Zika Virus: CDC Warns Spring Travellers
Zika virus disease is caused by Aedes mosquitoes. CDC warns that there could be chances that the Zika virus might be active again in Spring. The CDC previously warned people travelling in Brazil and the Caribbean because of the Zika Virus outbreaks. Zika virus prone areas lost 30& of their regular profits. While Zika free zones like Hawaii earned twice as they used to.
Presently, the Zika virus issues have been forgotten. Does this mean that people could stop worrying about it? Well, experts say that the Zika virus has never been totally eliminated 30 Caribbean islands and 18 countries in South America. And the disease seems to turn up in everywhere from Southeast Asia to the South Pacific. Zika stories are not heard lately, because during winter mosquitos do not thrive.
However, regardless of this, between the months of November and January, the CDC recorded almost 4000 cases of Zika virus. The Zika zones involved are US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. The disease is more alarming than previously known. It is not similar to other diseases that are contained geographically. Other mosquito-borne diseases like malaria or dengue fever carry less blemish because they are curable.
According to the Live Trading, it is expected that there will be larger cases of the Zika virus this Spring. Miami is one good example. When the city notice their first cases of Zika transmission last Summer, the local government acted promptly. They enforced tri-partite strategy of aerial spraying, manual spraying, and local awareness that eradicated the disease.
Just recently, in Las Vegas Now, the first new non-travel Zika case has been reported in Clark County. The person infected was a female. She was first tested on December 28,2016. The results were confirmed February 8,2017. The previous case of a man in Clark County was a man who had traveled to Guatemala. People should also be aware that the Zika Virus could also be transmitted from mother to child, through sexual contact and blood transfusion.
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