Flavivirus

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  • Causes And Consequences Of Zika Virus

    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 spp implicated in Zika virus infecetion, include Ae. Africanus and Ae. Hensilli. (Plourde and Bloch, 2016). “Aedes mosquitoes usually bite during the day, peaking during early morning and late afternoon/evening”. (WHO, 2016). Warm tropical and subtropical region is conducive to the spread and transmission of Zika virus.(Plourde and Bloch, 2016) “Commonly reported symptoms of Zika virus infection (when they occur) include rash, fever, muscle and joint pain, fatigue,. These symptoms can last for 2-7 days (WHO, 2016)…

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  • Research Paper On Zika Virus

    The way that the Zika Virus is spread is through the ways of the average flavivirus: handling infected animal carcasses, blood transfusion, child birth, or the most common: mosquito bites. (GBIF “Flavivirus”) In order to prevent mosquitoes from spreading this virus, it is suggested to wear insect repellent, long-sleeved clothing, and to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. (Zika Virus, Microbe Wiki) By eliminating standing water, by buckets, bowls, animal dishes, flower pots and vases (Zika…

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  • Dengue Virus In The Philippines

    A virus is a very small pathogenic antigen that requires a host cell to replicate to cause harm. The virus can attach itself to several kinds of living host such as plants, animals, bacteria and archaea. Although there is some exception, virus is very specific when it comes to appending a host. Animal virus only affects animals, same goes with archaea, bacteria and plant viruses. One specific virus that is endemic to countries near the equator is the dengue virus. DENV or dengue virus, is…

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  • Zhikv Case Studies

    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 heads and reduced brain size – among newborn. Recent studies have…

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  • Zika Virus Research Paper

    Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, a member of the Spondweni serocomplex, whose natural transmission cycle involves mainly vectors from the Aedes genus (A. furcifer, A. taylori, A. luteocephalus and A. africanus) and monkeys, while humans are occasional hosts. The illness is usually mild comprising symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.…

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  • Microcephaly Summary

    several of those countries are telling women to avoid pregnancy -- in some cases for up to two years.” LaMotte shows the concerns from the WHO and many other important individuals about just how serious the virus is becoming and discussing recommendations on what needs to be avoided for a while. LaMotte quotes Brazilian President Dima Rousseff when he explains, “if mosquitos keep reproducing then everyone is going to be losing the battle against mosquitos.” Rousseff also says, “We have to…

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  • The Most Serial Killers In The World

    include joint or muscle pain and hyperemia conjunctival in which the sclera of the eye is characterized by redness. Neurological complications can occur, such as the occurrence of Guillain-Barré syndrome that may cause paralysis of the lower limbs. In situations where pregnant women are bitten by host mosquitoes, the disease can cause birth defects in their children. For the virus to be confirmed in human beings, tests are run using blood or urine samples. Unfortunately, there is no cure or…

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  • Zika Virus Case

    incubation across the three cell lines, little to no viral RNA signal of RNA fixed on the cell surface was detected. The authors concluded that Zika virus could inhibit the infection in the early stage during which viruses bind to the host but during which transcription was not triggered6. Further direction Homozyogous IFITM3 allele, rs12252-C, puts individual at risk of infection of severe influenza. European rarely has rs12252-C, while rs12252-C allele is more common in Asian population. Zika…

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