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ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION

Zika virus is an icosahedral, enveloped, single-stranded RNA virus that comes from the Flaviviridae family and genus Flavivirus.

It is transmitted in humans through a bite of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquito.

In February 2016, the Zika virus infection was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an international health emergency.

Pregnant women infected by Zika virus may pass their infection to the developing fetus and may cause birth defects such as microcephaly, ventriculomegaly, intracranial calcifications, extra-axial fluid, polymicrogyria, decreased brain parenchymal volume, hypoplasia of the cerebellum, brainstem or dermis, delayed myelination, thinning or hypoplasia of the corpus callosum and cortical atrophy and malformation.

 

 

Zika Virus Infection Drug Information

Drug Information

Indication: Relief of mild to moderate pain & fever.

Indication: Mild to moderate pain & fever.

Indication: Relief of fever & pain eg, headache, toothache, colds, flu, muscular rheumatism, dysmenorrhoea, teething p...

Indication: Relief of painful & febrile conditions eg, headache, migraine, backache, toothache, aches due to cold &...

Indication: Symptomatic relief of mild to moderate pain & fever.

Indication: Relief of mild to moderate pain & fever.

Indication: Mild to moderate pain & fever reduction.

Indication: Analgesic & antipyretic in conditions accompanied by discomfort & fever eg, common cold & other vi...

Indication: Fever, headache, migraine, backache, joint & muscle pain, period & OA pain, toothache, post-op dental ...

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