Zika virus

The dreaded Zika virus has hit close to home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta confirmed the first case of Zika infection in Georgia, the AJC reports.

The case involves an unnamed individual who traveled to Colombia between December and January.

The individual has recovered fully and is not infectious, the AJC reports.

Earlier today, the CDC confirmed the mosquito-borne Zika virus can be sexually transmitted.

In the statement to CNN, the CDC confirmed Zika was present in the blood of a "nontraveler" in the Dallas, Texas area.

The Zika virus causes no symptoms in 80% of those infected. But in 20% of the cases the symptoms include whole body rash, fever, headache, fatigue, chills, sweating and joint pain.

The virus causes birth defects in babies who are born with abnormally small heads.

  • iWasteTime

    I hope that child gets some kind of payment every time his pic is used with the word Zika ...

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    It will come and go...Like Ebola...Like herpes flare ups...Like my Daddy...Trumps hairline?

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I was thinking, gosh we're still in this post... heyull this is a new post on the same thing.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Or your hairline...

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Or your vagisil??

  • iWasteTime

    I missed the one in between, cause Jesus loves me !

  • askquestions

    Immigration conversation in 5....4....3....2...

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    That post below about that 2 year old and her mom... glad I missed that ignant shyt.

  • Auditor

    Doubt it was immigration...people travel all over the world. Hell a lady in my class came from CO to TX and has been ridiculously allergenic since she's been here. Told her she has the T virus...

  • iWasteTime

    +1000

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Or yo momma

  • Mel

    Speaking of Trump did u see how ashamed he was when he realized he lost in Iowa ?????? then went on a rant trying to blame the media or some crap no sir you wanna act like you already president and skip debates like you da man n chit that's what you get . Ok bye

  • nucynu25

    Another post on the same thing ??

  • LibraGirlonly

    Lmao

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Sandra, can you please give us another post for the evening so we don't have to look at Baby Zikariah up there until tomorrow morning? TIA.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I feel ya though

  • 1/8

    It's not the same thing. Stop being unappreciative.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Just read online that Brazil has strict abortion laws so if you find your child has microcephaly or other conditions due to the virus, you will not be able to legally terminate if that's what you want.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    *walks back outta post*

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wow. That's tough. Blessings to those mamas and babies.

  • nucynu25

    Lmao ?

  • 1/8

    It's going to be a scary summer! The Zika virus also poses health risks for men. Men who contract the virus could develop guillain barre syndrome.

  • ShortyDuwop

    Just kill all the squitos dammit. The zikas, the west niles, just Kill em all hell.

  • jussaying

    Brasil has not confirmed for certain that the Ziks virus is 100% responsible for microcephaly. Just putting that out there. 1) the virus has been present there for almost a decade. 2) because the symptoms aren't fatal (as far as they knew), they did not take it seriously. 3) they don't have an accurate number of how many real cases of Zika there are there. And they are still trying to confirm if Zika alone is responsible for the birth defects.

  • nucynu25

    Exactly ,so stay out them bath houses ...

  • jussaying

    This isn't the first case! The first case was back in 2009 and it was a man :)

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Yes! A mess. A damn joke...That's gone way too far?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Interesting...

  • 1/8

    Thanks for your concern, but I haven't been to a bathhouse in more than twenty years. ?

  • 1/8

    ??.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No problem.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    NEW POST - Chyna and Rob

  • jussaying

    Lol yes. They are JUST now getting labs to test people. I think the last I read they only had 10 working labs with the correct equipment. They now have twenty something I believe. They are telling hospitals to report anyone showing symptoms of the Zika Virus to the federal disease control there.

    Lol I'm going to Central America in March so I was doing a lot of research smh. The birth defect isn't the scariest symptom. They reported (Brasil) that there were cases of temporary deafness, vertigo, and dizzy spells that lasted about one to two weeks. Also the same mosquito which carries this virus carried dengue.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Thank you, Auntie! :)

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    The republican party said they had enough of this b.s. They will not let Trump be the nominee for president no matter what

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Let's hope so. I love it when thine enemies are divided??

  • Mel

    The way he addressed them folks his voice was so flat I could tell his mouth was dry from embarrassment lmao

  • mela.reign77

    What???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh heck no!!!!!!!!! First the Ebola, now tis mess.

  • che’lint

    I would love to read about those experiences... living near San Francisco I have always heard some interesting stories. ?

  • 1/8

    I've seen everything from a senior citizen being fisted in a sling to a midget getting dogged out on a dirty mattress. It was quite an education.

  • the guest

    I swear this Zika virus is lab created population control. At least China is forthright with their population control. Everywhere else creates a disease and this Zika is taking things too far hurting newborn babies. It's all politics and economics.

  • RobKardashianLovesChocolate

    Xactly

  • RobKardashianLovesChocolate

    Poor thang.

  • the guest

    Mosquito bites in the southern US and the tropics give US west coasters and US northerners wounds like a flesh eating disease. Allergies to insects from different regions is real. keep in mind people do die from spider bites and bee stings they are not accustomed to. Bug spray is an essential. The whole thing is scary.

  • sunni_daze

    Yep.

  • Auditor

    Yea I've lived all over. Didn't start getting bit until I moved to AZ. The bites are pretty big and wake me up in the night with the itching. I'm like wth.

  • just being me

    Must be election time again .. You notice how some strange deadly virus or sickness always comes around then as soon as the election is over you never hear about them again ??

  • Satin Panther

    And just like the Ebola the media is going to cause a stir and then have this Zika virus completely vanished from the media suddenly all together. If they talking about this chit, I wonder what they're trying to distract of from.

  • Deno Spencer

    U no I just noticed most of the food sold in our grocery stores come from china. Wonder if that's a good idea to eat food made from so far away