Health care current events and medical information websites confirmed that Zika virus can be transmitted by mosquito bites, blood transfusions and sex. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced on top health and medicine articles that the first patient cases which were confirmed disease caused by Zika virus through sex.
Earlier, medical officials said, Zika virus that causes small head in infants and is the cause of birth defects in thousands of children in Brazil is because of mosquito bite. Now there has more evidence to confirm the hypothesis of scientists on the path of transmission of the virus, which is transmitted through blood and sex.
US health authorities confirmed, the patient was diagnosed with Zika virus through sex activity with someone who is the first person in the US to be taken the disease is a person in the state of Texas. The lover of this person became ill after traveling in country where there is having epidemics, while the infected patient did not travel.
Director of medical and human services in Dallas said, now, we all know that Zika virus can transmit disease through sex, people need to raise awareness to protect themselves and those around them. Using a condom is the best preventive measure against sexually transmitted infections.
Historically reports appeared about the virus found in the semen of a man in Tahiti, he had transmitted the disease to his wife, this is the case which was reported in 2008, the researchers Colorado said.
But health experts warn that the ability to transmit virus Zika mostly by mosquitoes, any person is easily infected by mosquito carrying the virus bites, the disease is extremely dangerous for pregnant women.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global emergency about Zika virus. WHO warned that Zika virus is spreading at breakneck speed in the Americas and warned that the number of disease infections can be up to 4 million this year.
At the meeting of the WHO Emergency Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, in February 1st, WHO General Director-Margaret Chan said the experts agreed on the ability relationship between phenomena Zika virus infection during pregnancy and unusually small brain symptom in infants, even there has not been proven scientifically. She said, more and more evidence show that the virus causes deformities and potentially life-threatening in infant.
CDC says most cases of infant suffered small head symptom in Brazil are due to infected mothers during the first 3 months of pregnancy, but there is some evidence that the potential to cause fetal malformations infected by the mother in the whole process of pregnancy.
In the case of Zika epidemic in Brazil from March of 2015 to January of 2016 has identified more than 3,500 cases of the small head of the babies who are born by mothers infected with the virus Zika, 20 times increase compared to the number of children with deformities in the years before the epidemic occurred.
It has been found Zika virus RNA in lost fetus of mothers who are infected with viruses. According to the latest health news and the vaccine developing research agency, to develop a preventive vaccine needs at least 10-15 years.