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Global life in perils

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14.06.2018

Mahrukh A Mughal

IN this contemporary era, environmental issues are the most significant causes of destruction for human beings that gouge out the production of food and health in the global village. In this instace, Latin America and the Caribbean, are facing the major minatory health threats from Aedes mosquitoes that influx diseases though their bites- resulting in the spread of Zika, Chikungunya and dengue (Knipling EF). Majority of the countries especially Asia and Africa reported colossal number of Zika cases. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) received number of reports since 2007 till 2016, where, World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a public health emergency of International concern and, by August 2016, 70 countries had reported confirmed cases (Bushland RC) . Thus, this further led IAEA to harness the sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for the control of the mosquito menace.
Zika virus belongs to a family of Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus viruses and the name initiated from the Zika forest of Uganda in 1947. The resulting consequences of the Zika virus could cause microcephaly in a newborn baby, as well as other central nervous system malformations. According to the latest report of World Health Organization (WHO) the lethal link between the Zika infection and........

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