The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil has reached epidemic proportions. There are currently 2,751 confirmed cases of CZS and more than 2,000 suspected cases. Autochthonous transmission of ZIKV has been confirmed in all states and territories of Brazil. The disease has been associated with an increased risk of congenital defects in women. In Brazilian states, the Northeast region is the most affected, with 15.4% of confirmed cases and 26.6% of suspected cases recorded in this region. The incidence of CZS per thousand live births has increased in December 2015 and August 2016, while the incidence of cases has declined.
According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak of Zika revealed fault lines in collective preparedness, including a poor access to family planning services and the dismantling of national mosquito control programs. Human Rights Watch argues that the Brazilian authorities should have addressed these issues prior to the outbreak. In Brazil, gaps in response to Zika have distinct negative effects on women and the general population. It also puts a country at risk of another serious mosquito-borne disease outbreak.
As a result, the prevention of the disease should include a thorough assessment of the risk factors and the consequences. The outbreak is believed to have occurred between August 2013 and April 2014. It is estimated that the introduction of ZIKV to Brazil happened between August 2013 and April 2014. The disease was first discovered in the northern part of the state, Natal. The country’s only 5% of sewage is treated.
Despite the outbreak of Zika in Brazil, the Brazilian media failed to capture the politics of the disease from the start. This had a negative impact on the epidemic’s understanding, the immediate responses and the distribution of resources. The cartography of the virus echoes the political struggles of Brazilians with high income inequality and poverty. This is a major challenge that will remain unaddressed. However, these challenges are reflected in the country’s public health.
In Brazil, the Zika virus outbreak began in December 2015 and peaked in February 2016. It affected fertility and birth rates. Young, educated women were more likely to have fewer children. A large number of pregnant women died, while rural women were more likely to have higher birth rates. As a result, there were only a few reported cases of microcephaly. The country’s economic climate was highly unstable in the first few years after the outbreak.
In Brazil, the spread of the Zika virus was unprecedented in the country. It affected every part of the country and had an effect on the world. Throughout the country, the disease affected more than 20 million people, and the disease spread throughout the world. The first two waves were observed in Rio de Janeiro, while the second occurred in September and August. This outbreak was the worst since the 1980s. In the US, it was confined to one state and remained relatively isolated.
Although the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil has reached epidemic proportions in the country, there has been no significant increase in the number of infections there. The disease has been primarily transmitted by Ae. aegypti, which transmits dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Until recently, the virus was eradicated from urban areas.
The virus was first detected in Brazil during late August 2015. The first case of the virus was identified in November 2015, when it was diagnosed in humans. There are a total of 76 deaths, but the number of newborns is still increasing. There are two different strains of the virus that have the same genetic profile. The underlying cause of the virus is still unknown, but scientists are confident it is French. So, the outbreak in Brazil is ongoing.
The first case of the Zika virus in Brazil was reported in 1947 in Uganda. The virus was thought to cause only a mild disease in the country until it suddenly emerged in Brazil in 2015. It spread explosively through the Caribbean and South America, eventually reaching the United States in summer 2016. While there are no cases in the United States, the virus was detected in the US in the summer of 2015. While the disease is mostly contagious in adults, it can also affect children.