Just about every week researchers and doctors are sharing new findings on evolving Zika cases. At first it was thought to be an issue only if you were traveling to Caribbean and South American countries. Since January, this disease has gone from a cautionary topic for pregnant women to an extreme threat to everyone in the United States.
The disease has spread across 48 countries since 2015, and with the main transmitter being mosquitoes – the southeastern region of the U.S. is predicted to be the next target.Florida health officials are testing mosquitoes in the area and have found a case and determined it is unrelated to travel outside of the country. Although more cases are beginning to surface, we’ll have to wait for Congress to return from vacation before we know of a game plan.
Now that Zika has reached the U.S., it’s time to take more preventative action other than avoiding mosquitoes or regions where they are infected.