What is the Zika virus?
As Puerto Rico continues to suffer from economic crisis, this new case of a Zika-related incident could spark unnecessary concerns.
The virus has not been detected in any local mosquito populations, but that doesn’t mean the possibility doesn’t exist.
She said as of April 7, 672 tourists who entered Johor from Zika-affected countries were screened but they did not show symptoms of the virus while 5,291 health alert cards were distributed to visitors who had been screened.
The Zika virus has spread throughout South America and into North America since it originated in Brazil in 2014.
“Sadly, this is not likely to be the last case of Zika-caused microcephaly in the United States”. Rockland received 23 special mosquito traps created to capture the Asian tiger mosquito after the state ordered additional trappings for testing at its Wadsworth Laboratory in Albany.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) advise pregnant women not to travel to Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics even though the games will take place during Brazil’s wintertime when there are fewer active mosquitoes and the risk of being bitten is lower. Nevertheless, residents in his neighbourhood have been told to monitor their health.
“We are not aware of any cases transmitted by mosquitos to humans that originated in Canada”, said Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Frank Atherton in a statement released Monday.
There’s now no doubt it’s causing catastrophic birth defects, including microcephaly – marked by a small head and brain damage that permanently disables babies. The statement said that the man would be transferred to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for isolation and treatment.
State health officials are urging property owners to rid their areas of any standing water or objects that might collect water to minimize the number of potential breeding grounds.
“Any further information we can only get in two to three more weeks to determine whether the patient was in contact with any others before being hospitalised”, he said. During his remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator Cardin highlighted the importance of a robust federal response to protecting public health in Maryland, the United States and overseas.
Rockland has been aggressive about mosquito control since 1999 when West Nile virus was first found in the area, officials said. “Like I said, we’re not going to wait on Washington or Tallahassee”.
Subramaniam advised those who commute to the republic to wear long sleeves and apply adequate mosquito repellents to protect themselves from the Aedes mosquitoes. “Many people still feel that they might be at high risk in Canada in the warmer summer months”.