Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites, like West Nile and dengue fever. For example, he said it is not clear how common Zika infection is in pregnant women, or when during a pregnancy a woman is most at risk of transmitting the virus to her fetus.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that two pregnant Illinois residents have tested positive for the Zika virus. The CDC recommends any pregnant women should consider postponing travel to those areas. On Saturday, health officials confirmed the birth of the first baby born with microcephaly in the United States attributed to the virus. Zika virus is spreading fast across Latin America.
G4S said in a statement: "Although we have received no complaints or requests on this issue from asylum seekers we house, in light of the concerns raised Jomast has agreed to address the issue by repainting front doors in the area so that there is no predominant colour".
Symptoms of Zika include: headache, body ache, fever and red eye in some cases. Pregnant women can spread Zika virus to their children during birth. It is believed that Zika virus caused the brain damage of more than 3,500 babies born in these areas. Researchers in Brazil are working on a vaccine to prevent the virus but there is no treatment available.
Scientists haven't yet proved that a Zika virus infection in mothers is causally linked to birth defects in infants, but the CDC still sees an association between the two, leading the center to issue the advisory , Petersen said. Pregnant women who traveled in areas where Zika is active but have no clinical symptoms should also be offered an ultrasound, and women whose fetus shows signs of microcephaly should also be offered amniocentesis.
They are areas where people are getting the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The guidelines recommend that pregnant women consider postponing travel to places where Zika virus transmission has been reported, emphasizing what the CDC previously said in a travel alert issued Friday.