The World Health Organization Is Warning People Around The World About The Aedes Aegypti Mosquito Bite But There’s More Mosquitoes Carrying The Virus According To Doctor Sergio Cortes

For the past 11 months, the Aedes aegypti mosquito has been the villain in the Zika virus story. The Aedes aegypti is responsible for the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, but new research is implying that species of mosquito is not the only mosquito that carries the virus. Brazilian researchers have been wandering through the rural areas and slums of cities in Brazil capturing different types of mosquitoes and bringing them back to their labs for testing. According to Brazil’s leading medical advisor, what they are learning about the Zika virus and the mosquitoes makes the rapid spread of the virus make more sense.
According to a recent post on his official website, Dr. Cortes said several species of mosquitoes carry the Zika virus. Cortes did say that not all of those mosquito species bite humans, but they all carry the virus in their saliva. That shines a light on the mosquito eradication, and what can be done in mosquito infested areas to prevent mosquito bites. Several sprays are being used in Brazil and other countries to prevent mosquito bites, but the Zika virus is still spreading at an incredible rate.
Millions of people in South America have the virus, and many of them have no symptoms. That creates another issue for researchers. Infected people with no symptoms could also be helping to spread the virus if human to human contact is verified. According to the Dr. Cortes LinkedIn page, sexual contact is definitely contributing to the spread of the Zika virus. There have been numerous cases of people in North and South America that have been infected by sexual partners.
If the multiple mosquito theory is true that would explain why so many pregnant women are delivering babies with microcephaly. The number of microcephaly cases in Brazil and other countries has skyrocketed since the Zika virus outbreak. Researchers now know that Zika does invade the amniotic fluid as well as the brains of fetuses. Not all infected pregnant women deliver babies with brain damage and underdeveloped heads. But the number of cases is growing, according to a post on the Dr. Cortes Facebook page.
In a recent tweet, Dr. Cortes mentioned microcephaly cases as well as the growing number of Guillain-Barre syndrome cases. Both of those diseases were never linked to the Zika virus. But new research proves that was a mistake. Some people that have been infected with the virus do suffer the paralysis associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome. More cases of that disease are being reported in Brazil as well as in other South American countries. There is still more to learn about the Zika virus and how it will affect people now, and in the future.

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