The arrival of these new viruses makes it very important to understand the difference between each disease. The major symptoms of dengue compared to other diseases include pain behind the eyes as well and muscle aches. Dr. Sergio Cortes has stated that it is important to clarify any similarities between the symptoms of the zika virus and chikungunya. Nurse Bruno Del Guerra, of the Epidemiological Surveillance Itapetininga, points out predominant signs according to each disease. Symptoms of the zika virus is itching and red eyes. Symptoms of chikungunya are intense joint pains.
Doctor Sergio Cortes has been the Rio de Janeiro’s State Secretary of Health since 2007; his medical background has made him a sure fit for the job. He also served as a medical member of the Brazilian Olympic committee in 1996. He served as an expert at the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics for 16 years.
Dr. Sergio Cortes posts articles about various medical related topics on his website. He points out that the wrong posture of sitting in a chair for extended periods of time while working can lead to many back related problems. He goes on to say that many people with back pains enter a hard to break cycle of illnesses. He advises changing posture occasionally, taking breaks and mild exercises can significantly reduce these problems. He has detailed specific exercise and stretch routines that can help alleviating back problems safely. He points out how crucial it is to follow medical treatment in any medical situation for maintaining proper health mitigating the effects of a medical condition.