How is Zika Virus Diagnosed & Treated?

How is Zika Virus Diagnosed?

How is Zika Virus Diagnosed?

There are two ways to test for Zika Virus. One test looks for pieces of the virus’s genetic code in people with active infections. But after the body clears the infection, which takes about 2 weeks after symptoms appear, that test won’t work.

How is Zika Virus Diagnosed?

How is Zika Virus Diagnosed?

Another test looks for proteins called antibodies made by the immune system to fight the Zika Virus. It can find antibodies in the blood up to 3 months after a person is infected.

Treatment of Zika Virus:

The worse news is that there is no proper cure of this disastrous disease. There’s no treatment, but mostly the people with symptoms do well with the counter medications for aches and pains only. The disease conventionally runs its course within a week or so. No vaccine is available to cure this deadly disease. A few medicines can reduce the pain.