Treatment is currently a cause for concern …
5. There are no vaccines or specific medicines to treat Zika virus infections
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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