Tag: Zika virus

Protect yourself against Zika Virus with natural repellent ideas

Zika Virus has been a hot topic in the news lately because of the serious health issues that can result after a mosquito bite, like Microcephaly and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. In February, the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency of international concern. Currently, there isn’t any known cure or prevention method specifically for… Read More

Colombia reports first cases of Microcephaly linked to Zika virus

United States scientists have released news that they found a connection between Zika virus and babies being born with Microcephaly, a disorder where babies are born with very small skulls and underdeveloped brains.   These statements were confirmed on Thursday by Colombian health officials. “Colombia confirmed the two first cases of microcephaly associated with Zika,”… Read More

White House moves funds to prepare for Zika virus

The White House has stated that Congress hasn’t followed up with President Barack Obama’s request from January to move $1.9 billion to assist scientists in battling the Zika virus. “Over this time, Congress has done nothing. Now, we know that we cannot continue to fund a robust response to this disease without adequate resources, particularly… Read More