The Zika Virus has hit the United States

in news •  2 years ago

You may have heard about the Zika virus being a threat at the Olympics in Brazil, but it has hit the United States now in two areas of Miami, Florida.

What is the Zika virus? It's a virus with no vaccine and no treatment. It is initially transmitted through blood by mosquitos, but can also be transmitted sexually to others by anyone who is infected. It is extremely dangerous to pregnant women, as it will infect the fetus and can cause a range of birth defects related to microcephaly, stunting the growth of the head and brain of the baby.

The CDC has advised pregnant women or women trying for pregnancy and their partners to avoid travelling to the affected areas of Miami or of course anywhere else in the world the disease is known to be. Florida has had 56 non-travel, locally acquired Zika cases and has started the ground and aerial spraying of insecticide, but it is mosquito season and more Zika infections are expected in the coming days and months.

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This is not news, you have informed the reader of no real world events. This is not health because you are misinforming us about health effects of pesticides and blaming them on zika, I flagged your post, will un-flag if you change the tag to opinion or propaganda.


I said nothing about the health effects of pesticides lol and don't know how this isn't news


Don't you think you're being a little harsh? Half the junk in the news tag doesn't involve critical thinking at least this post does.

Zika has nothing to do with microcephaly. It is caused by a mixture of tdap vaccines and pesticides from Monsanto.



I don't know if pesticides also cause microcephaly, maybe they do, my post has nothing to do with that though, it's about the Zika virus.


Zika is just a smokescreen for Big Pharma to sell more vaccinations. Zika has existed for very long time and it has never caused microcephaly. CDC is lying.


I 100% agree with you on the pesticides causing zika but do you really need to flag it? would just a this comment be sufficient to let reader know the truth. Also less people will see your comment if it's hidden.