Zika Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in Zika virus. Zika virus (ZIKV) is an insect-borne virus, of the flavivirus genus, that is spread by Aedes mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease (Zika) are fever, rash, joint pain, and red eye. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. The symptoms of Zika are similar to those of dengue and chikungunya, which are diseases caused by other viruses spread by the same type of mosquitoes. Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby. There have been reports of a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms. On February 1st, 2016, the WHO declared the Zika outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
The objectives of Zika Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for zika fever and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to zika.
- Zika concerns move Puerto Rico Tip-Off to Florida - Cincinnati.com
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:46 GMT
- Why we are nowhere near a Zika vaccine - despite millions of taxpayers' money spent - Daily Mail
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:09 GMT
- Zika infects pregnant woman in Cebu - Inquirer.net
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:05 GMT
- Zika Worries Keep People From Booking Caribbean Cruises - Money Magazine
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:50 GMT
- Sanofi Gets $43 Million US Funding to Spur Zika Vaccine Development - http://hamodia.com
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:44 GMT
- Sanofi gets $43 mln U.S. funding to spur Zika vaccine development - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:52 GMT
- DOH confirms 3 new Zika cases - Philippine Star
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:07 GMT
- 2 Zika cases in Prentiss County - WTVA
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:04 GMT
- Zika infects 12th victim, a pregnant woman - The Standard
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:57 GMT
- 'Clean your compounds to combat Aedes, Zika' - The Borneo Post
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:37 GMT
- PRO/EDR> Zika virus (51): Americas, PAHO/WHO
Zika virus -- Worldwide/Unknown
To date, 47 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015. In addition, 5 countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases (Argentina, Canada, Chile, Peru, and the United States of America). Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 8 Sep 2016, Saint Kitts and Nevis has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.
Figure 1 [see URL for map].