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    Zika Virus Case

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    1. Where and when was the first case of Zika virus infection reported? (10 pts) In 1947 Zika virus was first isolated from a monkey coming from the Zika forest in Uganda1. In 1952 first human infections were reported in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania1. Reference [1] The History of Zika Virus." World Health Organization. World Health Organization, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2016. 2. What are the common symptoms of Zika virus infection (Zika virus disease)? (10 pts) When a person is infected with Zika virus, he or she could either have no symptoms or mild symptoms. Fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes) are the most common symptoms. Muscle pain and headache could sometimes appear as well. People with mild symptoms do not feel very sick, and symptoms would fade within a week2. Reference [2] “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 Sept. 2016, www.cdc.gov/zika/about/index.html 3. When a pregnant woman is infected with Zika virus, the virus can be transmitted to her baby. What is the known birth defect caused by Zika infection during pregnancy? (10 pts) Pregnant women infected with Zika virus would give birth to a baby who has the birth defect of microcephaly. Zika virus causes this birth defect. Babies with microcephaly would have smaller brains than normal babies because their brains grow aberrantly during pregnancy and would stop growing after birth2,3. Congenital Zika syndrome is a series of other…

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    ZIKA VIRUS Zika virus is center of an ongoing pandemic and public health emergency with serious medical and economic consequences. (Plourde and Bloch, 2016). Zika virus belongs to the family of flavivirus which includes other mosquitoborn viruses like chikungunya virus, dengue virus, yellow fever virus and West Nile virus (Plourde and Bloch, 2016). Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus), other Aedes…

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    Spread Zika Virus

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    Thank you for taking the time to read my proposal to address the pressing issue of the ever spreading Zika Virus. The recent American outbreak of the widespread Zika epidemic has called for cautious measures to be taken in areas of high mosquito population. There have been several moments in the past few months where I would find myself swatting mosquitos, only to have those around me continuously warn me about Zika. The impact the virus has had on the general public has caused mild levels of…

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    Dengue Fever Essay

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    gov, the following experiment was enacted: “A prospective pediatric clinical cohort of 102 dengue hemorrhagic fever patients from Colombia, South America, was followed for 1 year. Clinical diagnosis of myocarditis was routinely performed. Electrocardiographic and echocardiographic analysis were performed to confirm those cases. Immunohistochemistry for detection of dengue virus and inflammatory markers was performed on autopsied heart tissue”. The route of invasion is through mosquitoes. The…

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    Hepatitis C Virus

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    Hepatitis C Virus is a genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is related with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C infection is the type species. It is an irresistible malady caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that fundamentally affects the liver. At the main stages, specific symptoms haven’t been seen and some common symptoms including a fever, dark urine, abdominal pain, and yellow tinged skin occurs. In the progression of the disease, liver disease and…

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    ZIKV

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    closely associated to DENV, West Nile, yellow fever and the Japanese encephalitis virus. After a person is infected, they experience mild symptoms which usually lasts from a few days or up to a week; some have no symptoms at all. In addition, ZIKV is not contagious and cannot be spread from one person to the next. However, this flavivrus can be passed on through sexual intercourse. Pregnant women who are infected with ZIKV can cause a birth defect called microcephaly and other critical…

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    Viral Pathogens Essay

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    It is a small, enveloped, single stranded RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family.2 It affects more than 170 million people worldwide most commonly in Africa, East and Central Asia, up to 80% are unable to clear the virus which leads to a chronic infection.3 Chronic infections lead to liver disease and cirrhosis, these cause symptoms such as liver failure and liver cancer. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C and it usually spreads through blood-to-blood contact such intravenous drugs or blood…

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    Zhikv Case Studies

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    1947 in Uganda in a study that involved rhesus monkeys through the monitoring of sylvatic yellow fever. Later in 1952, it was subsequently determined in human beings in both Uganda and Tanzania. For a long time the virus remained isolated to the equatorial regions of Africa and Asia, however as from 2005, the virus started spreading to other parts of the world. Its emergence in South America has been linked to the increased occurrence of microcephaly – a condition that babies are born with small…

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    Analysis Of The ZIKA Virus

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    It and most members of the FLAVIVIRIDAE family are under one umbrella known as arboviruses due to they are transmitted to host cells by medial vectors like arthropods. Humen are infected by the bite of various species of female AEDES mosquitoes, and the common species spread in the US are Aedes Aegpti, Aedes albopictus. Because of the loss a pollen against this virus and lack the biology researches so it leads up to continue propagation on new geographic…

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    The Zika Virus

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    The dengue virus is similar to the Zika virus. They belong to the same viral family, called the Flaviviridae, and are transmitted by the same mosquito. Prevention is the key to avoid Zika. Mothers should not travel where there is Zika, they should use a mosquito repellant or wear long sleeves. Use air conditioner or mesh window screens, you could also sleep under a mosquito net and empty standing/still water. It is recommended to postponing having kids until after the Zika virus vaccine is…

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