The urban coastal city of Recife is the “ground zero” of the terrifying Zika Virus which is mosquito-borne; months on, many babies suffered from dreadful symptoms and burdens due to the Zika virus.
Many test have to be done due to the world’s latest pandemic. There are various development problems and the discoveries of the problems are painful especially to parents that heartbreaking.
Development problems can consist of
- Hearing problems
- Speaking problem
- Vision problem
Affected victims will need regular physical therapy sessions and requires vast amount of medical expenses.
Disabilities is not the only thing victims and their families need to deal with. Thus, painful prejudice do happen because they fear that society will shun them, just because they look different. It is also important that the society should not show prejudice and also fight against it.
Hope for the future
It is understandable when parents have to struggle when their baby was born differently due to the Zika virus. There is also no guarantee that therapy will contribute significant improvement in the victim’s development.
Therefore, it is very hard to say how long the victims can live and prosper. But there is always hope for the better future as long there is a strong will to move on.