Zika virus: Transmission, Symptoms, and Prevention

Zika virus, primarily transmitted through infected Aedes mosquito bites, can also be sexually transmitted, particularly among pregnant women, potentially causing birth defects

Zika virus-infected individuals often experience mild symptoms like fever, rash, headache, joint and muscle pain, and red eyes

Symptoms of Zika Virus

Zika virus is most commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, the Americas, Southern Asia, and the Western Pacific

Areas Affected by Zika Virus

To prevent Zika virus infection, use insect repellent, wear long sleeves and pants, stay in air-conditioned or screened rooms, and use protection during sexual activity

Prevention of Zika Virus

There is no specific treatment for Zika virus. Patients are advised to rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate symptoms

Treatment for Zika Virus

Pune is experiencing a surge in Zika virus transmission, with 11 cases reported. Recently, a 42-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man tested positive for the virus

Recent Outbreak in Pune

PMC officials are implementing entomological surveys and containment measures to combat the virus outbreak, including a stable 42-year-old woman being treated as an outpatient

Response from PMC

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