Spread Now Includes Local Mosquitos
Florida is confirming that 4 individuals have been infected by the Zika virus, but in a very different and alarming way...
Zika has been known to be in the states for sometime now, but from related trips outside of the US and through transmission there after. In fact over 300 people are confirmed to have Zika here in the states, and it has shown to affect some American pregnancies.
This new finding now shows that mosquitos in Florida can further spread the condition throughout the state, and then who knows where it would stop. It shows that Florida Mosquitos are carrying the virus. From there, it could quickly become many other Mosquitos in surrounding counties (and even states) carrying it as well.
The finding, for now, comes from a small Miami-Dade County town. More specifically just North of Miami. America must wake up though to what this can mean soon to come. This virus is here to stay. and it is mainly transmitted by a host that is hard to get rid of and contain.
Officials are now going door to door to get urine samples from residents in case many more are infected. The collection is being done primarily because 80 percent of those infected show no real symptoms.
Domestically, this will be an important story to follow. It is really amazing that it has not shared that much air-time...even given the current election process.
We have had plenty of things to fear in the past like the Swine flu, Bird Flu, and Ebola at a point also. This may be more devastating considering the risk to babies the disease entails. Most alarming would be the way it could be spread by mosquitos. A variable that far outweighs say swine or birds in the example above.
One can only imagine how feverishly a cure is trying to be developed to prevent more Zika related birth tragedies here and abroad. Americans need to begin to take a close look at this issue though now that American mosquitos are flying around carrying this harmful virus.