September 4, 2016 The Zika virus was first found in Uganda in 1947. Zika was then found in Africa and Asia. It has also been recently found in two areas of Miami, Florida. Zika has also been reported in three U.S. territories.
The virus was first found in a rhesus monkey in 1947. Zika was then found in a mosquito in 1948. There was very few cases of the virus reported by humans; in 2007 was when the breakouts of Zika started to occur.
The Zika virus was transmitted to Americans. The spreading of Zika could have come from an international canoeing event. This event was held in Rio de Janeiro. It also could have come from Chile; as it was found in a human who had traveled from Easter Island. My opinion on the Zika Virus is that it is a terrible virus. I think it is nasty what it does to a person's body. If I was in a place where I knew Zika has been spread I wouldn’t be there. I think that people overlook what it does to you.
Causes September 11, 2016 The Zika Virus is caused by an infection through the Zika Virus. The way people get it is through a bite that the mosquito gives to people. This Virus is a worldwide threat to people that they my want to look into more. The Zika Virus was found first in Zika Valley in about 1947. But since that it has spread going south it has came across the Pacific Ocean into North and South America.
When a mosquito bites a person infected the mosquito gets it. Then when the mosquito bites a person who is not infected then it infects them once it bites them. There are other ways that the Zika Virus is spread through also. When a mom and dad have a sexual interaction with each other it is spread through that. If one of them isn’t infected and the other one is. The person that has it will give it to the other person.
Risks If anyone is traveling out of the U.S. or in certain locations in the U.S. Where Zika was reported you have a very high risk of being infected. You can get stung by a mosquito with Zika at anytime in the day. The mosquitos with Zika don’t go above elements of 2,000 metres which means your risk at a higher element is less than those at a lower element. If a woman is pregnant try to avoid those places as best as possibly because it could cause the baby to have future health problems.
Opinion If I had a choice in what to do and where I went it would be where Zika hasn’t been reported. Because I don’t want to have the chance at having my baby have health problems. Because of this virus it would be hard for me to even think about going across the ocean to a higher possibility of it to infect me. It would be hard for me to see my baby go through it when there is no cure for the Zika Virus yet. If I could give anyone advice would be to watch the area they would be in.
Overview September 18, 2016 The Zika Virus has mostly been detected in tropical and subtropical areas. Most people when they get infected or are infected have no sign or any symptoms that they have it. Some people do actually have signs though with a mild rash, fever, and also muscle pain. Some other signs are headache, red eyes, and feel uncomfortable at some moments in time. If someone is infected there is no cure for it yet so they have to live with it but it will be hard to live with.
Pregnant women who have been infected with the virus will give it to their baby. Most of the cases of Zika virus in pregnant moms have came out in miscarriages. Also it can possibly cause microcephaly. Also it can cause a potentially fatal brain loss condition. The Zika virus can also cause more conditions like one called Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Diagnosis When someone would go to the hospital to get answers about what they are feeling they will ask where they have been and what they were doing first to see what the doctors are dealing with. They want to have the person that is thinking they have something wrong to go into very deep detail about international trips so they way the doctors can figure out what they did on their trip out of country. The doctors also want to know what them and their sexual partner did while they were there and if they were with anyone they knew. They also want to know what contact they had with mosquitos while they were there.
Opinion If a woman is pregnant and afraid of what could happen to them and their baby move to a place that there has been no report of the Zika virus. If anyone that has went out of the country that may have been in an area where Zika virus was detected it is okay to go around them but just be aware that they possibly have it. It would be in best interest to not go where it was or is spreading. Because of all the things that could happen to whoever goes near where it has been. If I could advise something I would kill the areas of where the mosquitos with Zika virus have been found and kill them and let the other non infected mosquitoes live and produce more and spread around so that way we still have them around to do their thing.
Treatment September 24, 2016 There is no for sure treatment for the Zika virus. The treatments they are looking for are the symptoms. Like one of the things they think it will treat it is rest. Another one they have would be fluids and medications. Some of the medications are tylenol and advil.
Clinical Trials Mayo Clinic likes to do research and also to help their patients stay healthy. Clinical Trials and research with studies are from people that volunteer to study them. All of these steps help the doctor know the diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic has many of the Clinical Trials with the Zika virus. They are trying many new things to try to get closer to a treatment for the virus. Preparing for your appointment Will likely go to your private doctor or hospital and or care provider. The doctor that is normally the one that helps you might refer you to a specialist on diseases. The reasoning behind that is sometimes the appointments are very brief and there is a quite a bit of information to cover. It is a very wise idea to know everything about what you think is going on with yourself. They want you to write down the symptoms you’ve experienced.
Opinion If I was the one that was going into to area where is was. I would ask what it all could do to me before I went there. But I know what it does to a person so now I won’t go to where it was and or is. I would stay in an area where Zika hasn’t been found cause it would suck if it happened. I would just try to stay away for anything that's been around it.
Self-management for Zika October 1, 2016 There is no vaccine for the Zika virus. Pregnant women should avoid travels to areas it has been found. If wanting to try to get pregnant contact the doctor about the areas it has been detected. If a male companion wants to have sex don’t do it while the woman is pregnant. Because he could harm the baby with the Zika virus.
If living or traveling in tropical areas these rules apply. Stay in air conditioned or well screened houses reason for this is the mosquitos could get inside and infect the person inside of the house. Need to wear protective clothing reason being less area to sting a person with more clothes on. Use mosquito repellent reason being it will keep the mosquitos away as long as it is working need to reapply every so often. The repellant does come off after so long so it really really needs to be reapplied.
If there is an open wound on skin it needs to be covered up. The reason being is that the virus can be transmitted through the blood. It is a very serious issue that needs to be prevented in every way possible. There are certain procedures that should be followed when going to a place where Zika was detected as stated earlier in the information. The easiest way to avoid all of these things is to not go where the Zika virus has been or is.
My Opinion This is a terrible virus and it needs to be stopped. It causes very bad things to pregnant woman. It can hurt the baby in a pregnant woman by making the baby's head smaller. It is very dangerous and needs to be avoided by people and everything. If someone is going to a place where it has or might be infected with the virus need to follow the things stated in the paragraphs above.
Areas in the U.S with Zika virus detected October 9, 2016 Alabama has 27 cases where the person went to the place where it was and got it, there are zero with local cases. Arizona has 30 with a person going out of the state to where the Zika virus was detected, zero with local case of Zika. California has 277 cases where the person went to the place the Zika virus was, and zero with local area. Florida has 707 cases where the people went out of state or country and got the Zika virus, it has 105 local area cases in Florida. New York has 837 cases of people going out of state and getting the Zika virus, with zero local area cases.
Potential Range in the U.S. The lower states are the ones that have the most potential. The reason being is they are all closer to the ocean and have more stuff coming across the ocean. Also the people around there are more likely to go explore a different country which could have the Zika virus around. It is very risky to go out and possibly end up with the Zika virus because it is very hard. This is especially for pregnant woman because it can affect the baby and the mom.
Olympics and Zika People thought it was going to be called the Zika games instead of the Olympic games. With all of the people going to be there and most of them being foreigners so they needed to do something about that problem. But some people think that they went and killed the mosquitoes that were there. But they say that they didn’t whip out the mosquitos they said that they gave everyone bug spray so that way it would decrease the chances for people getting the virus. They said that they took extra precautions to make sure that the people would have a less of a chance to get the virus.
Opinion I think that this is a terrible virus and something needs to be done about it. It just keeps on getting worse and that isn’t a good thing. They need to search harder into the data they have I believe and see what more they could do. Like maybe come up with a vaccine to cure it. I believe that they are doing all they can though right now just need to got back and look more in depth with the data.
Zika in the Olympics October 16, 2016 The Olympics in Brazil had no proven cases of the Zika virus. People say that they are super thankful for that. The International Health Agency was out there after the games to see if it was still a public health emergency. The scientists have known about this virus since 1940 and still haven’t found a vaccine. The symptoms in adults in not very severe but is very dangerous for pregnant moms and can cause terrible health defects.
Why the Olympics won’t spread Zika They said before the games started that the Olympic games won’t have a high risk to spread the Zika virus. That was stated in the report of the International Health Agency gave to the people so that way they were assuring the people that it was safe to come and watch the Olympic games. They said that they didn’t want the athletes to be afraid of their risk of getting the virus because it was a very low chance of it infecting the athletes or anyone. The scientists were definitely aware of the causes it has on pregnant moms and what it could cause. The virus can be spread through sex and through blood also through mosquitos.
Zika and Pregnant Woman in Puerto Rico The virus is spreading rapidly through Puerto Rico. So bad the they are telling pregnant moms to get out of the area. One in four people will be infected and is getting worse. Since Zika has got so many birth defects they are wanting to get the pregnant woman out because of that reason. If wanting to get pregnant then it is needed that the people check out what can happen.
Opinion I think that for all the pregnant moms in Puerto Rico need to get out of there. So that they don’t have to see their baby suffer through all of the things that can happen. They have to look into it if they are wanting to become pregnant. Also need to check if it is in the area where they live. They have to find a place where it either hasn’t been detected or a place that has a low risk of affecting anyone.
Woman living in Miami October 23, 2016 The woman’s name is Sloane Borr she is taking very big precaution but a wise one at that. She is wearing a hazmat suit and a beekeeper’s hat also gloves and boots. She wears that whenever she goes outside and goes to her garden. There is a lipstick mark on her beekeeper hat where her husband kissed her while she was pregnant. This is so because she wants to keep her and her baby safe.
Continuation They live in Miami Florida where this virus continues to spread. All the woman down there are taking extra precautions to deal with this. She is making sure that her child to have physical and severe mental problems. They live on a river road. The U.S. Centers of Disease and Virus control are telling every woman that was in the area to come and get tested to see if they have the virus.
Continuation Since Thursday there have been 111 pregnant woman throughout Florida have been infected with the virus. There was also a new pregnancy case brought to attention by the states health officials. She tries to stay positive about the situation but she finds it hard. The reason being she has to worry about getting the Zika virus every day of her life. But she is still Zika free and the baby is doing great.
Opinion She is doing great by protecting herself. She will be a great mom I can tell already because she is trying to keep her baby safe. She may however be taking it to a little bit to extreme. But I’m not saying that she is because she’s keeping her and also her baby safe. I like how the state itself is taking precautions to keep people safe.
October 30, 2016 Recent outbreaks in Florida. There have been a dozen new cases for the state of Florida. Out of those dozen seven of those have been pregnant woman. This is happening in Tallahassee Florida mostly. But these have happened with them traveling out of state.
With these outbreaks that brings the total of infections in pregnant woman to 122. This is only for the state of Florida. Babies can have very terrible diseases that happen. One of those is Microcephaly. Microcephaly is when a baby is born with an abnormally small head.
In Florida alone there has been 1,093 outbreaks of Zika. They have warning zones out. But only for certain areas and those areas are Miami Beach and in the Little River neighborhood. There were 14 more accounts of the Zika through travel to different places. This is happening in the Wynwood Zone.
This shouldn’t be happening and it keeps getting worse. What they need to do is kill the mosquitos off and then bring in new ones so that way they are still there and then find a cure to cure the Zika virus already inside people. Then after they do that we can go back to normal. Also live in no fear of the Zika virus. But we need to do this before anyone gets infected.
November 10th, 2016 In 2015 the Pan American Health Organization issued the first conflict of the Zika virus. This happened in Brazil. Since they issued this there has been outbreaks in other countries and territories. The names of these countries and territories are Central and South America, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Those countries and territories have been experiencing ongoing outbreaks since they have issued the territories and countries. NIAID is working this it’s partners to better understand the Zika virus and what goes on. They want to know the ways to combat the virus so they can try to prevent it from happening. They are accelerating to the national health and disease department to better understand what it does. So that way they can quickly assess the person and tell them if they are infected or not. Also hoping to find a treatment for the ones that are. Earlier this month they had three separate formulas for curing this virus in monkeys. They did this with 16 individuals with all three different vaccines that offered protection against it a month later. They are not overstating this but they are hoping for lifelong results. They ideally have protection induced in a single shot or a double shot vaccine and hope that this will last for years. They are really stressing that it might not work. I think this is great if they at least tried or have a cure. It was cool seeing the different things about it. It is terrifying to see how many places have cases of the Zika virus. I think that I learned a lot about what this virus is and what it does. This virus does very bad things and I sure hope that these vaccines work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcHWXWgnJiU