Tag Archives: Zika Virus

Zika Virus Headed Your Way: 3 Important Facts

According to the World Health Organization the dangerous Zika Virus is heading to all countries in the Americas except for some cold regions like Canada. The virus is carried by the Aedes mosquito and is responsible for birth defects in newborn children. The virus could spread fast in the warm areas of the United States. 1. What […]

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The Zika Virus has Been Confirmed in Hillsborough County

Last month, Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong, reported that 84 Floridians have been infected by the Zika virus since the outbreak attracted global attention this past fall. According to the CDC website, the total number of cases in Florida as of today, 6/15/16, is 132. This illness is caused by […]

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The Aedes Mosquito and the Zika Virus

In the ongoing battle against the Zika Virus, the World Health Organization has admitted in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper, it still is not sure exactly the species of mosquito that is spreading the virus.  This news came as a shock in the country with the latest outbreak: Brazil. The Aedes mosquito was first targeted as […]

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3 Facts You should know about the Zika Virus

As if the risk of contracting encephalitis or West Nile Virus isn’t enough, now, a single mosquito bite could give you the newest scary disease – the Zika Virus. This virus, originally discovered in tropical areas of the world such as Africa and the Pacific Islands, has found its way into the United States. It is transmitted […]

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