Zika is at high risk of infection, says CDC
#Cosmoread: Pregnant women Zika virus is spreading to all areas where you cannot avoid travel needs – Health officials say the higher elevations, there is a lower risk of being infected with the virus.
New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Agency after 4,900 feet (1,500 meters) above analyzed data from 16 countries with the upgrade. They found that Zika virus mosquito, Aedes aegypti, known as spreads, 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) above is not likely to remain in the areas.
“Consequently, the [6,500 feet] high, Zika virus, a mosquito-borne exposure to risk is reduced,” CDC researchers in a report published today (March 11) said.
Pregnant women and health authority’s microcephaly, a birth defect in which the baby’s head is abnormally small, are concerned about a link between Zika viruses. The CDC recommends that pregnant women are now areas Zika virus and at least 6,500 feet below sea level to the Avoid traveling. (CDC’s previous recommendation for pregnant women a blanket warning against traveling to these areas.)
The agency also is spreading each of the 37 countries where Zika made maps, and indicated which areas have been over 6,500 feet. (Maps for each country can be found in the tourist information.)
But the apparent ease of travel warnings Zika comes with several caveats. First, women are still at risk for Zika if they travel in and out of the airport, including a low altitude of 6,500 feet, the height of any trip through the area, the CDC said.
“Traveling through an area of low elevation and closure, even briefly, on the way to the high elevation of a low-altitude area Zika increase the risk of a mosquito, and mosquitoes strictly pregnant woman should follow steps to prevent bites, in these areas, “the agency questions and answers about the risks of high altitude Zika said in a new web page.
Also, Zika virus can be sexually transmitted. As such, the CDC recommends that pregnant women use condoms or abstain from sex for men who are below 6,500 feet have been in areas with Zika virus.
High altitude – 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) above – also have low oxygen levels that altitude sickness, symptoms of the headache, nausea and shortness of breath may contain can cause a hazard. Pregnant women should avoid strenuous activities at altitude, the CDC said. Some doctors also recommend that pregnant women, 12,000 feet (3,650 meters) greater than the height to avoid spending the night. The high altitude also difficult to use or medical care, which could be a concern for pregnant women can get away with, the CDC said.