Monthly Archives: Jul 2017

What are the symptoms of Zika virus in men and women?

Zika virus The Zika virus infection is a virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes. To date, it has been active mainly in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 2015, the Zika virus is spreading rapidly in South American countries. Fever, joint pain and conjunctivitis are typical Zika virus symptoms. A Zika virus infection in pregnant women can pass to the child and damage the unborn child. However, even in the case of infected adult persons, possible serious consequences can occur.

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How long does chickenpox last in adults?

chickenpox in adultsChickenpox  (varicella) is a highly infective infection that occurs mainly in children and causes an itchy skin rash with blisters. The disease is generally benign. There are usually no complications caused by the chickenpox. Pregnancy and a weakened immune system are among the risk factors for a complicated disease history. Chickenpox in adults is more severe than children.

Chickenpox (varicella) is a highly infecting disease, which mainly affects children. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. This virus is one of the herpes viruses. After healing of the chickenpox, these viruses can remain in the body and reactivate in later life. Then they cause the so-called beltrose (zoster).

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Tick-borne encephalitis – TBE

Encephalitis TBE (Tick-borne encephalitis) is a form of the brain or brain skin and sometimes also spinal cord inflammation and is triggered by the Tick-borne encephalitis virus. The pathogen is transmitted by ticks to humans, the disease occurs mainly in the summer months. There is a risk of infection only in areas where ticks are infected with the Tick-borne encephalitis virus.

TBE (Tick-borne encephalitis) is a form of brain inflammation. It is also called tick encephalitis, since it is transmitted mainly by ticks, but sometimes also by mosquitoes and sand flies.

TBE virus belongs to the flaviviruses as well as the viruses of dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever. In contrast to these tropical diseases, however, TBE virus is native in Germany. Viral transmission to humans occurs with the saliva of the blood-sucking ticks.

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