Zika Virus And Birth Defects: 10 Facts You Need To Know

Treatment is currently a cause for concern …

5. There are no vaccines or specific medicines to treat Zika virus infections

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According to Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the U.S. government is currently working on two approaches toward a vaccine against Zika. These are based on research already done on related mosquito-borne viruses.

“While these approaches are promising, it is important to understand that we will not have a widely available, safe and effective Zika vaccine this year and probably not even in the next few years,” he said. Source: arynews.tv

Doctors and health officials recommend the following to treat symptoms related to this disease (Source: CDC.gov):

  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Drink fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • Take medicine such as acetaminophen to reduce fever and pain.
  • Do not take aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • If you are taking medicine for another medical condition, talk to your healthcare provider before taking additional medication.

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