When was the Zika virus outbreak?

When was the Zika virus outbreak?

April 2015
Zika virus epidemic/Start dates

What caused the Zika outbreak in 2016?

Factors associated with the rapid spread of Zika virus in Brazil include the non-immune population, high population density, tropical climate and inadequate control of Aedes mosquitoes in the country.

What caused Zika outbreak?

The Zika virus is most often spread to a person through the bite of an infected mosquito. If a mosquito bites a person who is already infected with the Zika virus, the virus infects the mosquito. Then, when the infected mosquito bites another person, the virus enters that person’s bloodstream and causes an infection.

How did Brazil handle the Zika virus?

In order to fight the vector of the infection, the mosquito, the Brazilian Government has deployed 220,000 troops and 300,000 health agents, who are visiting communities to educate the population and help eliminate all mosquito breeding grounds.

Is Zika virus epidemic or pandemic?

Epidemic and pandemic are terms primarily distinguished in terms of spread of contagious, infectious, or viral illness. An epidemic is limited to one specific region while a pandemic has a worldwide spread. Zika virus disease is an epidemic which was reported in Brazil in Feb., 2016.

How deadly is the Zika virus?

Zika Is A Deadly Virus: This Is How It Can Kill You. As more cases of the disease emerge, it appears that Zika can be fatal even among adults. In Colombia, for instance, three adults have died of Zika-linked Guillain-Barre syndrome in February. The autoimmune disease affects the nerves of the body causing muscle weakness and sometimes even paralysis.

What are facts about Zika virus?

The Zika virus, a flu-like virus transmitted by mosquito bites and sex that can cause severe birth defects, has quickly spread since the start of last year’s outbreak — first in Brazil, and then through Latin America and elsewhere, eventually reaching some U.S. territories and Florida.

What countries have the Zika virus?

American Samoa

  • Anguila
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Barbuda
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • What you should do about the Zika virus?

    If you are caring for a person with Zika Do not touch blood or body fluids or surfaces with these fluids on them with exposed skin. Wash hands with soap and water immediately after providing care. Immediately remove and wash clothes if they get blood or body fluids on them. Clean the sick person’s environment daily using household cleaners according to label instructions.