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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND
I believe the people that has been infected is because they have traveled to tropical places where the mosquito lives, Im from PR and the mosquito can be found there too, along with the denque and the chikungunya all the carriers mosquitos are from similar species.
And none of the above virus kills unless it happens to target people with very compromised immune system or complications due to other underlying diseases.
One thing is for sure once you get the disease the body will create antibodies and not vaccine is necessary.
Dengue has never become an epidemic in the US and neither the Chikungunya so I do not expect this new zika to be one
I had the dengue at 14, my family in PR had the chikungunya and they all are alive and well, even my husband and my parents that are in their 80s, my mother had the hemorrhagic version of the dengue back in the 80s and survived she was quarantine for a month because it was one of the first cases of the new mutated dengue.
So, unless the virus turn into a bacteria infection do not expect an epidemic any time soon.
originally posted by: Indigent
Zika also can give Guillain–Barré syndrome which can be bad (you cannot breath)
And it seems mosquitoes are not the only transmission factor now First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, sexual transmission cited
So far as I know 3 people have died in Venezuela due to Guillain–Barré syndrome induced by zika, but that country is a black box and cant find a good source
Venezuelan Health Minister Luisana Melo on Friday said there are 4,700 people allegedly infected with the Zika virus in the country, out of which 225 people are suffering from one of the virus complications: the Guillain-Barré syndrome
Sounds to me like chikungunya side effects