Zika in India
While there is no vaccine or cure for Zika virus, there are precautions you can take to prevent from getting it. Pregnant women and women who might become pregnant should be extra careful, as this virus can cause severe birth defects in babies. when pregnant women are infected Such defects may include microencephaly(smaller head and brain size) brain defects, developmental problems, and vision and hearing problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says there may also be link between Zika and Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease that can cause paralysis. Therefore, knowing ways to avoid Zika virus is a must.
1. Use Insect Repellent
2. Cover Arms and Legs
3. Travel Smart
Traveling smart means you may want to avoid Zika-infested areas when planning your vacation – especially if you’re pregnant or could become pregnant.
4. Use Protection During Sex
Zika virus is transmitted through sexual intercourse, so protection during sex is a must. This includes vaginal, anal and oral sex.
5. Avoid Contact with Blood
Another way Zika is spread is by contact with the blood of an infected person. If you require a blood transfusion, make sure the blood has been tested for Zika.
Now we need to work on making our immunity better.
What to do if you are infected?? 1.Have lots of water 2. Take minimum 5 colour fruits daily for antioxidant content. 3. Avoid smoking and hard drinks 4. Take rest and avoid stressm 5.Avoid taking any medication without doctors prescription. 6.eat balanced meal with low fat content.
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