Zika Virus Upate: Doctors Raise concern over Pregnancy in Zika Virus Active Areas.


Zika virus is caused by the bite of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopiticus mosquitoes and fundamentally impacts pregnant women, causing neurological disorders in the foetus. 

With the discovery of 14 positive cases of the Zika virus in Kerala, and Karnataka on high alert, health experts call attention to pregnant women ought not to venture out to the influenced state or interact with individuals going from that point. 

Individuals who have come recently come from Kerala should also be cautious about getting pregnant, and it is best to stay away for something like two months, they added. Zika virus is brought about by the nibble of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopiticus mosquitoes and essentially impacts pregnant women, causing neurological disorders in the baby. 

Dr Bharati Kamoji, Senior consultant – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aster CMI Hospital, expressed that as the Zika virus can cause extreme birth deserts, it is suggested that pregnant females ought not to go to regions which report Zika episode. 

“As no vaccine has been developed for the Zika virus, it is prudent that couples use insurances or keep away from sex with somebody who has as of late went to a dangerous region. Men who have been tainted with the infection, and surprisingly those with a movement history to influenced regions should sit tight for 90 days, and women should sit tight for a very long time after their excursion or become sick, before endeavouring to get pregnant,” said Dr Kamoji. 

Dr Gayathri D Kamath, Senior consultant- Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fortis Medical clinics, said, “Any individual who has gone back from Kerala presently ought to be attentive of getting pregnant. As the mosquitoes bite during the day, it is fitting to keep the whole body covered.” Dr Sunil Eshwar, Lead Expert – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aster RV Emergency clinic, said EPA-enlisted bug anti-agents are demonstrated to be protected and viable, in any event, for pregnant and breastfeeding women. 

Preventive measures ought to be followed at home, said Dr Vidhyashree, Specialist OBG, KMC Medical clinic, Mangaluru. “Stay in places with cooling or with screens on entryways and windows. Ensure your garments cover and secure your skin. Treat garments, shoes and other stuff with a bug shower called permethrin. Try not to shower permethrin on your skin. Eliminate still water inside and outside your home and work environment. Void water from vases, pails, pet water bowls and kids’ pools, as mosquitoes can lay eggs in exceptionally limited quantities of water.”

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