Zika virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has issued a travel advisory for pregnant women visiting Florida due to the Zika virus outbreak.

The CDC is also advising women who travel to Florida to avoid getting pregnant until at least 8 weeks after visiting the Florida area.

"Women who were in this area and left this area recently should wait at least eight weeks before trying to get pregnant," CDC Director Tom Frieden said during a news conference Monday.

The Zika virus is transmitted primarily via mosquito bite. The virus is also sexually transmitted. The virus causes abnormally small heads, known as microcephaly, and brain damage in babies.

Frieden defended the agency's decision not to issue a travel advisory last week when Florida Governor Rick Scott activated the CDC's emergency response team to combat the mosquito outbreak.

"What we have learned over past 48 hours is mosquito control efforts don’t appear to be as effective as we have previously hoped," he said. Frieden said health officials did not feel the need to expand the area included in the travel advisory since the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus rarely flies beyond 150 meters in its lifetime.

At least 14 people have been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Florida.

In addition, 10 new cases were reported on Monday in South Florida, according to ABC News.

Officials urge Florida residents to remain calm as they battle the virus.

  • Jackie Brown

    Omg my daughter lives in Miami!

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    Praying for her!!!

  • Sucker Free

    Interesting...I was in palm beach 2 weeks ago I didnt get bitten...

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    Did anyone hear Beenie Man cancelled his concert because He contracted the virus?

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR
  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    prayers for your mini me!

  • Junkanoo

    Am so over 2016 it's a pity we still have 5 more months left in this year

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Watch they come out with a "vaccine."

  • nucynu25

    So every year these mosquitos just keep coming up with new diseases..oh okay.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Well. I guess I can't get pregnant right now then. Since I just got back from FL.

    Oh wait....

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Oh dear lord..prayers to the women there!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Hey Butter, Dubb wants in on the pregnancy pact. :)

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Prayers of covering to her...

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Whooo hoooo DubbCero... Summer 17

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    *starts a roster*

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Don't worry about writing B. Sweet. Sprinkle that dust elsewhere.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    So is this virus like a cold? After a few weeks you are free to have kids? Or is it like AIDS and once you got it you got it?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    leave me off Nan I put my eggs on Craigslist :coffee:

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    oh, you pulling out now? okay, i'll just pencil you in for the moment...
    *snickers*

  • Buttercup

    Is there anyone else? I'm thinking of going full speed ahead in mid-November, so I'll be knocked by December. We'll have a blog full of Virgo babies :yay:

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Don't even write it in invisible ink. Don't think it either.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    girl!!!!
    I done got strangled and spit out my good tea!

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    You deserve it.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I'm ineligible to become pregnant til at least Neverary 32nd. Why I said oh wait...

    I forgot

  • Buttercup

    All viruses stay once you've acquired it. Your body no longer produces antibodies once the virus has run its course and isn't "attacking" the body.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    *cackles*

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Word is you're supposed to wait til unprotected like six months. Why a lot of big name NBA players skipping olympics

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    *concentrates real hard*

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Nope. You can join that November push that Butter has going on. If we have a real winter this year, you can take real advantage of cuffing season with greater purpose.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    My bad habit concentrates real hard too. I still tell him no.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    I'm gonna nominate @iwaste. I felt it in my spirit. she wants in on this.

    *enters 'girl' next to her name*

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I have a 21 yo daughter. My uterine greater purpose BEEN served??. Way back in 1995.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Nah, you can keep having them until Dubb21 is ready to have her second. Uncle/brothers

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Don't forget Dubb11. Your uterus been great twice!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ha! Cole, you stoopid.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    ugp.... tears!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    my granny sure did....

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    My coworker married a woman whose teenage daughter was pregnant. He didn't have any children so she gave him a baby. Now that 20 year old daughter is on her second baby. So now she has to stop reproducing now.

  • AnonymousRose

    so they concocted these man made biblical locust ,these just fly instead of hop...but it did not go as plan, now they want folks to fear the chyt they created...

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    LOL!

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    My friends grandmother had kids for like 30 years.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    *crying* I have a gf who is older than her uncle :facepalm:

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    My classmate's nephew was 2 grades in front of us in high school.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    my oldest sister and my youngest aunt was like sisters, lol!

  • Buttercup

    Ummmm. You ain't got to tell all of our business. Yes, MamaButter is younger than half of her niblings. Since PapaButter was hoeish, I have 2 nephews who are older than me.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    We had some of that in my fam. I'm closer in age to my first cousins kids than I am to my first cousins.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    All things ho apply to you huh? J/k

    Sorry butter.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    I think that's why I fight with him so much now. lol. Trying to make him indirectly get over it.

  • Buttercup

    I've been with only one guy for the past 8 years. The miles on my HoeFax have been erased.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    so does my youngest aunt, ROFL!!!!!!!!!

  • Sucker Free

    Can't say that we trying but we don't use anything so I guess we are ?

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Mine too. We not Hoes (no more).

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    u already know...

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    I use to know girl named Zika from St. Louis, MO!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    My own oldest sister and youngest aunt are indeed like sisters. 3 years apart

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    shameless, smh
    Lol!

  • nucynu25

    lmao.. so you got Draya magic ho eraser?

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    *adds you to the list*

  • Buttercup

    Yeah, if you're not preventing you're trying.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    It makes things permanent. Without a child, I can always walk away. With one, I'm going to always be tied to him. I'm trying to help him out. I'm doing this for his own good.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    "Imma honest hoe and all my hoes is honest" :kona:

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Add yourself to the list.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    you is kind....
    (lawd, she really believes herself, Lol!)

  • Buttercup

    I hear you, Vera!

  • nucynu25

    So considerate..bless yo lil heart

  • Buttercup

    LOL. That's my understanding of how they work.

  • nucynu25

    Your ho fax is like your credit score..after a certain number of years the bad stuff shall fall off or may be removed with the magic eraser.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    unless there's about to be another miracle on 34th skreet, Nancy's basket is all out of eggs, Lol!

  • Buttercup

    Hahaha. My grandparents had 15 kids over 30 years. GrandmaButter had the nerve to say she never really loved GrandpaButter. I told her that there was a WHOLE LOTTA loving going on betwixt them before I expeditiously departed from the room.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    Lol!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    went through school together and everything, Lol!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    awww that's sweet....
    (say you knew to time your exit just right huh, Lol)

  • Buttercup

    I'm silly, but I'm no fool. I already knew that I was risking my teeth with my smart aleck comment.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I know someone 32 who is a great aunt. Another who is a grandma with a grandchild younger than her baby.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Something else to poison us.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yeah I know that part sis Im comparing the two. Flu you get it,you may be contagious for a minute but after you over it you can't get it(that strain at least) again and you can't give it to your partner years down the road. HIV is you have it and you can infect people potentially forever with it as long as your living and smanging.. So Im asking it is like a Flu, or HIV?

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    I am kind. I let him live and dip into the healing and rejuvenating waters of B.Sweet.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    I have considered it but a few more things have to change first. Our relationship isn't perfect but its definitely the one that taught me that love rarely is.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    oh, you got that Minnetonka, Lol!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    In a way, HIV. I think you can spread it through seamen (on purpose), that's why it's advised to wear protection for period of time.

  • just being me

    Must be getting close to election time .. Funny how it was Ebola last time then as soon as the election was over it just went away !!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Other than that nurse, you ain't heard about Ebola since.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    ??????

  • nucynu25

    Aww, good luck. No one relationship is perfect but if you got somebody whos close enough make it work.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Listen. My grandparents literally tried to steal her?. My parents were young. 15 and 18. But married. Tried to keep her a year or two til they got set up in NY. Then didn't want to give her back. DaddyDub had to threaten legal action?

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Are you trying to make me an unwed mother Nucy? You trying to get me crucified on this here blog?

  • Cricket404

    My DIL is pregnant in Orlando.....

  • Torae

    Skin so soft...bathe in it lol...

  • Alisa

    Wonder if that's where Bounty Killer picked it up. He is in JA now had to cancel some shows due to it.

  • Maya

    No, not Florida!

  • the guest

    Please make sure she's wearing long sleeves and long pants and staying inside in air condition as much as possible. I pray Miami is taking this very serious and spraying for the mosquitoes.

  • the guest

    What about women who live in Florida? Are they warning them not to get pregnant?

  • Blue

    I have two work trips to Florida. Maybe I'll just go to Florida Evans instead. No?

  • SpiceGirl

    I sure do!

  • SpiceGirl

    if I were preggers..I would NOT come outside!

  • Rie Bella

    the military already giving us the vaccine now

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I'm going no where near Florida. You can't even see those bugs, they just bite you. SMH!

  • Jayde da Blade

    i hope this shiit disappear like the other shiit...