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Zika update: Spread of virus within SEA must be enhanced, existing drugs found to control infection
 

Zika update: Spread of virus within SEA must be enhanced, existing drugs found to control infection

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Regional experts warn that current prevention and control of Zika in Southeast Asia is inadequate. Meanwhile, in the United States, existing drugs are found to be useful in inhibiting replication of the virus within the body and preventing neurological complications in newborns.
 
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31 Aug 2016 - General
 
Zika virus has invade South East Asia. It is spread mostly by Aedes species mosquitio. I would definitely agree that Zike virus is under diagnosed and under reported due to its mild disease and mild symptoms. A lot of people who get infected with Zika virus would not aware about it, hence they won’t seek for medical attention. But, infection during pregnancy can cause some certain birth defects. Currently, there is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. The 2 drugs of Nicolsamide, and PHA-690509 are ...
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While we can say that countries in Southeast Asia should already have been preparing to prevent the onset of Zika in the region from the moment the virus was first discovered, its main location (South America) and lack of easily diagnosed symptoms mean that it would have possibly been futile anyway.

It's clear that precautions have been made and action plans set in place in the event of actual "outbreak", which has now happened in Singapore. This is one of those cases whe...
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