Zika virus vaccine

President Barack Obama is calling for urgent research into developing a vaccine, testing and treatment for the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

“The president emphasized the need to accelerate research efforts to make available better diagnostic tests, to develop vaccines…, and to ensure that all Americans have information about the Zika virus and steps they can take to better protect themselves from infection,” the White House said in a statement.

But researchers say a Zika vaccine may take a decade to develop.

The Ebola vaccine was available sooner because years of research had already gone into developing an Ebola vaccine.

American health officials fear the Zika virus could Infect 60% of the U.S. population (200 million people) when mosquito season begins in earnest in the warmer months.

The Aedes species of mosquito in S. America carries the Zika virus — but the common variety backyard mosquito in the U.S. can also pick up the virus.

The Zika virus is linked to a rare birth defect called microcephaly, a condition that results in babies born with abnormally small heads and brain damage.

The Zika virus has spread to 25 countries. So far there have been no deaths reported. But in areas with widespread outbreaks such as Brazil, nearly 4,000 babies were born with microcephaly.

Officials in El Salvador have taken the unusual step of warning women not to get pregnant until 2018.

The Zika virus causes mild symptoms including low grade fever, rash, red eyes, and joint pain. About 80% of people infected with the Zika virus show no symptoms, making it difficult for doctors to diagnose the virus in pregnant women.

Zika fever is often misdiagnosed for dengue or malaria in developing countries.

Experts are investigating the possibility that the virus can be sexually transmitted. Traces of the virus were found in semen.

Four people in the New York area, one woman in Virginia, and an adolescent girl in Los Angeles have all tested positive for the virus.

At least 2 of the infected people in NY, the woman in Virginia, and the girl in LA contracted the virus while traveling abroad.

None of the infected are pregnant.

A spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta said the infected Americans pose no risk to others because it is not mosquito season in NY and Virginia.

The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts the Zika virus will eventually spread to all countries and territories in the Americas except Canada and Chile, where Zika-carrying mosquitoes don’t live due to the climate.

  • Mel

    Here we go again…Morning world have a great day

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    What a world we live in today …. back in the day all ya had to worry about was getting shot, killed, or overdosing …. chile now …. Lawd ya gotta worry about ya child …. being born with 3 legs … and mixed up sex chromosomes …

  • sunni_daze

    Every year its something new. I also saw that these may be linked more to vaccines that the pregnant women were given opposed to a misquito. I’ll keep them in my prayers.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m getting pregnant

  • zeta4life

    hey boo…. u go on and have yo baby…:hug:

  • zeta4life

    *goes back downstairs*….

  • Meme81

    Morning, all.

  • Meme81

    Morning, Mel. I really didn’t want to wake up to see this poor baby again :/

  • Buttercup

    I’m trying to take advantage of these sales the air lines are having.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m talking into existence but not before the husband

  • Just Keya

    The Mr. came home talking about this yesterday. Said we would have to be super careful when the spring and summer comes around. #RealLifeWorried

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Big big hug

  • Just Keya

    Praying for you for the baby and husband! Speak on what you want!! Amen

  • Milani

    This is scary. Hubby was asking if he felt we were ready to have another baby. After reading this story, coupled with the fact that 2 cases were here in NY, I’m not sure I even want anymore kids.

  • Renee Bee

    Morning. Praying for you and everyone with precious buns in the oven.

  • Yoni

    Happy Friday Jr. to you all.

  • Milani

    Keep talking about it…It will happen…the husband and the baby (or babies) :)

  • LeBrick James

    Looks like there’s gonna be a lot less babies being born for quite a few years in a lot of countries, especially in Latin America.

    It’ll be interesting to see the social/demographic effects this has on these countries in the years to come. This is some far-reaching, serious stuff .

  • zeta4life

    YES LORD!!!!…SPEAK THINGS THAT ARE NOT…AS THOUGH THEY WERE….. and since me u and Keya standing in agreement…and what GOD HAS FOR YOU IS FOR YOU….*goes to my shout kona*….*BIG HUG*

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks for your kind words. They really make my day

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Same here. He said we need to rethink travel plans. We were planning to go to Costa Rica for a babymoon. Now he’s worried.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks keya for your prayers! You help me to keep pressing on!

  • zeta4life

    MILLY!!!!!….I am tired of your “poofing” in and out…didn’t u get my bat signal???…girl its about to go down in this bish….ya hear me….I G

  • Buttercup

    So Tyra Banks and her boyfriend welcomed a baby boy, York. Congrats to them.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Big hug zeta!!! I have accepted this in Jesus name amen!

  • Milani

    I know, I responded downstairs. The sh… is about to hit the fan!!!!

  • zeta4life

    babies r a blessing….but YORK…okay
    congrats….. good morning, sweetie

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Healthy, happy pregnancy wishes. God will bless y’all with a baby…once you find each other. Congratulations in advance.

  • Buttercup

    Good mornTing

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!! Happy Friday Eve to you too! :)

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Congrats to Ty-Ty. Happy for her!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yesss!!!!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    CUE THE FEARMONGERING…

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    PRAISE BREAK! ???

  • Buttercup

    Exactly!

  • zeta4life

    girl….I am soooo nervous…girl we all are…. u know I can’t say to much….BUT…. *looks over shoulder*

  • zeta4life

    *runs through the blog…touching foreheads….slaying folks in the Spirit….rofl

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I still want to pack a gallon of OFF and Cutters and go to Costa Rica though ?

  • zeta4life

    MOD….hey ya’ll….how r u feeling today??? girl me and MR will be in Belize this time next week…for his 50th birthday…and he still sexy as phuck to me….with that lil salt in his beard….sorry got off topic….lol

  • Milani

    That’s what I was saying. I can’t say what I want to…and I’m probably going to have to clear my cookies, uninstall internet explorer and reinstall it, wipe the hard drive, etc after typing this, but all I know is after reading the news last nite, I KNEW it was about to go down…this is not going to be good, at all. (If we’re talking about the same subject) *bites nails*

  • Buttercup

    If I were pregnant, I probably wouldn’t chance it though. I would like to think I’d get pregnant in the next couple of years, but I think now is a great opportunity to get Lil Butter out of the country.

  • zeta4life

    stop changing all them sexy hairstyles…lol
    I think its beautiful that your hubby wants to keep his Queen pregnant…*he miss that preggers puss*…#ITSDABEST…lol

  • zeta4life

    YES!!!!!!….I am on my phone….

  • zeta4life

    lol….hey girlie

  • SpillyNillie

    You know what!!! D E A D

  • Milani

    We just had a baby 6 months ago and he’s asking for another one *side-eye*. I don’t know who he plans on having this new baby with, but it ain’t gonna be me :tea:

  • Angela

    Have another baby. The world has been in turmoil filled with disease since disobedient Adam and Eve sinned. Nothing new.

  • zeta4life

    *giggling*…..u didn’t get your tubes tied/burnt did you????

  • zeta4life

    AMEN!!!!

  • SpillyNillie

    After viewing the pics on Google, I’m goodt on the babies. No need to get pregnant anytime soon. Lord Jesus…

  • zeta4life

    Hey Spillie….:waves:

  • SpillyNillie

    Hey Zeta…how u?

  • zeta4life

    OK GUYS….GOTTA GET TO THIS “VIM”…. love u guys….hope to be back later….BEHAVE!!!…(not really)
    SMOOCHES & DEUCES

  • zeta4life

    DOING GREAT….LOOKING FANTASTIC….*power red blazer on today*…..lol….ttyl

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I’LL TRY…BRING SOME ZU ZUS AND WHAM WHAMS BACK WITH YA!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I’ve read that Costa Rica is a bang for your buck.

  • zeta4life

    *see…I just giggled in this damn elevator*….*turns off phone*….*note to self: stop by canteen for snack*….gotcha’…lol

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Still waiting on Baby Butter Girl…

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That’s funny.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    “CHILE” I’M STILL FLOATING OFF OF WAR ROOM…I’M WATCHING HIM WORK

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    *Nose laugh*

  • WetPntees

    Hollering to the glorious heavens up above!!! LMAO!!!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    So that’s what the aura is from.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Ok my question is what happens to teen girls who play outside and get bit.. years later get pregnant..will their babies be infected? I have two daughters is why I’m asking my future grand kids may be in danger!

  • Buttercup

    Honey Dip will be landing in about an hour and a half and he’s awaiting a couple of job offers here. We’d have to wait until December, because I want to have a Virgo baby.

  • WetPntees

    Amen girl! God did not instill in us the spirit of fear! Rebuke the Devil in Jesus’ name and you and your baby or babies will be fine…

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    *Nose laugh*

    I know right. I was confused at first.

  • Buttercup

    I don’t think there’s enough data to understand the implications years down the road. The truth is there will always be something to worry about. You just have to live and keep it moving.

  • Finding Forever…

    Can I come to the front in the healing line for a SPLASH of HOLY WATER, too for a HUBBY & CHILD (in that order) :)? Fairly new to this blog thing…BUT CAN TAKE A HOPE, HYMN, & PRAYER (according to my Mom on this front, LOL)!

  • WetPntees

    Is that sistuh wearing an Atlanta Falcons church hat?

  • WetPntees

    Bol….. Just don’t let that oil run down and smear my freshly drawn on brows ni!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I see Sandy likes drama and if she can tie Obama into the story that makes her cackle harder.

    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ….. times have changed chile ….. smh

  • Hair Lova ???

    Welp I don’t plan to reproduce ever again so….
    Everytime you turn around it’s some new ish going around.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Uhn-huh…let Honey Dip get an offer today, Baby Girl Butter will be here in October! LOL!!! But seriously, I hope Honey Dip get some good offers.

  • LeBrick James

    The story put Obama in a positive light… saying he’s calling for a development of a vaccine for the virus.

    Doesn’t seem like anybody’s “cackling” at all.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!!!! No, that’s just a regular church lady hat. You must be a SUPER fan, if you saw that.

  • LeBrick James

    Have you seen the pictures of some of the babies born with this virus?

    Some fearmongering is legitimate at times.

  • Buttercup

    LOL. You don’t understand why Baby Girl Butter HAS to be a Virgo: Mama Butter is a Virgo. I’m a Virgo and named after Mama Butter. I want to keep the name alive, so it’s only right for her to be in the Virgo club as well.

    *This would be the time when OTBey would remind me that if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.*

    And thanks babe. What is meant to be will be.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I didn’t take their other vaccines (Bird Flu, H1NI, Ebola) and I’m not taking this one :coffee:

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    My wife got me watching How to Get Away With Murder now.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I hope you started from season 1 if not you will be lost as hell. Chile…..love that show!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Wut this will disappear like Ebola….keep calm lol

  • Victorious82

    Sooooo if you are in your 3rd trimester it could still shrink the babies head or is it if you get pregnant after contracting the virus?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Yeah, it was on the other night. I didn’t really pay it no mind I just asked “is that her husband?”

    Then last night I watched Viola Davis take that wig and makeup off…

  • Just Keya

    We have to encourage each other girl!! Keep going and stay prayed up!!! It will happen for you! What God has for you is for you and nothing and no one can take it away!!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    ok you will be hooked in a few more episodes lol

  • Just Keya

    I am worried as well. I don’t care if It is just a government scare or not. I can’t take any chances with my baby. I totally understand DF’s worries.

  • WetPntees

    LOL! Oh Hell to tha NO I ain’t.. Steelers fan all day, but the design on the hat looked like a dirty bird logo to me..

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I need to catch up on Portlandia too.

  • Just Keya

    Good question.

  • Just Keya

    I agree with Butter. Go after you have the baby. It’s too risky.

  • Rayne

    I can’t get over the fact that this baby has a grown man face.

  • Paige

    Lol! Things sure are getting complicated!

  • Yoni

    ….aaaannnnddd I was wondering if the man gets bit and then impregnates the woman and this happens was HE the carrier ooooor……if the woman gets bit and then gets pregnant then….I just trying to figure out how this goes.

  • Junkanoo

    I had a feeling 2016 was going to be just as crazy as 2015

  • Yoni

    I JUST (sorta) asked that up (or down – pending on how your settings are set up) yonder.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I’LL GOOGLE THEM NOW TO PROVE YOUR POINT AND YES TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION, BUT PLEASE WAKE UP AND DON’T BE FOOLED BY SMOKE AND MIRRORS. DEPOPULATION/POPULATION CONTROL IS VERY MUCH REAL.

  • Victorious82

    Cuz I’m heavily pregnant and I’m not gonna lie this ish got me nervous

  • SnootyPooty

    So sad…. I hope this is contained soon….

  • Yoni

    Almighty bless you and the baby.

  • NavyWife11

    I’m already pregnant. Just found out Saturday. My husband told me and I didn’t believe him. I’m two months as of yesterday.

    I’ll just drown myself in bug spray this summer

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    STAY HEALTHY

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Congratulations to you and your husband! Make sure you read the bug spray label to be sure it’s safe for unborn babies.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    YOUR BABY WILL BE HEALTHY…CLAIMED IT FOR YA

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    FEBRUARY 11 HIGHLY ANTICIPATED!

  • Go Head With That

    Lord….

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    I can’t wait!!!!

  • Zizzle

    That’s PRESIDENT Obama… POTUS for short.

  • Here for the comments

    Amen, speak those things that are not as though they were sis!

  • Here for the comments

    Amen

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks for your kind words!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thats for your support!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks for your prayers and kind words MOD!!!

  • ABlackWoman

    A new scare every year. We arent as concerned about the flu anymore…ebola disappeared…now Zika

  • BLACK LOVE

    This won’t affect us black people…if they put it in roaches then we would have a issue

  • justice4all04

    BOL

  • Jooh Nation

    How many dummies gonna get pregnant on purpose and risk their babies lives? Too many, bc selfish people don’t give a fawk.

  • Jooh Nation

    How many dummies gonna get pregnant on purpose and risk their babies lives? Too many, bc selfish people don’t give a fawk.

  • JUDGEMENTAL

    ZIKA! …so what happen with Ebola, and the Bird Flu – everytime ya’ll wanna scare somebody you come up with ISIS or a disease transmitted by mosquitoes…DO BETTER!