Zika

Derfish

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There is a dengue serology test. If in doubt, ask the doctor for that test be prescribed to you / your loved one. And as far as we know, Chiqui and Ziki will not kill you ... so if dengue is excluded, there should be less worries (though so far there is no knowledge of possible long-term effects of having contracted and recovered from Chiqui or Ziki).

Assuming your baby's head came out normal!
Der Fish
 

melphis

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There was a post a while ago about abortion. As I said in that post at least 50% of the population has to back off. Unless you can get pregnant your opinion isn't worth squat.
Secondly unless you want to be financially responsible for every abortion not performed be quiet and go home.
Thirdly if a woman chooses an abortion, its between her and her God, not some loud mouth politcian that has nothing to do with it.
 

Hillbilly

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There are several issues involved:
1) The efficient detection of the Zika virus in pregnant women, only detectable for a short period.
2) The positive relation between Zika and microcephalia, something not yet 100% established although suspected.
3) And all of the public and religious policies.

Many women do not even know that they have had the virus, and others are outside of the normal health system when they
learn that they are pregnant. It is a major issue right now, and there are not shortcuts to any solution.
It will take at least 6 months to produce a vaccine--if one works.
They do not have a widely available technology for detecting the virus, especially in the most vulnerable areas it occurs.

Save arguments. Not worth the angst.

Over 4000 cases in Brazil...with microcephalia up about 10 times normal in some areas...

Not a happy picture.

HB
 

bronzeallspice

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First case of Zika sexually transmitted in Texas:


The first case of locally acquired Zika in the continental United States has occurred through sexual transmission in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

The case, announced by Dallas County health officials, involved a patient who had sex with someone who had recently returned from Venezuela infected with the mosquito-borne virus.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/02/health/zika-virus-sexual-contact-texas/
 

greydread

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...red-through-sexual-transmission-officials-say

So other than the usual symptoms of the run of the mill virus (fever, congestion, digestive tract disruption, etc.) and having little head babies what's the big deal? The NPR article says that the anonymous Zika-as-an-STD-victim caught Zika from having sex with a sick person. Who the hell has sex with sick People? All it takes is one sneeze to stop romance dead in its tracks in most cases where well adjusted individuals are involved. There's seems to be a "GTFOOHWTBS" component to this story.
 

mountainannie

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-zika-idUSKCN0VB145

oh puleeze

Reuters says " After this case, the CDC advised men to consider using condoms after traveling to areas with the Zika virus. Pregnant women should avoid contact with semen from men exposed to the virus."

as in.. perhaps./. maybe .... you might just infect your wife if you come back from your "business trip" to Brazil? Something along those lines? How ya gonna explain that one,George.

They are already working on the vaccine and will probably have one pretty quickly....
 

mountainannie

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elizabetheames.blogspot.com
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...red-through-sexual-transmission-officials-say

So other than the usual symptoms of the run of the mill virus (fever, congestion, digestive tract disruption, etc.) and having little head babies what's the big deal? The NPR article says that the anonymous Zika-as-an-STD-victim caught Zika from having sex with a sick person. Who the hell has sex with sick People? All it takes is one sneeze to stop romance dead in its tracks in most cases where well adjusted individuals are involved. There's seems to be a "GTFOOHWTBS" component to this story.

I think the babies ARE the issue. The developing world - as in Africa, Asia, Latin America - can ill afford to have the burden of thousands of brain impaired children born.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/49b2...ica-virus-women-ponder-abortion-childlessness
 
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Looks like the D.R. (at least in the East) is taking this seriously...tonight mosquito fogging vehicles cruising up and down the streets of el Cortecito, Los Corales, Bavaro, making multiple passes up and down the streets. In the past, it has been up to the individual residencies to be responsible for fogging...hope this has a beneficial effect.
 

greydread

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I think the babies ARE the issue. The developing world - as in Africa, Asia, Latin America - can ill afford to have the burden of thousands of brain impaired children born.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/49b2...ica-virus-women-ponder-abortion-childlessness

I wasn't referring to the panic there but to the panic in the US, Canada and Europe with anyone travelling outside of those being on virtual quarantine for 21 days. I think it's a bit excessive. How do you think that they get someone on a blood donation quarantine? They are screened by an environmental health unit and their information placed into an "observation" database. This also includes visits to the Dominican Republic and can't be good for the tourism industry going into Spring Break.

The economic damage done to the developing world may be worse than the environmental damage caused by mosquitoes, sex and blood transfusions, combined.
 

greydread

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dv8

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Looks like the D.R. (at least in the East) is taking this seriously...tonight mosquito fogging vehicles cruising up and down the streets of el Cortecito, Los Corales, Bavaro, making multiple passes up and down the streets. In the past, it has been up to the individual residencies to be responsible for fogging...hope this has a beneficial effect.

this is actually pretty much useless. they'd have to do it every week on so, for months. the effect does not last for a long time and the "fog" does not reach far either.

hotels manage to reduce mosquitoes with frequent fumigation and keeping the areas very clean, including insides of the rooms. that is: no trash, no water leaks, all pools chlorinated to near death. in barrios and residential areas 90% of the contamination is entirely in the hands of individual owners. what they have inside their gardens and houses, how they manage their rubbish and so on.