Review on Zika Virus

  • Nayan Jain Mandsaur Institute of pharmacy
  • Ashutosh Biswas Mandsaur Institute of pharmacy
  • Kratika Vivek Daniel Mandsaur Institute of pharmacy
Keywords: zika virus, infectious disease, mosquitoes, flavivirus, transmission, Africa

Abstract

Today the world has suffered to the Zika virus is a flavivirous related to yellow fever, dengue, West Nile and Japanese encephalis virus. Zika virus causes acute, serious illness which is often fatal if it is not treated. Its name comes from the Zika forest of Uganda. Zika is a mosquito born disease. Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. People with Zika virus disease can have symptoms including mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. These symptoms normally last for 2-7 days. There is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Links to other neurological complications are also being investigated. Neither an effective treatment nor a vaccine is available for Zika virus; therefore, the public health response primarily focuses on preventing infection, particularly in pregnant women. This article also covers from where the zika was firstly introduced or its history, its transmissions, causes, diagnosis, treatment and some current affairs..

Author Biographies

Nayan Jain, Mandsaur Institute of pharmacy

Mandsaur Institute of pharmacy,
Mandsaur , MP, India

Ashutosh Biswas, Mandsaur Institute of pharmacy

Mandsaur Institute of pharmacy,
Mandsaur , MP, India

Kratika Vivek Daniel, Mandsaur Institute of pharmacy

Mandsaur Institute of pharmacy,
Mandsaur , MP, India

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Published
2018-06-06
How to Cite
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Jain, N., Biswas, A. and Daniel, K.V. 2018. Review on Zika Virus. PharmaTutor. 6, 1 (Jun. 2018), 30-37. DOI:https://doi.org/10.29161/PT.v6.i1.2018.30.
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