Survey on Zika Virus: A New Challenge to Health Care Provider
Background: Zika virus belongs to the family Flaviviridae which is related with yellow fever and dengue viruses. In 1947 Zika virus was first identified in the Zika forest from a rhesus monkey in Uganda. Evidence of human Zika virus infection was reported in Africa and Asia earlier in humans in Uganda and Nigeria. Almost fourteen cases of Zika virus infections in humans in the past were reported. Aim of study: This study was proposed to assess the awareness of zika virus in our population. Methods and Materials: In this research article we conducted a survey to know how many people are aware of this infection in Karachi, Pakistan. We collected our data from 100 students and gave them a open ended questionnaire which contain basic information related with Zika virus. Chi square values were calculated for the analysis. Results: Approximately, 68 % population doesn’t know this disease, they don’t know basic symptoms and most important issue is treatment, as until no vaccines are discovered. Conclusion: we can conclude according to our study that majority of population don’t know zika virus so WHO and health care provider take this issue seriously, takes measure so people can aware of this disease. They should provide training to health care authorities to improve the awareness.