viernes, 19 de febrero de 2016

ZIKA VIRUS

It seems that every year a new virus comes up. As it was the case of the Ebola virus last year. Well, this year... here we have the Zika virus.   

Frequently,when you travel you are exposed to a lot of bacterias and they go with you anywhere you go. Scientists have discovered that bacterias can live a lot of days.

Firstly, I want to say what the Zika virus is. It is a micro-organism you can find in Asia and Africa and which is usually transmitted by mosquitoes. In humans, this virus was first discovered in 1954, in Nigeria.

Currently, no cure exists for the Zika virus. Most people who have been bitten by an infection-trasmitting mosquito don't develop any symptom. On the contrary, other people develop some symptoms as skin rash, mild fever, and muscle or join pain that begins approximately, after 2-7 days after contamination. Pregnant women transmit the virus to their babies, and it produces severe foetal birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

All in all, if you think about it, you will realise that all disasters as tsunamis, epidemics... always attack people who are poorer. If they haven't much, when they suffer all these things, they have fewer things than they had before.

If you are flying, you aren't travelling alone... there are a lot of bacterias which will join you on the road!



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