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Now Another issue that is plaguing Brazil and specially the areas where the games will be played is the lax laws and rules regarding pollution and water poisoning.
That should be the biggest worry no zika.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: Boadicea
I would be worry if I was a women of childbearing years,
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: MotherMayEye
A vaccine ready to go, with no enough testing to see the undesirable side effects, well what will be worst, getting zika or been sick for life with an untested or no long tested enough vaccine.
I take zika.
For the experiences of family members that had dengue, (me), hemorrhagic mutation of dengue, (my mother) and chikungunya, my family members say that dengue and chikungunya are by far worst than zika.
I am confident that they wouldn't create a problem they could not control. I think the vaccine is all ready to be rolled out.
originally posted by: marg6043
Kind of makes you wonder about what zika is or not.
July 5, 2016: Brazilian scientists discover a drug-resistant "super bacteria" thriving in the water off the coasts of Rio de Janeiro. This includes beaches that border Guanabara Bay.
June 30, 2016: Human body parts, including a foot, wash up on the shore of the Copacabana beach in front of the venue that will host beach volleyball competitions 36 days later.
Among the things Olympic sailors have reported seeing while training in and testing out the venues of Guanabara Bay, one of the sites for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, are mattresses, cars, washing machines, trees, tables, televisions, couches, and chairs, as well as dead dogs, horses, and cats. The Brazilian sailor Lars Grael, a two-time Olympic medalist, told the Times last year that he has seen human bodies on four separate occasions.
May 7, 2016: The murder of a 17-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro compels soccer star Rivaldo to discourage his 400,000+ Instagram followers from visiting Brazil this summer. "Things are getting uglier here every day. I advise everyone with plans to visit Brazil for the Olympics in Rio — to stay home."
June 3, 2016: CNN reports gun battles are a semi-regular occurrence in Rio de Janeiro.
June 20, 2016: A shootout grips Rio de Janeiro's largest public hospital after armed gunmen conduct a raid to free an imprisoned drug kingpin known as "Fat Family." One person died at the Souza Aguiar Hospital, which is one of five designated clinics to treat Olympic patrons.
Friday, July 15, 2016, First female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection reported in New York City
And it takes a zika mosquito carrier to pass on the virus, that is how it works, the scaremongering that you can get contaminated by sex or fluids is not true.
The New York City report of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection is the first documented case of sexual transmission of Zika from a woman to her sex partner and adds to the growing body of knowledge about the sexual transmission of Zika. All previously reported cases of sexually transmitted Zika virus infection have been spread from men to their sex partners.
CDC recommends that all pregnant women who have a sex partner who has traveled to or resides in an area with Zika use barrier methods every time they have sex or they should not have sex during the pregnancy. Although no cases of woman-to-woman Zika transmission have been reported, these recommendations now also apply to female sex partners of pregnant women.
CDC is currently updating recommendations for sexually active people in which the couple is not pregnant or concerned about pregnancy and for people who want to reduce personal risk of Zika infection through sex.
Zika virus has already been linked to brain damage in babies and paralysis in adults. Now scientists are facing another ominous possibility: that on rare occasions, the virus might be transmitted through sex.
The evidence is very slim; only a couple of cases have been described in medical literature. But a few experts feel the prospect is disturbing enough that federal health officials should inform all travelers, not just pregnant women, of the potential danger.
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, say the evidence is insufficient to warrant such a warning. While the two instances suggest a “theoretical risk” of sexual transmission, they note the primary vector is clearly mosquitoes.
Dr. Márcio Nehab, a pediatrician and infectious disease specialist at Fiocruz, a research institute in Rio de Janeiro, said that much more research was needed to be done to definitively prove that Zika can be transmitted during sex.
“At the moment we need to be more concerned with the mosquito, the vector known for transmitting the virus,” Dr. Nehab said in an information bulletin about Zika geared toward women and children.
At the moment, experts know of just one case in the medical literature of live Zika virus being detected in a man’s semen.
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus transmitted by Aedes species [1,2]. It is also the first flavivirus known to be sexually transmittable between symptomatic patients [3-6]. We here report a ZIKV sexual transmission in a couple returning from Martinique, whereby both partners were asymptomatic.
This infectious viral load in semen possibly suggests that Zika virus is a sexually transmitted pathogen. The duration of excretion is unknown, but the virus might persist for many months. Ebola virus RNA has been detected in semen 7–9 months after disease onset.
In the report, researchers found that a man, who was in his 20s and did not travel outside the United States during the year before his illness, contracted the virus after one instance of vaginal intercourse, without a condom, with a woman who had recently returned from a country where the virus is endemic.
The woman, described as being in her 20s and not pregnant, had sex with her partner the day she returned to the city. The report does not name the country she visited,She reported having headache and abdominal cramping while in the airport before returning to N.Y.C.,” the report said. The next day she developed a number of symptoms associated with Zika, including fever, fatigue, a rash, back pain, swelling of the extremities, and numbness and tingling in her hands and feet.Her primary care physician sent blood and urine samples to the city and state health department laboratories for testing. The tests detected the virus but not antibodies to it, which suggested she was newly infected; it takes four or five days for the body to begin producing antibodies.Seven days after intercourse, the woman’s partner developed a fever, followed by a rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis. The report said the man had not had any other recent sexual partners or been bitten by a mosquito within a week before his illness.
Three days later, the man went to the same primary care physician who had diagnosed Zika in his partner. The physician sent samples of his urine to the same laboratories, and the virus was detected.
Two American scientists (patients 1 and 2) lived and worked in the village of Bandafassi in southeastern Senegal in August 2008 while performing a mosquito-sampling project in surrounding villages. Patients 1 and 2 were men (36 and 27 years of age, respectively), and both had received the yellow fever 17D vaccine before their travel to Senegal. During their project, both patients reported being bitten often by wild Aedes spp. mosquitoes in the evenings while they worked. Patients 1 and 2 left Bandafassi on August 21, stayed in Dakar for 2 days, and then returned to their homes in northern Colorado on August 24. Both patients became ill 6–9 days after their return.
Symptoms in patient 1 began on August 30 and consisted of swollen ankles, a maculopapular rash on his torso, and extreme fatigue and headache, but no fever was recorded. On August 31, he experienced the same symptoms and light-headedness and chills, wrist and ankle arthalgia, and symptoms of prostatitis (perineal pain and mild dysuria). However, he remained afebrile. Fatigue and rash decreased on September 1; only residual wrist arthralgia, headache, and prostatic symptoms persisted. On September 2, two aphthous ulcers appeared on his lip. On September 3, he and his wife observed signs of hematospermia (red–brown fluid in his ejaculate) that lasted until September 7. Patient 2 experienced his symptoms during August 29–September 1, which included a maculopapular rash on his torso, extreme fatigue, headache, and swelling and arthralgia in his wrists, knees, and ankles. However, symptoms of prostatitis or hematospermia did not devlop. Acute-phase blood samples were obtained from both patients on September
Evidence suggests that patients 1 and 2 were infected with ZIKV, probably in southeastern Senegal, by bites from infected mosquitoes. The village of Bandafassi is located in a disease-endemic area where ZIKV has been isolated from humans, nonhuman primates, and mosquitoes (4,5). Serologic results suggest an anamnestic response to ZIKV infection, likely stemming from their vaccination with YFV. The time between infection and the onset of clinical manifestations can be inferred to be >9 days, given the patients’ travel history. Their clinical symptoms are consistent with reported symptoms of ZIKV-associated disease (3,6–9). Exceptions are aphthous ulcers in patient 1 (also reported by patient 3), prostatitis, and hematospermia. Whether these exceptions are typical but unreported symptoms or clinical anomalies is not clear.