282 Cases Of Zika In Florida – Can You Stop It?
McClatchy News is reporting 282 cases of Zika in Florida. And that’s just one state! This is getting real serious.
“Florida, he said, reported 13 new infections Monday. With those, the state had a total 282 known cases – 129 of them in South Florida – more than any other state except New York.
Both states have about 1 million Puerto Rican residents, many of whom travel frequently to the commonwealth or host visitors from there.
Zika, carried mainly by the Aedes mosquito species but also transmitted sexually among humans, has ravaged Puerto Rico, where almost 2,500 people have been infected.”
It’s getting worse and the number of ways is increasing. It’s now known that Zika is spread far more easily by sex than at first thought.
Survival Life has a new article on the latest developments in the spread of the Zika virus.
“According to the Zika situation report from the World Health Organization, dated April 7, 2016, the Zika virus transmission is confirmed in 62 countries and territories from January 1, 2007 to April 6, 2016. Previously thought of as only a mosquito-borne illness, sexual transmission of Zika is now confirmed in six countries: Argentina, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand and the U.S.”
It’s way past time to take action. So what can you do to help, if not stop, at least slow the spread and maybe give medical experts time to develop better tools to fight it. Here’s my earlier post on Prepping for Pests. There’s links to several articles on all the plants you can plant to ward off mosquitoes.
- Get rid of any standing water sources around your house. Old tires, empty bottles, watering cans, etc.
- Make sure your window screens don’t have holes in them.
- Wear clothing to cover exposed skin if you go into mosquito areas in your garden
- Wear insect repellent if needed
So you see, there is quite a lot you can do to protect you, your family and help stop the spread of Zika.
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