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Feds spend millions as Zika virus threat is underestimated in US

(Image Source:pregnant photo by DeWayne Rogers RSZ/CDC.Gov)

(Photo credits: Pregnant woman photo by DeWayne Rogers; RSZ/CDC.Gov)

As the promise of a wet and hot summer emerges across the United States there is a growing concern about the Zika virus. Officials at the CDC are warning that the spread of the virus and its related health issues are greater than people think. The Zika virus is prevalent in many Latin American countries, especially Brazil, where it has been linked to serious birth defects. These defects include an unusually small head (known as microencephalopathy), neurological issues, eye problems and developmental delays. Now scientists are exploring the possibility that the Zika virus infection can also lead to brain inflammation, nerve damage and paralysis.

The virus is spread by the mosquito and can be passed from an expectant mother to her unborn baby. Medical researchers have also determined that the virus can be spread through the semen of an infected male carrier. There have been confirmed cases of Zika in California, the southern portion of the U.S. and Connecticut, with Georgia listing 11 confirmed cases.

“Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at a White House briefing.

As cases of Zika infection are also spreading in other countries, governments are scrambling to confront the virus. Here in the United States, President Obama is pushing for an additional $1.9 billion to combat the disease internationally but the request has stalled in the Republican-controlled Congress. The administration has announced it is shifting $589 million in funds left over from the Ebola crisis to combat Zika. However, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health has stated that this is “not enough to get the job done. It’s just a temporary stop gap.”

The NIH is tasked with developing an effective vaccine for Zika which it plans to unveil by the fall of this year.



2 Comments

  1. cupcake333 on April 13, 2016 at 9:51 am

    READ!!!!!!!!!1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please!!! does any of us stupid americans realize that this disease is a set up just like ebolia was?
    there is no such virus its ebolia with a new name, if you notice they dont specify where it come from?? just like ebolia was planted over seas know it would come here zika is man made its a way to scare you into taking shots and medication that will wipe you out eventually you are stupid if you think the goverment dont want you out of here , also they are controling minority population expecially black , as they get your more knowlegeable the more your mind get scared you runn to your nearest dr office and get medication or treatment which will cause other illnesses that 20 years from now your ether to old to care about it because your not associating those shots 2o years back with the reason your , broke down with cancer , diabetes and god knows what … waiting to die while they haVE COME UP WITH A NEW VIRUS WHICH ALL ARE THE SAME .. HIV was planted on us to control gays and WIPE OUT THE BLACK POPULATION .. THEY DIDNT CARE IF YOUR MAJIC JOHNSON OR JOE BLOW .. the idea are to scare you into these drugs that keep the pharmacutical companys busy.. you ever hear a friend or family member say , if i dont take my meds i will be dead? its not true ,if they drop those meds they will live another 20 year but healthy every drug on the market including vitamin are tainted with chemicals .. look at the talcum powder scare ? millions of parents have put talcum powder on their kids . so about 20 years from now when that kid is 22 he will have had enough chemicals to kill a elephant but he want die exactly til he is 49 or up .. that is why nurssing homes are so full and funeral homes thrieve more than they did 70 years ago ,,, we are robots to the pharmacuticle companys . asprin , cold medication , even face creams noxema , bath soaps got BTA .in it look up that enicial and see what you find … sodas and snack foods are the biggest killter ,, for children its milk and cereal .. a kid who drink milk til hes 20 will have all types of bowl issues , gas pain ,,back pain, by the time he is 50 he is on 5 different medicines for 4 illness .. this is due to zika , ebolia , and other planted viruses .. you eat fast food? your dead by 49 … look at all these celebrities dropping dead natalie cole ,etc .. she didnt die of old age .. she died of an ilness associated with all that medication she was taking for her drug rehab treatments and her bi polar illness , and her lupus .. they are killng us slowly we have organic food to save us , plus minerals you can take but even that aint safe cause its regulated by the FDA .the same folks who locked up kevin treadeau for outting the goverment .. for posioning us they gave that man 40 years for exposing the truth .. your cell phone is set up to cause cancer,of the brain .. expecially the older phones that use to be hot when you place them to the ear? steve jobs changed that when they started making safer phones
    not made out of heave radiation …. steve jobs was killed cancer planted on him to silence him .. yes they can plant cancer on you if you talk to much .or try to change things . the pharmacutical company is attach to the economy one of the billion dollar industys in america next the prisons . .raking in million by placing black men in prison for labor .. if you notice not to many prisoner get cancer>? or diabetes? your freee labor so they dont plant chemicals in prison food . .so anyone in prison is safe … while your in prison half your family is dead by he time you get out ..
    its all a cleaverly crafted plan to kill contriol population . . look at all the CHILDREN HOSPITAL BUILT IN CALIFORIA ALONE THERE ARE 300 CHILDREN HOSPITALS IN NEW YORK MORE .. IF YOUR GREW UP IN THE 5os 6os or 70s you know there were no children hospitals no child cancer,, they started controlling the population through putting drugs like crack over here too ..reagan did that .. then his wife said SAY NO TO DRUGS JOKE….. politiacians can not be trusted you can forget trusting them … he know all about the epidemic o death and why people are dieing at an alarming rate little babies on tubes hardly breathing … premature births due to chemicals in the food mothers eat . my mother had a garden when i grew up and we had cow milk from our own cows .. the goverment threat farmers and made them mass produce that is why the vegatables fruits are poison . you can get a prettty apple but i promise you your eating ,,pesticide in every bite ,,,, you can eat those cookies or cake but .unless its organic 100 percent you can forget it . by the time your 30s you will started melting down to nothing .. birth control pill cause premature birth ,, fibroid tumors and hormon changes in women ,, hair on face heavy voice and god knows what .. men at 3o are haveing penis erectile issues . stay erect about 10 minute enough to produce a child. . no wonder people so miserable and angry at the baby momas its all a trick to make you comply ,, child support is set up to fill the prisons they know black men are not gonna , abide by the law , they blacks are more likely to abandon their off spring they also know black men are the least likely to take medication for ailment leaVING THEM SCRABBLE TO find ways to control the polutaton by elimenating blacks . if you notice , only people with insurance will go to a doctor most people with good insurance got it from their jjob .. obama are steps n and boom . your forced to comply with regulations of getting insurance or be fined .. what if you dont believei in insurance ? or going to a doctor for alilments ? if you go to a dr and he puts you on depression meds ask he how long do you need to be on them? he will tell you [email protected]!! thats proof its all a set up . . the BIGGEST LIE THAT YOU SEE EVERDAY ..WHEN YOU SEE A MACDONALD COMMERCIAL ITS AL A LIE . LOOK how they fool you with the photos of a pretty nice size burger with goldend fries or a golden color fried chicken .. it is fake you get a mushy soggy burger and pop eyes chicken is the only one that look close to the tv commericial ..
    its all deadly .. so enjoy your lunch .. KNOW WHAT TO EAT .. ORGANICS OR NOTHING . CUT OUT RED MEAT AND FISH RAISED ON FARMS AND CHICKEN THAT DOES NOT SAY ORGANIC ON … IM LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE NOW DUE TO I DROP THE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MED AND EAT DARK CHOCOLATE TO REPLACE IT .. i stop eating all that junk snacks and opt for organic fruits .. go to a whole food grocery store to get the frest non toxic fruits ,, and eat right .. obesity is not always caused by how much you eat .its what you consum during your work day and when you get home .. if your eating fast food more than 4 times a week your violating your body badely and need to put the brakes on before its too late … once you get one of the illeness i mentioned your gone you will nver get better , you will have gastric issues , eye sight failing and rotteing teeth , bad body oder and a lot of women . have miscarriages and still births due to fast foods peirod .. no acceptions .. . ORGANIC FOODS HAVE SAVED LIVE … GO FIND KEVIN TRUDEAU BOOK CALLED . .. .WHAT THEY DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW:::: I READ IT AND IT CHANGED ME .. i feel like i look better and feel amazing no doctor no over the counter bull …do not take any medication for a cold drink lemon juice honey and ginger and call it quits

    YALL BE SAFE AND DONT BE A FOOL

  2. cupcake333 on April 13, 2016 at 9:55 am

    BTW . WHAT HAPPEN TO EBOLIA .. after all them law suite filed . .for the goverment allowing those people over here and there being no test given to foreigners coming here ,they had to stop the lie rather than spend million testing hundred of nigerians and kenyans and ethiopians who come to america everday… it would cost the country trillions to test each of them .. so the scare went bad when they realize americans were more angry that someone could enter this country with ebola so that doctors could claim they healed them , to this day hospitals that had the ebolia patients strugglin to stay open .. they know they cant do a scare like that but they will anyway …, which was a lie .. zilka is ebolia big time no mosquito traveled from over seas to here … and how would a msquito contract a diseas like that , it had to come from somewhere???? they need to stop the lieing its beginning to look REAL SUSPECT .. YOU CANT EVEN GET GOVERMENT TO STEP IN ON police shoots yet they can worry us with zika?