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Thailand accumulated 97 cases of people infected with virus Zika in 10 provinces
In the first half of this year, health officials accumulated 97 cases of people infected with Zika virus in 42 villages of 16 districts in 10 provinces. But at present the disease was kept under control with no further detection of Zika virus cases.
Thailand Zika cases were first detected in 2012 when Thailand’s medical system was still unable to diagnose the disease but had to send to land in the United States for test.
As of 1 February 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Zika virus to be a Global Health Emergency, signalling the severity of the outbreak as countries brace to work harder in combating and containing the disease from further spreading. The virus is viewed to be a serious threat as it has been linked to microcephaly, a condition where newborns have abnormally small heads and under developed brains.
Zika is an arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus), spread by bites from Aedes mosquitoes but it can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her unborn child during pregnancy or even during childbirth. This is the major epidemic that is currently plaguing the regions of Central, South America and the Caribbean.
At Rentokil, we deploy holistic approach to minimise the chances of being bitten by the perilous Aedes mosquitoes. Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) is a programme involving merely four (4) simple steps that can help fight against the Aedes mosquitoes targeted at each life cycle.
As mosquitoes prefer to breed in stagnant water, by implementing good environmental hygiene practices and sanitation measures may help to minimise the disease.