A SHORT COMPILATION ON ZIKA VIRUS TRANSMISSION AND ITS COMPLICATION DURING PREGNANCY

  • Rishi Ram Parajuli Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd.Nepal
  • Prawan Dahal Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
  • Priyanka Pokhrel Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
  • Shreekrishna Lamichane Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
  • Saroj Shrestha Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
  • Purushottam Timilsina Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal

Abstract

Zika virus, a mosquito borne flavivirus transmitted primar­ily by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes is a pathogen affecting humans. These vectors also trans­mit dengue and chikungunya virus and are found throughout much of the world, including parts of the United States. An estimated 80% of persons infected with Zika virus are asymptomatic. Microcephaly is the greater risk for the infant born from the Zika Virus infected pregnant mother. This virus also causes neurological syndromes. Zika virus disease can often be diagnosed by performing reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on serum.

Keywords: Zika Virus, Pregnancy, Microcephaly, Aedes aegypti mosquito, Brazil.

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Author Biographies

Rishi Ram Parajuli, Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd.Nepal

Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd.Nepal

Prawan Dahal, Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
Priyanka Pokhrel, Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
Shreekrishna Lamichane, Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
Saroj Shrestha, Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
Purushottam Timilsina, Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
Time Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal

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Parajuli RR, Dahal P, Pokhrel P, Lamichane S, Shrestha S, Timilsina P. A SHORT COMPILATION ON ZIKA VIRUS TRANSMISSION AND ITS COMPLICATION DURING PREGNANCY. JDDT [Internet]. 14Mar.2016 [cited 23Sep.2020];6(2):52-6. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/1204