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Zika Virus: What the Media Is Not Telling You | U.S. PATRIOT NEWS & REVIEWS

Zika Virus: What the Media Is Not Telling You

The title of this article sounds like one of those “US Govt. Grows Alien in Secret Lab” conspiracy stores, but this is not one of those. All the pertinent information contained herein comes from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and reports that it has commissioned.

What We Know About the Zika Virus:

Since 2015, transmission of the virus has become “widespread” in the Americas (South, Central, and US) regions. This has caused a heightened sense of urgency across all of these regions in combating the virus before and during the 2016 mosquito season. In the US, both local and state health and government agencies have been working with the CDC on ways to prevent people from getting the disease as well as working on better “early detection” methods. These efforts started in April.

Ways to Get the Disease:

This is something your media may not be telling you. The primary way to get the disease is by being bitten by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, but there are other mosquitoes that can cause the disease as well. These mosquitoes can also carry dengue and chikungunya viruses.

In addition to the well-advertised mosquito-to-human transmission, which the American media has covered from wall-to-wall, Zika virus infection is also possible through various types of sex, and can be caused by blood transfusions, and by exposure in the lab environments. And, of course, pregnant women can transmit the disease to their babies.

ZikaWhy Is Knowing This Important?

Many, if not most, of the health agencies are gearing up right now to combat the disease not only with “bug spray” but with a massive amounts of literature, materials, condoms, and other tools that focus on the “sexual transmission” of the disease. There are good reasons for this action. It is thought that the major transmission vehicle for the Zika virus will not be through direct mosquito bites but rather through sexual encounters. At present, the most common sexual transmission method comes from (infected) men giving the disease to their partners (male or female).

The virus can be transmitted via any type of sexual activity that involves insertion (vaginal, anal, oral). It is not known how long the Zika virus can stay viable in semen, but it is known that the time period is longer than when the virus is in blood.

The CDC highly recommends that people use condoms when having sex with anyone who may have been in a Zika region. Those coming from a Zika region should abstain from sex completely until they know they are without symptoms. Abstinence is the only 100% sure way someone does not get the sexually transmitted Zika virus.

Lastly, your media may not be telling you that if a person who has Zika is bitten by a mosquito, that mosquito may infect itself and when it bites another person, that person may contract the Zika virus, and so forth, and so forth.

Disclaimer: The content in this article is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of US Patriot Tactical.

Robert Partain

Robert Partain has been a professional writer for over 25 years. He spent ten years on active duty in the Army working as a medic and training NCO. While he covers any topic associated with military life, he specializes in writing about legislation that can affect active duty service members and veterans. Robert currently lives in the small town of Arab, Alabama.
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