The Zika Virus scare has been imprinted on the short-term memory of the minds of the majority of Americans via media saturation. With over 20 countries reporting infections, and the first case in the US having been confirmed in LA County by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with a young girl infected with the mosquito-spread disease arriving there from El Salvador, the war drums are beating to defeat the latest potential pandemic.
The little girl from El Salvador has since recovered from her infection, though it is not the older children nor the adults that are most at risk in regards to this disease. Those who are susceptible to the worst of the scourge are those who are unborn.
You see, this Zika virus has been, according to the news, linked to microcephaly. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Microcephaly (my-kroh-SEF-uh-lee) is a rare neurological condition in which an infant’s head is significantly smaller than the heads of other children of the same age and sex. Sometimes detected at birth, microcephaly usually is the result of the brain developing abnormally in the womb or not growing as it should after birth.”
The hysteria has gone so far as …read more