Zika on the move
Zika why is it on the move? And where is it heading?
How do you get the Zika virus?
Well at the Centers for Disease Control they stated "Zika virus is spread through the Aedes species mosqutio"
Where did it first show up?
The World Health Organization states that "The first known case of Zika Virus was in Uganda."
What symptoms would show up?
"Most people with the virus won't show symptoms. Out of the 5 only 2 people will have symptoms. The symptoms that show are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis," states Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
How many countries has Zika reached?
As the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention states "the Zika Virus has spread to 49 different countries."
Why has Zika spread so fast in the last year?
"The temperatures in North America right now are inhospitable to the mosquito population. Eventually that will change, and we have to be mindful of any possible risk here in the United States,” states the World Health Organization.
What is being done to prevent Zika from spreading?
Head Doctor of the Centers if Disease Control and Prevention says "That the cdc has developed a test that confirms Zika in the first week of the illness. As well that the best way to prevent being bit is to act like you would to prevent natural mosquito bites."
Interesting Facts about Zika!
- The World Health Organization states that "the mosquitos can carry other diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya, and yellow fever."
- The World Health Organization also states that "the first identified bite was in 1947 in a rhenium monkey."
- The U.S. Olympic Committee issued a statement in February 2016 saying it was discussing the potential risk with employees and sports leaders, but denying reports that athletes concerned for their health should consider skipping the games.
- The World Health Organization says that "80 percent of Zika patients show no symptoms at all, which means it's likely there are many more cases than the official numbers indicate"