Zika virus is a member of virus family Flaviviride and genus Flavivirus .It is transmitted by day time active mosquitoes  such as Aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus .Zika virus infection is known as Zika fever .It can transmitted by the sexual contact to the fetus . In 1950 s it was spread from Africa to another countries .Now Zika virus is spreading rapidly across Latin America ,and the caribbean ,causing birth defects in the New born babies of some mothers who have been infected .
Zika virus to be a global health emergency .In response the World Health Organisation (WHO ) has declared a crisis and government officials in Brazil ,Colombia ,Ecuador and Elsalvador are advising women to avoiding pregnant for up to two years .More than 20 south American countries have confirmed cases of the virus and it has since spread to Denmark .The virus has been linked to thousands of the birth defects microcephaly where in babies are born with  smaller heads and brains ,other problems like  seizures ,vision problems ,hearing loss ,intellectual dis ability ,developmental delay ,problems with movement and balance .These problems can range from mild to severe and are often life long in some cases can be life threatening .
Anyone who is living in or travelling to an area where Zika virus is found who not already been infected is at risk for infection .A person bit by one infected mosquito take about 2 – 7 days to show symptoms like 
– mild fever , skin rash ,conjunctivitis .muscle and joint pain ,weakness ,fatigue ,women who are pregnant major defects due to which children are born with visibly smaller heads severely limiting their mental and physical abilities .Zika virus is related to dengue ,yellow fever ,Japanese Encephalitis .

Homeopathic medicines for zika virus infection 

Homeopathy has been successful on treating many epidemic diseases like cholera ,dengue ,yellow fever ,conjunctivitis ,swine flu etc .Homeopathy has a huge role to play a prophylactic when diseases spread abruptly over a large areas . For Treating  zika virus infection we can use  homeopathic medicines like eupatorium perfoliatum ,bellodonna ,rhustox .These medicines are having similar symptoms of zika virus .These medicines will give great relief from zika virus infection .


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