Zika virus

Health officials in South Florida confirm 3 pregnant women have tested positive for the Zika virus. The total number of cases in the state of Florida stands at 32.

All of the infected patients contracted the mosquito-borne infection while traveling out of the country.

The virus is especially harmful to pregnant women. Zika causes birth defects in babies who are born with unusually small heads (microcephaly). Over 4,000 babies in Brazil were born with microcephaly.

So far, 27 infants have died from complications of Zika.

80% of those infected do not experience symptoms. But in 20% of the cases the symptoms include whole body rash, fever, headache, fatigue, chills, sweating and joint pain.

The virus is usually transmitted through mosquito bites but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a case of sexual transmission.

  • SLucky

    Why is the mama letting this dirty nail mofo touch her baby?!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    are they using the same baby for various news stories? I swear this look just like the baby I saw last week on the news.
    God bless the mothers and children. :prayers:

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Uh oh, I live in South FL.

    It looks as if I may be headed to church Sunday!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    God bless them and the lil babies.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Zika model

  • Saharabutnotdry

    To strengthen his ZIKA immune system .

  • 1/8

    Like all diseases, this is a natural form of population control. We have too many people on this planet.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They need to cancel the Olympics this year because of Zika and Rio's polluted water.

    Ain't nobody going to swim in that nasty trash and sewage filled water, plus a lot of the venues won't be ready in time.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    This true so are you volunteering?
    :-)

  • ShelbyMoore

    Is that the same baby they're always using or is the Zika babies gonna have a distinct look as do the downy babies?

  • ShelbyMoore

    OMG...I just read your post. I posted the same exact thing.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    OMG, I just did the Celie laugh so bad! I'm gonna go repent now (and I'm never reading your font again!) :pray: :repent: :stifle laughter:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    'cause she probably let his dirty nail self touch HER and that's how she got the baby

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    oh, okay.... I was thinking maybe it's just me...

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LMAO!!! I think that's gonna do it for me today... yall just refuse to act right, ROFL!

  • TheRealLee

    Man made virus strikes again. This will become a world wide tragedy if something isn't done about it.

    http://www.healthnutnews.com/deadly-zika-virus-available-for-sale-online-courtesy-of-the-rockefeller-foundation/

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Ctfu!!!!!!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Scary. Lawwwd I fell asleep and startled myself awake by snoring.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Bless them....

  • 1/8

    I'm gay. I'm not producing children. I've already done my part. ?

  • LibraGirlonly

    Wow this is a crying shame. If you are pregnant don't travel out of the U.S.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Gay people do adopt or use surrogates.

  • nucynu25

    Dead

  • nucynu25

    Lol

  • 1/8

    Gays have no business having/raising children.

  • TheRealLee

    Looks like the same baby from Brazil but microcephaly looks like this, some with even smaller heads. Sad situation.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    no shame in that...(happens to the best of us) LOL!

  • TheRealLee

    A warning has been issued to all pregnant women to avoid Brazil specifically, South America in general.

  • Locapoca

    I guess they coined the term "poster child" for a reason and I believe this baby is the poster child for the Zika V ?

  • nucynu25

    New post

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I lost all of my Act Right Tuesday afternoon after I found I out I wasn't getting my new work computer this week like I had been promised so I've been winging it since.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No, I meant are you going to kill yourself to help with population control.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :newpost: Manufactured Crisis

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    LOL. I hate myself for laughing @ ur comment. lol

  • Saharabutnotdry

    ??

  • Saharabutnotdry

    I can't even ..

  • Saharabutnotdry

    He was signed to Wilhelmina Agency .
    #Silverlining.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    well if it doesn't arrive any time tomorrow, please don't logon SR!
    ROFL!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Is that an order?

  • Empress

    Even Zika models have to be exoticals.

  • Empress

    I said this would happen once it was shown it can be transmitted sexually., Are Black men still going to Brazil in droves for cheap but expensive looking prostitutes? If so, watch out ladies and Gents. Because just like Chik V, Zika is laying people low when you have pre-existing health conditions it's not the simple 7-10 flu symptom for everyone. It's got people out here that can barely move and for some lasting longer than a week. Pray.

  • 1/8

    No, but I'll gladly watch you pass yourself away. ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That won't happen for a couple decades but be my guest and go first.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Lol

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    It's a plea... Lol!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lol dead

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Let em' know

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    -KICKS YOU-

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh come one. I'm not that bad.

  • Rayne

    Lmfao. U a fool for that. Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllll!!

  • Butter CreamFactory

    By Donna Bowater, Rio de Janeiro
    12:52PM GMT 15 Feb 2016
    Follow
    A dispute has broken out in Brazil over whether the Zika virus is responsible for a rise in cases of microcephaly after a report by Argentinian doctors claimed a larvicide used in drinking water was instead to blame.
    Brazilian health officials were on Monday forced to address claims that the larvicide pyriproxyfen, which is used to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, could be associated with a surge in babies born with the condition after one state said it was suspending use of the chemical.
    A report last week by Argentinian group Physicians in Crop-Sprayed Towns suggested pyriproxyfen might be causing the deformity, which impairs foetal brain development.

    Dang! all you have to do is read. They have had several articles . Zika viris does not cause the birth defect , it was the water. Several hundred cases of pregnant moms with the Zika viris didnt result in their child having the deformity , how do you explain that.. Well its simple they infected the water in that Town with the larvicide.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    no, you're not... j/k
    :)

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Your response to .5