Thee has been a lot of hullabaloo about the Zika virus recently. Like about how it can affect the future children of women, and how it spreads like last years projection of Ebola (That never occurred). The government has a habit of blowing things out of proportion.
Originally, Zika was reported as affecting 1,500 people, out of Brazil’s population of around 50 million. The next day it was reported as having caused more than 1,500 cases of microcephaly, a birth defect that causes abnormally small brains. Even though, as of yet, no study has proven a definite link from Zika to birth defects.
Most people who contract Zika don’t even notice it as the symptoms are so mild, often being related to a short cold or in extreme cases a flu. Usually, symptoms are gone within a day or two. Zika doesn’t endanger those who contract it at all.
Then why is the CDC asking for another Two Billion Dollars to combat it? Simple, it is a government agency. They get dough where they can. Whether from a short lived Ebola scare or a study as to whether or not lobsters look for females with larger breasts, money is usually thrown at any problem the government perceives. The more it is blown out of proportion, you guessed it, the more money.
So ladies, don’t worry about Zika just yet, your baby should be just fine. You’re more likely to be hit by lightning while delivering in a corn field at this point.