WTF New for 2016-the ZIKA Virus!

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    Mutations galore! Stay away from South America if pregnant! Good luck with those Olympics, Brazil!!
    1. What is the Zika virus?
      A tropical infection new to the Western Hemisphere.
      The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile virus. Although it was discovered in the Zika forest in Uganda in 1947 and is common in Africa and Asia, it did not begin spreading widely in the Western Hemisphere until last May, when an outbreak occurred in Brazil.

      Until now, almost no one on this side of the world had been infected. Few of us have immune defenses against the virus, so it is spreading rapidly. Millions of people in tropical regions of the Americas may have had it
    2. How is the virus spread?
      Mosquitoes, but not every species.
      Zika is spread by mosquitoes of the Aedes species, which can breed in a pool of water as small as a bottle cap and usually bite during the day. The aggressive yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, has spread most Zika cases, but that mosquito is common in the United States only in Florida, along the Gulf Coast, and in Hawaii – although it has been found as far north as Washington in hot weather.

      The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is also known to transmit the virus, but it is not clear how efficiently. That mosquito ranges as far north as New York and Chicago in summer.

      Although the virus is normally spread by mosquitoes, there has been one report of possible spread through blood transfusion and one of possible spread through sex.
     
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    Thanks, africa. You're just the gift that keeps giving!
     
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    Howard has his whole new crop of whackpackers.
     
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    I thought it just caused homosexuality



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    Was recently in Mexico.
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    I hate those little fuckers (mosquitos). I can't even take the trash out in the summer without bug spray. For some reason, I attract the bastards. West Nile is always a problem around here.
     
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    I have a runny nose. Hope I don't die.
     
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    One of my clients had West Nile, he nearly died
     
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    Zika virus cases confirmed in Canada - all from travellers. ‪#‎health‬

    Three cases of Zika virus confirmed in Canada
    Alberta Health says there is no risk of the virus spreading because the mosquitoes that transmit Zika don't live in Canada and human-to-human...

    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/c...-smaller-head-in-newborns-confirmed-in-Canada


    A case of the foreign mosquito-spreading Zika virus — thought to cause smaller heads in newborn babies — is now confirmed in Alberta.

    The virus causes flu-like symptoms but carries an additional risk to pregnant women as a Brazilian investigation launched in Nov. 2015 initially found an “average twenty-fold increase in the incidence of microcephaly (abnormally small head) among newborns” born in areas where Zika virus has been found.

    The investigation is ongoing to determine if Zika virus is indeed linked to microcephaly.

    Zika virus, transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, causes mild fever and rash with symptoms lasting for a few days. While the disease is typically mild, there is no cure and treatment.

    Alberta Health confirmed a new case in January 2016, the province’s second following a 2013 case involving a patient with a “history of travel to Thailand.”

    “Both cases were acquired by travel and do not post any risk to public health in Alberta,” reads a notice from Alberta Health.

    “There is no risk to Albertans who are in the province. The mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus do not live in Canada due to the climate. Human to human transmission of Zika virus is rare.”

    Two cases of Zika virus have also been reported in B.C., said the B.C. Centre for Disease control, bringing the total number of Canadian cases to three.

    Widespread outbreaks were reported in Brazil and Colombia in 2015 with cases also discovered in Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico,
    Paraguay, Suriname, and Venezuela. The virus was fist discovered in humans in 1954.
     
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    Another thing Beth doesn't have to worry about.
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    thanks keep bringing them over.
     
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    Apologies for being insensitive, but are you a bigger person? Mosquitoes (only females since males don't bite) are attracted to things like CO2 and bigger people produce more of it.