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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2017, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 101) Last page : ( 114)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2017.00019.2

Zika virus disease- review

Akash U. Thakur*, Ritesh R. Popat, Shivshankar D. Mhaske, Mahesh B. Narkhede, Pavan P. Chinchole, Vinayak N. Shrikhande

IBSS College of Pharmacy, Buldhana Road, Malkapur, Maharashtra, 443101, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: thakurmku@gmail.com

Online published on 22 September, 2017.

Abstract

Zika virus disease is an emerging viral disease transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. This is the same mosquito that is known to transmit infections like dengue and chikungunya. Zika virus was first identified in Uganda in 1947. However, the mosquito that transmits Zika virus, namely Aedes aegypti. Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. This is the same mosquito that transmits dengue and chikungunya. Zika is an infectious disease caused by the Zika virus, which is transmitted to people by Aedes red eyes mosquitoes. Symptoms of Zika typically include fever, rash, joint pain, There is no specific treatment for Zika virus infections, but most people do not become seriously ill and recover quickly. If any pregnant women and are bitten by mosquitoes while traveling in an area with Zika virus, you should contact your prenatal care provider. Specific testing for Zika virus is limited, and not always necessary. Zika virus disease is usually relatively mild and requires no specific treatment. People sick with Zika virus should get plenty of rest, drink enough fluids, and treat pain and fever with paracetamol. There is no specific medication for the treatment of Zika Fever (Zika Virus Infection). Medication can be taken to reduce the fever, pain and other symptoms. However, only Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) should be used for pain and fever. DO NOT TAKE pain killers such as aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory drugs e.g. diclofenac. Check with your Doctor or Pharmacist to be sure! No specific antiviral treatment is available for Zika virus disease. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Zika virus infection.

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Keywords

Zika virus, Aedes aegypti, Chikungunya, Microcephaly.

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