Update on Zika: Do Women Need to be Worried about Bites in the U.S.?

Update on Zika: Do Women Need to be Worried about Bites in the U.S.?1

We reported on the Zika virus back in February (see the article here), but there have been a lot of changes since then.

While other areas around the world struggle to contain concerning outbreaks, in America, the concern is that the virus might now be coming to our shores. According to the

Is All This Just Too Much Hype?

As we look around and realize that so far, we have no mosquito-borne transmissions of the disease, and only a few hundred travel-related cases, we may begin to ask ourselves: Is all this being hyped out of proportion?

Do we really need to be that scared of Zika?

Laura Harrington, vector biologist and chair of the /Politics/dr-fauci-forceful-preparation-key-combatting-zika-spread/story?id=39281419.

Erika Check Hayden, “The race is on to develop Zika vaccine,” Nature, March 28, 2016, /news/the-race-is-on-to-develop-zika-vaccine-1.19634.

Kim Krisberg, “The mosquito season around the corner, Congress drags its feet on Zika funding,” ScienceBlogs, May 12, 2016, /thepumphandle/2016/05/12/with-mosquito-season-around-the-corner-congress-drags-its-feet-on-zika-funding/.

“Don’t Bug Out Over Latest Zika News,” Cornell University, May 17, 2016, /articles/view/653755/?sc=mwhr&xy=10018034.

“Zika mosquitoes often live near people, making them hard to fight,” Chicago Tribune, February 9, 2016, /lifestyles/health/ct-zika-virus-outbreak-20160209-story.html.

“Mosquito control: can it stop Zika at the source?” WHO, February 17, 2016, http://www.who.int/emergencies/zika-virus/articles/mosquito-control/en/.

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