Third Zika baby born in U.S. – How You Can Stop It
“A baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly remained hospitalized in northern New Jersey on Wednesday with the first such birth defect case in the Northeast and the third in the nation, officials at Hackensack University Medical Center confirmed.”
“NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Health officials said 279 pregnant women in the United States and U.S. territories have tested positive for Zika infection, prompting a new call from President Barack Obama for more funding to fight the outbreak spreading through the Americas.” [emphasis mine]
Folks, it’s time to get serious and proactive about combating the Zika virus. Don’t wait to be a victim, and if nothing else, you may help slow the spread; giving time for the experts to come up with vaccines or cures.
- 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
Folks, Zika is not going away and is in fact getting worse. This is on top of all the other pest borne diseases we fact. But there are some easy things you can do to help protect you and your family. Time for action!
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