Mosquitos of the Aedes genus cause zika Virus infection. The virus was first discovered in Africa in the mid-20th century and soon spread to different parts of the world. The symptoms include fever, muscle and joint pain, conjunctivitis, skin rashes, and weakness. However, though it may be physically discomforting, it is not a particularly severe condition in adults. It may pose a threat to newborn children who acquire it from their mother in the womb. So far, no vaccine has been developed that can immunize one to Zika Virus.
Medication and treatment for Zika virus infection are meant as supportive care which provides relief from symptoms. Although medicine cannot cure the virus, which must run its course they can certainly help. Doctors rely on the body's natural immune function for the elimination of the virus from the body. In most cases, medication such as acetaminophen can bring down the temperature and reduce aches and pains. Healthcare providers advise patients to avoid aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs until the virus is ruled out.
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