The Department of Health on Friday has recorded and confirmed two Cavite Zika cases. The two patients hence added to the current cases of Zika in the country making the number rise to 19.
It was previously reported that apart from the Cavite Zika cases, there are 12 patients in Iloilo, and one each in Makati, Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa, Antipolo, and Cebu.
The Cavite Zika cases recorded by Department of Health were a woman in her 40’s and a boy.
Zika virus was reportedly transmitted by an Aedes aegypti mosquito. Althiugh the it is allegedly not life-threatening, Zika virus has been linked to a rise in birth defects in other countries, where hundreds of babies have been born with unusually small heads in recent years.
Thus DOH has again reminded the public that anyone who is experiencing Zika symptons like skin rashes, fever, red eyes, and headache should immediately consult a physician. As they say, prevention is still better than cure, so let us all be aware of the Zika symptoms. Take the initiative of consulting your Doctor if you find any of the symptons.