Thus, the Zika virus can be confused with numerous other diseases, which is why many people don’t even know that they have been infected.
It is also transmitted via various means:
- through blood transfusion or organ transplantation from an infected person;
- from mother to child during pregnancy;
- through unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person.
The Zika virus is especially dangerous during pregnancy. It can cause various pathologies of the development of the fetus and newborn; in particular, microcephaly and neurological disorders. Among other risks, the most dangerous are the complications in the course of pregnancy, such as miscarriage, premature birth, and stillbirth. For adults, the Zika virus is fraught with the development of Guillain-Barre syndrome, neuropathy, and myelitis.