Today in Russia have identified two cases of human infection with zika fever. About this Interfax said the chief sanitary doctor of Russia, head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.
According to her, today inspected more than 3 million people, identified 201 people with signs of infectious diseases. 39 of them were screened for fever Zeke, two the diagnosis was confirmed.
As explained by RIA Novosti Deputy Director of the Central research Institute of epidemiology, Viktor Maleyev, a second case of fever Zeke was identified from the inhabitant of Yaroslavl in March. The first case was a Muscovite, of what became known in February. “There has long all right, two cases were,” added Maleev.
Popov said that in the second case, the disease fever was detected in a man who came from the Dominican Republic.
The characteristic symptoms of zika fever are fever, rash, headache and articular pain, swelling of the joints. Infection occurs through the bite of mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. A particular danger the virus poses to pregnant women, because infection causes fetal microcephaly with potential severe brain damage. Until a vaccine against the virus zika does not exist.