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Zika Can Steer Epilepsy To Affected Babies: Treatment Possible Study Proves

Apr 19, 2017 06:54 PM EDT


Attacks and strikes of Zika virus are increasing rapidly. The horrible virus mostly affects the pregnant women. It can cause terrible measures to their children. Approximately, 15 percent of currently existing pregnants are infected by Zika attack in the whole of United States.

The virus' attempt is reportedly gazing up so badly that it can take up the turn to nearly fifty percent of total pregnancies in the country within some time as per an ample number of scientists' claims. Now a group of researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also come up with the warning that Zika virus can even push symptoms of epilepsy in infants,

According to Healio, earlier year's stats hints that a 10 percent of the total pregnants were affected by Zika attack in the United States. But the first comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry now indicated that this rate has been increased to another 5 percent this year. The data and the analysis were gathered & evolved by CDC. While speaking about Zika attacks, the Acting Director of CDC, Anne Schuchat stated "With warm weather and a new mosquito season approaching, prevention is crucial to protect the health of mothers and babies. Health care providers can play a key role in prevention efforts."

As per a report by Medical Xpress, Zika virus is mainly initiated by mosquitos. With the changing warmth of seasons, mosquitos are breeding up more. When these mosquitos bite the pregnant women, their unborn babies get infected by Zika attack. As per a group of scientists namely, Dr. Daniel Pastula, Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp and Rosemarie Kobau from CDC, who recently went through a study on Zika affected 48 babies from Brazil, found that more than 50 percent of them showcased signs of seizures.

Apart from this study, they also evolved another observation on 13 more Zika exposed babies, who diagnosed as having symptoms of epilepsy. The researcher also stated that timely diagnosis and potential treatment can save up the infants from the bad effects of Zika. They recommended to pregnants of having potential Zika tests for ensuring a better life to their children.

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