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All You Need To Know About Zika Virus And Rio Olympics


Whether we talk about distressing injuries or massive infections there is always some risk associated with Mass Gatherings. The same situation has occurred in the Rio Olympics too. Zika Virus endangering several lives in Brazil has recently affected the Olympics that are going to be held in Rio de Janeiro. With the outbreak of Zika virus, national committees are now discussing that whether to send their athletes to the game or not. Along with Kenya, other teams are considering to pulling out of Rio Olympics over the Zika virus.

In Brazil, the first case of Zika was detected in May 2015 and as per the WHO reports the virus could be linked to 4,000 suspected cases in Brazil. But besides all this thing happening around, Brazil President vows that Olympics will go ahead and there will be Zika-free and worry free Olympics held. But to give a second thought, if Brazil and the IOC are not up to the challenge as they think they actually are, their decision to proceed with Olympics could deleteriously impact the world.
Before we proceed further, let us know something about Zika Virus.

How Zika is spread?

Zika is basically caused through a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, infected blood and sexual contact. Pregnant women should take extra care as it can be spread from a mother to her fetus and the infection may be linked to birth defect in child.

What are the symptoms of Zika?

Fever, pain in joints, conjunctivitis, rashes, headache and muscle pain are its common symptoms and its incubation period is around a week.

What is the treatment of Zika?

Up till now there is no specific medication to get cure from Zika. The treatment is soulfully aimed to reduce its symptoms.

What are the precautions to be taken against Zika Virus?

Wear fully-covered clothes. Protect yourself from Mosquitoes bites. Use Bug Spray or insect repellent. Stay away from Eliminate mosquito breeding sites.

Despite this threat if proper precautions are taken care of, Zika virus can be fought and we all can have a worry free Olympics. As always said, Precaution is better than Cure!!

Stay Safe!! Stay Blessed!! Take care!!