Zika 30 cases now confirmed in Puerto Rico
#Cosmoread: Health workers in Puerto Rico since November Zika virus infection confirmed in 30 people, according to a new report. Zika’s first locally transmitted case was reported there in late December.
The mosquito-borne virus report ‘Caribbean island with about 36 million people, has been a US territory, moving around gives a detailed account of. Viruses, pregnant women, have become a significant concern as it microcephaly (small head size) and may lead to other birth defects in their children.
No cases of microcephaly that are possibly associated with Zika has been reported in Puerto Rico, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a new report.
Doctors report, the CDC today (February 12) published in the December 31, 2015 in the southeastern Puerto Rico Zika first locally acquired cases reported.
November 25, 2015 by health workers monitor the growth of laboratory-confirmed infections Zika helps people diagnosed as being 27, Jan. 28, 2016, the report said.
The survey showed that the vast majority of patients (93 percent), East, Puerto Rico, or the San Juan metropolitan area live. Most of the people who fell ill with the virus rash, muscle pain, joint pain and eye pain. Four of those patients need to be hospitalized, the CDC said.
Most people who become infected, the virus causes no symptoms, the CDC said.
According to a report of patients, it was a woman in the first trimester of pregnancy. The first quarter is a critical time for fetal brain development, Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease specialist and health care for a senior associate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, earlier this year, told Live Science.
Another patient, who was among those hospitalized, developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, the report said. The condition is an autoimmune disorder, and may be associated with the virus. Puerto Rico Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species that carries the Zika virus, health officials expect the virus to spread across the island is home to one, the report said. To better monitor the virus, Puerto Rico Department of Health and the CDC suspected Zika virus, microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, to report all cases where doctors are asking for.
No drug or vaccine to treat or prevent the Zika virus. But those mosquito bites, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts, use insect repellent containing DEET or Picaridin, and the screen can be done by covering their windows and doors to avoid the virus by itself you can save.
The virus also semen, urine and saliva of infected people can find, in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, according to a 2015 study.
CDC, men who travel to these regions and either partner to use condoms or abstain from sex until their partner pregnant, gives birth to travel to areas where the virus is spreading avoid pregnant women are advised to.