Tourist who travelled to Thailand and Bali tests positive for the ‘head-shrinking’ Zika virus – as team is sent to spray a North Queensland town for mosquitoes

A North Queensland occupant has tried positive for the Zika infection after returning from a occasion in Thailand what’s more, Bali.
The Dengue Activity Reaction Group has been sent to Gordonvale what’s more, encompassing zones south of Cairns to splash the town for mosquitoes.
‘DART is working in the suburb what’s more, will proceed the reaction over the next maybe a couple days until the required range has been treated,’ said Tropical Open Wellbeing Benefit chief Dr Richard Gair.
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Dr Gair said in the event that nearby mosquitoes have nibbled the influenced individual, the bugs will not move toward becoming irresistible until the center of next week.
The Shoot group will react today what’s more, early next week to treat the range where mosquitoes may have picked up the infection some time recently they move toward becoming infectious.
Dr Gair said it was critical that inhabitants were cautious about keeping the mosquitoes away. 
‘Now more than ever, it is crucial that our group has the certainties about the zika/dengue mosquito.

‘They live in what’s more, around your home, have a short life anticipation, do not fly far what’s more, are likely to chomp individuals on the feet amid the day. You may not indeed take note them.
‘Removing rearing destinations in what’s more, around homes what’s more, murdering these mosquitoes needs to move toward becoming as common as putting out the junk bins.’
Common dengue/zika mosquito rearing destinations incorporate tires, cans, toys what’s more, pot-plant bases.
Residents are moreover asked to guarantee rooftop canals are not blocked what’s more, rearing mosquitoes, what’s more, to use indoor surface splash, mozzie critics what’s more, loops around the house.
Dr Gair said the sort of mosquitoes that transmit Zika what’s more, dengue as it were reared around homes what’s more, in urban zones, not in swamps or, on the other hand creeks. 
There have been no locally gained cases of Zika infection affirmed in Queensland. There is as of now no antibody to ensure against Zika virus.

WHAT IS ZIKA?
The Zika (ZEE’-ka) infection was to begin with found in a monkey in Uganda in 1947 – its name comes from the Zika backwoods where it was to start with discovered.
It is local principally to tropical Africa, with flare-ups in Southeast Asia what’s more, the Pacific Islands. It showed up in Brazil last year what’s more, has since been seen in numerous Latin American nations what’s more, Caribbean islands.
HOW IS IT SPREAD?
It is transmitted through chomps from the same kind of mosquitoes that can spread other tropical maladies, like dengue fever, chikungunya what’s more, yellow fever.
It is not known to spread from individual to person.
Investigators, in spite of the fact that, are investigating the probability that the infection can be passed on through sex – it was found in one man’s semen in Tahiti.
There are too reports of a man in Texas contracting the infection after having sexual contact with an sick individual who returned from a Zika-affected country.
The World Wellbeing Association says Zika is quickly spreading in the Americas  – since it is new to the locale, individuals aren’t resistant to it, what’s more, the Aedes aegypti mosquito that conveys it is just about everywhere.
Canada what’s more, Chile are the as it were places without this mosquito.
ARE THERE Side effects?
Experts think most individuals contaminated with Zika infection don’t get sick.
And those that do for the most part create gentle indications – fever, rash, joint torment, what’s more, red eyes – which for the most part last no more than a week.
There is no particular medication what’s more, there hasn’t been a antibody created for it, which is the case for a few other tropical ailments that cause occasional outbreaks.
WHY IS IT A CONCERN Presently?
Evidence joins the Zika disease in pregnant ladies to a uncommon birth imperfection called microcephaly, in which a newborn’s head is littler than typical what’s more, the mind may not have created properly.
Brazilian wellbeing authorities last October taken note a spike in cases of microcephaly in pair with the Zika outbreak.
Nearly 4,000 cases have been recorded.
Meanwhile, specialists have noted expanded reports of a nerve condition called Guillain-Barre disorder that can cause paralysis.
Other contaminations can too start the condition, counting dengue fever.
CAN THE SPREAD BE Halted?
Individuals can secure themselves from mosquito chomps by utilizing creepy crawly anti-agents, what’s more, wearing long sleeves what’s more, long pants – particularly amid sunlight, at the point when the mosquitoes tend to be most dynamic, wellbeing authorities say.
Eliminating reproducing spots what’s more, controlling mosquito populaces can offer assistance avoid the spread of the virus.

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