The Preemptive Push Against the Mosquito Migration
The Zika Virus is an infection that can cause birth defects, and can impair brain functionality for newborns with mothers infected with the virus.
A large majority of reported cases of the Zika virus have been travel-related cases, such as a person traveling to Central and South America, and returning to the Untied States.
The 14 locally-transmitted cases of the Zika virus have been reported near Miami, and in the Florida area.
New York City is currently working to prevent mosquitos from populating in heavy traffic areas. The New York Times mentioned that the city plans to increase spending to prevent the spread of the virus in the upcoming years.
The New York Times also noted: ‘at the current rate, Zika is on course to infect more than 90 million people around the world in the first wave of the epidemic, according to a study published last month in the journal Nature.’
This virus has built a buzz this past few summers, and continues to come back even stronger, with no current medication available to treat the disease.
There has been a lot of press on the spreading of the virus. This article goes over where the virus is located, and what people can do to prevent catching the Zika virus.
The mosquitoes that spread Zika usually do not live at elevations above 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) because of environmental conditions. – CDC
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention noted that mosquitos bite more often during the daytime. They also show that the majority of the locally-transmitted reported cases took place in countries within Central and South America. Countries that are over 6,500 feet from the sea level have seen less cases, but for more low lying land under 6,500 feet, it continues to be a major issue.
If you have loved ones visiting those areas it is wise to have them cover up during the day, and avoid areas of still water near forests. Make sure to use protection, and check with the location that you are traveling to see the current reported cases of the Zika virus in that area.