Thursday, June 16, 2016

Zika and Environmental Negligence

Forget the massive death toll from mosquito born diseases like malaria because of the fanatical war on DDT because now we have another costly threat.

Zika virus.

CDC: 3 babies with Zika-linked birth defects born in US
NEW YORK (AP) — Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of outcomes for pregnant women infected with the virus.

The defects were also seen in three other pregnancies that ended.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking the pregnancies of women with Zika infections since the beginning of the year. So far, 234 pregnant women — residents and visitors — have been diagnosed with Zika.

Some babies have been born with no immediate signs of problems, according to the CDC's Dr. Denise Jamieson, but she would not say how many. Most of the pregnancies are ongoing.

All the cases are connected to travel to areas with outbreaks of the mosquito-borne virus, primarily Latin America and the Caribbean. There's been no local spread of Zika in the U.S.

The health agency provided few details about the six women, their pregnancies, the birth defects or their severity. Three cases ended in "pregnancy loss" but the CDC did not say whether it was from miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion.~
It's still early and these numbers can only go up if they haven't already, you know how government isn't really forthcoming with bad news.

Responsible use of DDT can lessen the impact of this virus as well as many other diseases but our politicians lack the testicular fortitude to stand up to a very vocal minority of fanatics. Mostly because protecting their phony baloney jobs is more important than the people of this country,

Politicians and radical environmentalist own this.

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