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Zika Virus Disease Essay

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The Zika virus disease is one of the most talked about diseases in modern culture. This disease was first found in 1952 in Uganda. But, it has taken up until this year to even be considered a dangerous disease. So, what has taken this disease from as dangerous as the common cold, to being constantly reported about all over the world? Before this year, Scientists only knew that the Zika virus was a vector-borne virus that uses its RNA to attack the skeletal, muscular, and the immune system. They knew that the virus was a circular shape and contain RNA. They also knew that the Zika virus causes: fever, rashes, joint pain, conjunctivitis, and malaise. But, now Scientists have been able to link Zika virus to also causing microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Microcephaly is a disorder in a newborn child that causes it to have a deformed head. Guillain-Barre Syndrome causes the muscles in the body to become very fatigued and it becomes hard to do basic tasks like…show more content…
One thing that scientists are trying to figure out is a better way to tell who is infected and who is not. They are also testing out many different types of techniques that could be used to cure the patients. One of the possible cures is using an anti-virus. Scientists have also been trying to make a vaccine that will stop a person from being infected even if they are bitten by an infected mosquito. Even if they are unable to get a cure, they hope to get a better understanding of zika, vector-borne disease, and the diseases that Zika can cause.
The Zika virus is a disease that has been tearing through all of the Americas. With its new found, symptoms scientists are in a scramble to figure out how it happened and how to stop it. But, if scientists don’t find a cure quickly this disease could continue to spread to the rest of Northern America and even all over the
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