015). In the light of the zika virus, the (USAID) has accepted $335 million to aid countries that were affected by the zika virus (Jaffe,
“The Zika pandemic has reached the united states” millions have read across headlines in the US spreading panic and fear. Most of the fear comes from a lack of understanding of the Zika virus. The Zika virus is not a dangerous to most healthy adults and child causing only symptoms of joint pain, rash, low grade fever and red eyes, though most patients exhibit little to no symptoms. While the disease is not harmful to healthy adults and children it can have dangerous effects on pregnant women’s unborn child. Zika can cause the fetus to develop microcephaly which causes the baby’s head to be born abnormally small, decreased brain size causing causes cognitive deficiencies and vision disabilities. In the US the Zika pandemic has the greatest effect on US common wealth Puerto
The Zika virus outbreak has been a hot topic of discussion lately. Within the past year, news stations all over the United States have been talking about it. The virus has been around since the 1940’s, so why is it just now being talked about worldwide? This is because it has recently spread to the Americas, and the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus as an international public health emergency on February 1st, 2016. “The agency said the emergency is warranted because of how fast the mosquito-borne virus is spreading and its suspected link to an alarming spike in babies born with abnormally small heads -- a condition called microcephaly -- in Brazil and French Polynesia” (Michael Pearson 2016). The virus is transmitted directly
In the article I read I learned that their has been a new discovery found by three british people that traveled who had a virus that has been spreading in most of Central America because of mosquitoes. They have announced to women who are pregnant that they should cancel trips to many countries such as El Salvador, Brazil, Colombia, México, Puerto Rico, and etc. The virus that has been spreading is called “Zika” which is a mosquito borne disease and is connected to a condition called microcephaly which causes babies to be born with deadly deformations and developments. There is no treatment or cure to heal a person affected but there are ways to prevent it such as mosquito repellant and covering your skin. If people are bit by the mosquito
The prevalence of the Zika virus is increasing drastically in the United States. The CDC (2016) informs that there is currently a total of 32,725 people affected by this virus, with 98.74% locally acquired mosquitos-born cases and 1.24% travel-associated cases. The CDC also informs that the Zika virus is growing worldwide. Countries need to be prepared and strengthen detection and prevention, as well as care and support for people with this disease. This rapid growth of Zika virus has yet to be met with a large scientific response. It presents many urgent and challenging scientific questions. In an effort to raise awareness in the communities and help prevent the extension of locally acquired mosquitoes-born cases all over the U.S, we decided to elaborate a project that would be focused on prevention and education of the Zika virus, in affected and non-affected communities in the U.S.
There are many problems facing the world today ranging from war to poverty, and disease. Many of these issues can be contained within a country; war for example, will remain between the countries involved. People do not carry war with them by traveling outside their country. Poverty impacts many countries but again it is not transferred from one country to another because of travel. Disease however is one problem that does not take borders into account. Diseases can impact anyone, anywhere, at anytime. It knows no boundaries, nor does it take economic positions into account. Diseases are difficult for states to deal with because many can be transferred very easily, which makes crafting policy to combat the spread of the disease quite challenging.
The Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in Uganda in rhesus monkeys, then in humans in 1952 in both Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Zika virus is caused by a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. It has been linked to babies being born with underdeveloped brains. It is spreading significantly through the Americas.
On February 1st, WHO announced that the zika virus has caused a global health emergency. By then, it was found in 64 countries, with Brazil bearing the highest amount of cases. While there has been speculation of it being brought into Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this information while important to many, is rather extraneous information.
Mainly, there are two sorts of cells present in the body - the somatic cell and the stem cells. The first cells are the real body cells present in the body. These cells can't be separated to shape new cells. The stem cells are known as the master cells of human body. The stem cell forces the capacity to separate and shape a wide range of cells. There are more than 200 sorts of tissues present in a human body (Garbern and Lee 2013). Every one of these tissues start from the stem cells. The stem cells are found in the human body in the human embryo, parts of the body like bone marrow, fat tissue, ligament, fringe blood tissue and others.
The most recent outbreak of the Zika Virus through Latin America and the Caribbean, and its association with microcephaly in newborns has attracted significant attention from researchers and health specialists. In 2013 and 2015, large outbreaks of the virus were respectively reported in French Polynesia and Brazil. In 1947, The Zika virus was first identified in Uganda in Rhesus monkeys. It was then identified in humans in 1952 in some parts of Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania The virus, also known as ZIKV, is an arbovirus of the Flaviviridae family, and is closely related to dengue, yellow fever and Chikungunya viruses (Al-Qahtani et al., 2016.); an arbovirus refers to a group of viruses transmitted by arthropod vectors (MedicineNet.com, 2016). The Zika disease is caused by the Zika virus that is primarily transmitted through a bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. Though the incubation period of Zika is not clear, it is estimated to be around 2-7 days after the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito (World Health Organization, 2016).
Since the first reported case of Zika virus in the 1950s, the virus has affected millions of people. There have been 2 documented outbre (Ochler, et. al, 2016)aks of the virus one in France in 2013 and the second in South and Central America in 2015. The most recent outbreak alone contributed to 1.3 million cases