Zika virus: a disease that threatens all of humanity
So, the Earth is approaching a new attack - and scientists are once again sounding the alarm. Now we are talking about the disease, which is able to leave humanity without a future, and literally, Zika virus does not act on its host, and on his offspring. Days ago representatives of the World Health Organization published a report, according to which the Zika virus - it is a serious threat hanging over the territory of the Western Hemisphere. The situation is complicated by the fact that no vaccine against the virus, no cure for fever is not in sight. We attended to the situation in the Russian Department of Health. Here's everything you need to know about this terrible disease at the moment.
Generally, the virus itself was opened back in 1947 - scientists have identified it in rhesus monkeys Zika forest, located in Uganda. Only in 2007 (someone else wants it back?) Virus caused a few foci of infection in Micronesia. Like many other viruses, who came to the man from the tropics, this is carried by mosquitoes. Scientists have observed a few cases of transmission of sexually Zeke - but it is rather an exception to the rule.
The virus is kept in the blood for several days, after which the fever begins. For a man it is not dangerous: easily tolerated, symptoms often do not even require a doctor's intervention. Neither drugs nor a fever Zeke is no vaccine.
What is the problem
physicians concern is not the virus itself, and its consequences. In places where there were documented infection foci begin to be born with microcephaly - children with small head and underdeveloped brain. The same virus is rampant in Brazil for a few months, the researchers note thirty-fold increase of this terrible disease.
Unfortunately, the fever continues to spread around the world. Yesterday confirmed case of the disease was discovered in the US, and today in the morning came the first carrier fever Zeke from Denmark: a man had just completed a long trip to South America, brought a gift to loved ones to die in a rather ugly, but the unusual death. This Viking!
What do they
El Salvador's government has issued strict guidelines for women: due to the increased risk, it is not necessary to have children in the next three years. Brazilian doctors have followed the example of El Salvador - in general, it is expected a significant decline in fertility in many countries in the region. It is a pity, of course, that the mosquitoes flew to the territory of the Islamic State of (banned in Russia).
What will we
There's still stuff some of Latin America's moves also a virus of some sort. Mosquitoes spread it, they, of course, across the ocean is not flight, but infected people can fly and fly ... It is necessary attentively to treat it. - Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation.
pandemic and the effects of
Zika virus was given the status of a pandemic. There is some (generally speaking, quite small) probability that the protection will not be found by the virus, and he will be able to spread around the world. It is, in principle, can lead to death of all mankind, as the disease makes it impossible for the normal reproductive cycle. However, such an outcome is highly unlikely, so - do not panic.