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Showing posts with label zika virus. Show all posts

Monday, 7 March 2016

American-US Woman Catches Zika Virus in Phillipines

Zika Virus Asia: Philippines - US woman Contracts The Virus - Todays News

Just In:
Department of Health of the Philippines said on Sunday that an American woman, who had been in the Philippines for four weeks, tested positive of Zika virus, reported Manila Bulletin 
The Philippines health Department received an email from the US center for the diseases stating that a US citizen had the symptoms of Zika Virus.
The woman had believed to of been holidaying in the Philippines for 4 weeks in January. 

So far the Philippines had only one confirmed case of the Zika Virus in 2012. This is the second only,
which has been confirmed after the woman received laboratory tests in America.

Zika Virus ThailandDengue Fever

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Is Zika Virus In Thailand? 2016 Update

Zika Virus Has Hits Thailand - 2016 - Update

The virus was first found to be in Thailand over a year ago. It effects around 6 people per year in Thailand. But with the rapid growth of Zika in north America, who knows whats around the corner. Be careful people.

Thailand have set up a special phone number to call if you have any of the symptoms; you should should contact them on this number: 1422 (this is a Thai and English speaking hotline).
The Department of Disease Control said Zika fever can be found throughout Thailand. Those infected suffer symptoms similar to a mild case of dengue fever and usually recover in two to seven days. Officials said they are taking unspecified mosquito abatement measures. - KhaosaoEnglish
Thailand's officials from the Department of Disease and Control wants Thai people and foreigners not to worry as it 'apparently' hasn't reached a level where its dangerous enough to cause problems. Thailand and its citizens have to be really cautious. If you are traveling, don't forget your DEET.
Only pregant women need to be concered about the virus because its is not a fatal - Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadoern.
There is sure to be a rise in Zika - as Dengue fever increases, this suggests that Zika will to.


Today, the World Health Organisation suggested that the virus is spreading around  very quickly and that there will be around 3 - 4 million cases of the disease in people.
Last year the disease was detected in the Americas, where it is spreading explosively. Sated Margaret Chan the World Health Orhanisation (Director General.)
Governments across the world have been advising pregnant women not to travel where the disease is prevalent. Although not concrete, it has been suggested in America that some children were born with malfunctions due to the mothers having contracted mozzy bites.

How To Protect Yourself Against Zika Virus

As mentioned before Zika Virus is very similar to Dengue Fever and you should be protecting yourself from both. We have produced a guideline for dengue fever protection you can follow this guideline here.

What Is Zika Virus?

Zika is a virus which gets spread about to other people via mosquito bite (similar to the way Dengue Fever gets about).

The illness isn't very serious, but can have severe side effects for patients and unborn babies. One of the more serious consequences is that a baby can be born with an undeveloped brain. Read more about this here  .

The common symptoms of Zika Virus include:

  • Fevers
  • Rashes
  • Join Pains
  • Red - Eye, Conjunctivitis

The zika virus symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a 1 - 3 weeks. If you do have any of these symptoms then please do contact the phone number provided (if you are residing in Thailand) - 1422

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Zika Virus in South East Asia Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore

Zika Virus in South East Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore)

With recent reports nationwide about the Zika Virus in Thailand, tourists are surely worried about where the Zika Virus has been found in South East Asia. People are right to be worried, but you should always take care of yourself, and protect yourself from mosquitoes. The WHO has publicly declared the virus as an international emergency since thousands of people have been effected in Latin America.

Zika Virus Thailand

At the time of writing Zika was found to be in 1 man and there's not been any reports so far of anyone else contracting the disease. Although Thailand have declared a state of emergency and have set up a English and Thai speaking helpline. The 20 year old that contracted the virus and was admitted into hospital on January 24, has now been discharged.

Zika Virus Cambodia

So far nothing has been reported in Cambodia. Again another government urging everybody just to be careful of the mosquito-borne virus.

Zika Virus Vietanm

Again, no cases have been reported in Vietnam, but the government have begun preventative measures to stop the virus getting transmitted and passed around.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Long requested relevant agencies to strengthen precautionary measures against the spread of the virus. - vietnamnews,vn
The clinical symptoms of Zika are usually mild and often similar to dengue, which is transmitted by the same mosquito, and it is difficult to confirm the infection, according to Truong Dinh Bac, deputy head of the Department of Preventive Medicine.

Zika Virus Myanmar

No cases detected in Myanmar. This country has been dealing with its own epedmic since the end of last year over 200 people were infected with Cholera, out of the 200, 11 of them have died. Please, do some reasearch and see your doctor before visiting Myanmar.

Zika Virus Singapore

Apparently there's nothing to report yet. But if there is an outbreak it won't be a massive one. It seems like many countries have preventative measures in place. Dr Lim
To prevent Zika's spread, anyone with a confirmed infection will be hospitalized until tests show he no longer harbors the virus in his blood, Dr Lim said.