The CDC says that Zika illness is general mild – coming with a rash, fever and joint pain.
That means their unborn children could develop birth defects that doctors originally called microcephaly but now term fetal brain disruption syndrome. The patient in the case contracted the virus while traveling outside of the country.
For more information about the Zika virus, the Snohomish Health District recommends these resources: Zika Virus 101, Zika & Pregnancy and How Zika Spreads. But, transmission of the virus through sex is more common than previously thought, World Health Organization officials have said.
The State of Texas is prepared for a potential outbreak.
According to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama requested $1.9 billion for the effort four months ago, and last week a Republican-drafted measure offered $1.1 billion. “It won’t serve New Yorkers well if we create the impression that Zika is a Dominican problem or a Puerto Rico problem or a Guyana problem”, she told the paper.
This week, Grand Forks also reported to NDDoH another crow and a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile. Still, the threat of a local epidemic is serious, especially in southern coastal states where mosquito populations are rampant. It can take weeks to get results. The bill also would have cut $543 million in unused funds from the implementation of Obamacare, $107 million from leftover funds used to fight Ebola, and $100 million in administrative funds from the Health and Human Services Department.
Shah said there are cuts that can be made, “but there comes a point where you stretch people too much”.
The authors said that the mechanism by which Zika virus may cause abnormalities is not yet understood, but that it’s likely the result of the virus attacking the nervous system with subsequent damage to the brain and muscle impairment.
Mosquito traps are set out on lawns and inside sewers in more than 250 designated areas.
This month, mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika start biting in Florida, the Gulf states and southern California. “Our study, which included all suspected cases of microcephaly in newborns in Brazil up to February, discarded three out of five cases after a full investigation as most suspected cases ended up being normal newborn babies with small heads”.
Other counties don’t have the same capacity.
Despite those risks, the Post-ABC poll finds that two-thirds of those polled say they are waiting to see whether any personal action will be necessary.