Zika virus infection- a new challenge for global health

Zika virus infection- a new challenge for global health





Zika virus, Vectors, Microcephalia, Congenital malformations, Desinsection


Infection caused by the Zika virus has become an important global health problem. Scientists estimate that by 2050, 1.3 billion people will be at risk of being infected with the Zika virus. Disease carriers have been found in Georgia, the country is at high risk. The purpose of the research is to provide information about the disease to both specialists and the population. A literature review is presented. The disease is characterized by a mild course, but causes various congenital defects in newborns. In pregnant women - loss of the fetus, stillbirth or premature birth. The virus also causes Guillain-Barre syndrome, neuropathy, and myelitis. Among the preventive measures, it is worth mentioning the fight against carriers, protected sexual contacts, pregnancy planning.


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Author Biographies

Natalia Garuchava, Tbilisi State Medical University


Marina Kuparadze, Tbilisi State Medical University



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How to Cite

Garuchava, N., Kuparadze, M., Gorgadze, G., & Silagadze, T. (2024). Zika virus infection- a new challenge for global health. Scientific Journal „Spectri“, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.52340/spectri.2023.08.02.10