Zika Operation IFRC- Americas

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus is mainly transmitted from an infected Aedes aegyptis mosquito. It can also be transmitted through sexual intercourse and from mother to child. Since 2015, 67 countries have reported local transmission, 52 of these are in the Americas
  • ZIKA Symptoms includes fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis (red eyes).
  • 80% of those infected do not show symptoms • Various complications, such as microcephaly in babies born to infected mothers
  • Neurological alterations in adults, such as the Guillain-Barré syndrome
Zika virus does not only affect physical health; it also has an impact on the psychosocial and socio-economic situation, especially for families whose children are born with congenital syndrome.
Psychosocial support activity by Brazilian Red Cross (Paraiba, Brazil, 2016)
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