Zika Virus declared as PHEIC

-first identified in 1947 in Uganda

-transmitted through the bites of infected Andes Mosquito

-Andes mosquito are also responsible for transmission of Dengue & Chikungunya

-Microcephaly(small head & brain in new borns) has been found to be associated with Zika Virus

-Majority of infected by Zika virus are asymptomatic (80%) i.e. they don’t show any symptoms of infection

-it has been declared as PHEIC (Public Health Emergency of International Concern) by WHO on 1st Feb, 2016

-NCDC(National Centre for Disease Control), Delhi would serve as the nodal agency for investigation of outbreak of Zika Virus in India

With Great Love,

Er. Amit Yadav

Life is easy…☺


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