First Case of Zika Virus Reported in Karnataka: Know All About It

After battling lumpy dermatitis Karnataka has reported its first Zika case, Health Minister K Sudakar said a five-year-old girl from Raichur district tested positive for Zika. from that case The Ministry of Public Health has urged the public to be vigilant and vigilant.

The state administration also told the health department to begin all precautionary measures from Tuesday to contain the surge. Especially after meeting the first cases of the disease.

A 5-year-old girl is infected with the Zika virus in Karnataka.

The woman was reported to have had a fever on November 13. She was initially diagnosed with dengue fever, however, it was later discovered that she had Zika virus.

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The report suggests authorities have compiled the travel history of the girl and her family. Security measures have been put in place in the girl’s neighborhood and surrounding areas. So far, five have tested negative. indicates that there is a blood report

Read more: Ever heard of the Zika virus? If not, read this foolproof guide for safety.

If you believe the reports The situation could be exacerbated by Cyclone Mandous. The cold, rainy weather in the state could worsen the situation as the virus spreads faster in these conditions.

What is Zika virus?

First identified in Uganda in 1947, the World Health Organization (WHO) defines Zika virus as a vector-borne disease transmitted through the bite of Aedes-carrying mosquitoes. It spreads like dengue and chiku. Ngunya The disease can also be transmitted from a pregnant woman to her unborn child. by sexual contact and organ transplantation

According to the World Health Organization Most people infected with the Zika virus show no symptoms. when they develop They usually begin 3–14 days after infection, are mild and last 2–7 days. Symptoms of the disease include:

This is because both arbovirus and non-arbovirus disease share these symptoms. Laboratory tests are therefore necessary to diagnose Zika virus infection. It must be distinguished from cross-reactive flaviviruses such as dengue fever virus. which the patient may have been exposed or previously immunized, according to WHO data

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Zika virus. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

Diagnosis and treatment of Zika virus

Diagnosis of Zika virus is done through blood and body fluid tests.

Many medical authorities point out that there is no specific treatment for the infection or illness caused by the Zika virus.

How should you hedge?

People with symptoms such as a rash, fever, or feeling unwell should get enough rest, drink plenty of fluids, and use antipyretic and/or pain relievers to relieve symptoms.

due to the danger of bleeding Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be avoided until the dengue infection has passed. Patients should see their doctor and get advice if their symptoms worsen. World Health Organization recommends

(with inputs from the agency)

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