Experts from John Hopkins Medicine together with Colombian researchers have revealed that Zika virus is a cause for neurological issues. The study had a primordial focus on pregnant women affected by the Zika virus. This dangerous virus can cause severe problems to the fetus, including microcephaly. Babies affected by the virus suffer from brain problems and have unusual small heads.
Dr. Carlos A. Pardo, one of the experts who is involved in this study which was issued in New England Journal of Medicine, is concerned that the virus can cause Guillan-Barre neurological disorder. This illness affects the nervous system of an adult, determining his or hers immune system to combat the nerves. The disease spreads extremely fast, affecting the whole body and paralyzing it.
Unfortunately, the cause of this terrible illness remains unknown for the specialists. It is presumed that the symptoms of this disease appear after a severe viral infection. A recent analysis has shown that one out of a hundred thousand people who suffer from a disease are affected by the Zika virus.
There are cases in which some patients managed to recover from this disease, but most of them remain marked by some numbness or weakness of the body which might persist. One week ago, the Congress had invested $1.1 billion for studies and cures which need to be developed to combat the Zika virus. Experts across the world are complaining about the terrible effects of this disease.
The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden has announced that the health authorities’ concerns are proportionally increasing the amount of information learned on a daily basis. Men of science believe that babies who don’t suffer from microcephaly at birth, they will eventually develop other issues later in life.
The CDC asserted that there had been registered 3,625 cases of infection with Zika virus in US’s mainland. In other territories of the US, other 22,000 victims were identified. Lamentable information reveals that 808 women were affected by the terrible virus. Five women have suffered miscarriages, and approximately 20 babies were born with head malformations, all because of the Zika virus.
Do you believe that it is fair to live in a world which has a very advanced technology but we do not know how to use it to determine why and how can this virus be treated?
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