First, it shocked the world when the Philippine authorities reported the first pregnant woman who contracted Zika. Check out the next below.
The Zika virus has recently become the spotlight of the medical world, Zika Virus Infection neglects mosquito bites. This virus infects causing several symptoms such as joint pain, fever, rash to red eyes. The symptoms are similar to chikungunya and dengue.
Health Minister Paulyn Ubial noted that there were 12 zika viruses in September. One of them is a 22-year-old pregnant woman on the central island of Cebu, who is 19 weeks pregnant. This is the first disability of pregnant women infected with the Zika virus.
At the time of the examination, there were no symptoms at the beginning of pregnancy, but they were still under control so that the baby’s growth and development remained healthy on the day of delivery. Pregnant women infected with the Zika Virus are at risk of giving birth to a baby with microcephaly, the baby’s brain and head are smaller than normal.
The information obtained, international.kompas.com (29/9) is currently investigating 4 cases of babies born with microcephaly associated with the Zika virus. In fact, this investigation was carried out on three babies and wombs aged 36 weeks. This is related to reports of an increase in cases of Zika Virus infection that attacks Southeast Asia.
Likewise with the Philippines, there are 12 cases of the Zika virus in the country. Eight of the infected were women. Meanwhile, people who are vulnerable are 9-55 years old, according to a report from the local Ministry of Health regarding the Zika case in the Philippines.
Even the Philippine Health Ministry said none of those infected had traveled a month before testing positive. Even before they are declared cured they are prohibited from traveling or traveling in the form of service and other things.
Now a special team has been formed to help combat the Zika virus. Even an investigation was carried out to suppress the transmission of this virus. Including in the investigation of the transmission system, recommendations for steps faced in the transmission of mosquito bites and sexual contact.
In order to reduce the number of people infected by the local government, there are many ways. One way to do this is to urge the public to destroy mosquito breeding in the stagnant water of the surrounding environment. Then the advice that is no less important in sexual relations for those who are positively infected.
In this case, efforts to reduce the risk of infected pregnant women are very important. This is to reduce the risk of microcephaly birth that occurs associated with Zika infection. Therefore, the health team plays an active role in always checking the pregnancy until the day of delivery.
In a recent study, a link between the Zika virus and microcephaly was identified for the first time in Brazil. Even in some countries, there are more than 1600 cases of microcephaly associated with Zika infection in pregnant women.
Even the United States in a study conducted by a health team concluded that there was a big effect of the birth of microcephaly with zika virus infection. Pregnant women who suffer from the Zika virus will cause birth defects, where the baby’s head will be smaller in size.
Thus, not only the Philippines and Thailand but Indonesia must be more vigilant against the zika virus. Moreover, Indonesia is very susceptible to zika virus infection. Apart from the discovery of the zika virus in Jambi in 2015. Even the spread of the disease caused by this virus infection in Indonesia is still weak in protection. So that efforts are made to make improvements, including the surveillance system.