Sehat Ki Baat: Cervical cancer and Zika virus are serious problems for women, there is good news on both

Zika virus has once again knocked in India. Recently, the first case of Zika virus was reported in Karnataka, when the infection was confirmed in a five-year-old girl. An important news has also come to the fore amid increased concern about the Zika virus. Dr. NK Arora, head of the National Technical Advisory Group (NTAGI), has informed that work is underway on the Zika virus vaccine. Emphasis is being laid on the manufacture of Zika virus vaccine in India. Along with this, pregnant women and their children are also being monitored regarding the virus. Note that Zika virus can cause serious complications in pregnant women, which can also harm the fetus.

Dr. NK Arora has also given relief information to the patients of cervical cancer. Actually, an effective vaccine has been found for the treatment of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer can be treated with the HPV vaccine. Steps will be taken in this field soon in India. Under a national program, girls aged 9 to 14 can be given a dose of the HPV vaccine. Let us know about the Zika virus vaccine and the cervical cancer vaccine.

what is zika virus

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease, which is spread by the Aedes mosquito. According to Mrityunjay Pathak, a senior doctor at a hospital in Varanasi, this species of Aedes mosquitoes also causes dengue and chikungunya.

symptoms of zika virus

However, people who are infected with Zika virus often do not show any symptoms and due to the spread of infection by mosquitoes, it is considered similar to dengue. But Zika virus can cause some mild symptoms. Patients with Zika virus may have fever, rash, pain in the joints and behind the eyes, and vomiting. The symptoms of dengue are also similar. For this reason it becomes difficult to differentiate between the two.

Zika virus treatment and prevention

Dr. NK Arora, Chairman of India’s Working Group of Kovid and National Technical Advisory Group, said that there is no need to fear about Zika virus, because the country’s scientists have started preparing to make a vaccine to prevent it.

However, at present there is no cure for Zika virus. A patient infected with Zika virus is recommended rest, plenty of fluids for diagnosis, and may be given symptomatic relief for treatment. To prevent Zika virus, it is necessary to protect against mosquitoes.

Vaccine found for cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, which develops in the cervix. Cervical cancer patients are increasing very fast in India. According to statistics, every year 122,844 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in India, while more than 67 thousand women die of this disease. The country’s first indigenous vaccine for cervical cancer was launched in September. At the same time, HPV vaccine has also been found effective for the treatment of cervical cancer and work is being done to start vaccination soon.

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