BEWARE: Zika Virus Outbreak

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The Zika virus has been reported with outbreaks in Brazil & Puerto Rico as it causes horrific microcephaly symptoms in your baby. It’s an infection spread by the Aedes mosquito. Learn more about how to stop this epidemic.

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As the virus spreads through countries in South America, health officials are growing increasingly worried about its rapid growth. They say that the U.S. could be hit hard as 24 countries worldwide are seeing it spread at an extremely alarming rate. It’s the Zika virus, and there is no cure.

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Zika is a mosquito-borne virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. It was first discovered in 1947 by researchers in Uganda that were studying yellow fever. During the study, they noticed one particular monkey was suffering from a different type of fever and by 1952, they determined it was the Zika virus. The group also discovered that the virus was transmitted by mosquitos via the blood. It wasn’t until 2007, however, that any major outbreaks occurred. But even then, while there were about 49 cases on the island of Yap, no one was killed or even hospitalized.

Major outbreaks began occurring in Brazil in 2015. Soon after, the virus started spreading all over South and Central American countries such as Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Haiti, Barbados, the Virgin Islands, Honduras, and Mexico. The virus has recently made its way to the United States as well, but only by travelers coming from the aforementioned places.

With the outbreak came the spread of the Zika fever, which is similar to the yellow fever, West Nile Viruses, and dengue fever. It causes rashes and fevers along with other symptoms including pinkeye and arthritis. These symptoms do not last very long, usually a week or less. However, health officials have recently discovered a possible connection between the fever and microcephaly; a dangerous neurodevelopmental disorder in babies resulting in a small, undeveloped brain that leads to seizures, motor function disturbances, and severe physiological effects throughout the body.

In the past two months alone, Brazil has seen nearly 5,000 babies born with Zika-induced microcephaly, 51 of which have died. There is currently no vaccine available to treat the Zika virus, so health officials recommend not traveling to countries where outbreaks have occurred. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that people delay pregnancies for the next two years while experts attempt to create a vaccine.

Additionally, health officials have been spraying pesticides to try to control the mosquito populations. They’ve also enlisted the help of the public by asking them to liminate all standing water that attracts mosquitoes, particularly in buckets and flower pots.


Theatres Des Rose says:

(Genuine question) So you don't really have to worry about this unless you're pregnant since the other symptoms only last a week or less right?

Jack Daniels says:

wtf bitch I was watching this at night

Elizabeth Arana says:

Do leaches!

Anthony Cardenas says:

just a manmade virus to control the population

Andrew Steinke says:

we gonna die this is the end

JackSkiller3 says:


Anthony Cole says:

do worms

Carson Balls says:

The only solution Republicans are proposing is to end Planned Parenthood. It's almost as though Republicans hate women and are waging a War on Women. Morons.

Living Chicken says:

Fuck nature! I'm moving to Mars. Anyone coming?

2haveFREEDOMpriceles says:

There is a cure- just not from conventional antibiotics. Use oregano oil, colloidal silver and thieves oil. Viruses have no immunity to those natural antibiotics yet. The GM mosquito virus is immune to tetracycline. PS: Bill Gates funded these GM mosquitos and Brazil released them upon their population.

Hellenic Cowboy says:

that music though

luis the ghost ghost face says:

now i know why some people dont like Mexicans.
(no offense to anyone)

Victoire Bright says:

There is no cure because your body can fight it off

Nick243120 says:

……..Drugs that will Kill You……

Sean O'Neal says:

Do snake head

Antonio Silaj says:

lel I mean what could go wrong with human made mosqito apsolutly nothing. So can some1 give me ride to Mars not like I am runing away ahahahahaahahahahaah plz take me with u.

Horace Renardeau says:

The mosquitoes who carry the disease inhabit South America, not North America. This "outbreak" is nothing but the media trying to grab ratings.

Sorry I'm Noob says:

Doctors etc. , says "It's global" maybe they're right

Donny Deniro says:

do a video on the deep weeb.

V. Project says:


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Sebas louis-marie says:

Do quicksand please!!

deven m says:

Jesus wants us all dead.

aaron reid says:

80s mosquito, discovered in 1947 WTF

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