Zika Informative Speech

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A Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) is a formal declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO). This statement designates (identify) a public health crisis of potentially global reach. If you are aware of it, you would probably know that it was declared only four times. All in the past 7 years. Starting with 2009 Swine flu, then both polio and Ebola in 2014, and last zika virus in 2016. So how these emergencies upraise? well I’m going to tell a short story, the zika virus was detected for the first time outside its usual atmosphere in The yam islands, back in 2007. but it was no big deal, just few islands in Australia. In may 2015, zika virus invaded brazil. And now it invaded most of south America, the Caribbean and parts of the united states.
So where was zika before that? Well, zika was trapped in Africa and parts of Asia since it was
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There’s a good chance since we live in the carribean! The symptoms are similar to those of dengue and chikungunya. So if you See symptoms go see your healthcare provider, if you have traveled to places where the virus is endemic, inform your health provider, and you may be asked for blood test.
Could I be treated? The symptoms are self-limiting, which means they will end without treatment, in case of zika they take around a week, however, you can help treating symptoms by getting plenty of rest, drink fluid to prevent dehydration, take medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or paracetamol to reduce fever and pain.

Prevention? Since there’s No vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus disease, we can Prevent Zika by avoiding mosquito bites. You can wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Stay in places with air conditioning or use window and door screens to keep mosquitoes outside.

The good side about getting the virus is that your body will develop an immunity against it. Beside, WHO have announced about a zika virus test coming soon. So let’s hope for the

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