from the full original article here: Zika Virus: The Next Pandemic
“The Zika virus is spread primarily through bites from infected mosquitos, according to the CDC. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or birth. If you’ve been infected with the virus and are bitten by a mosquito, that mosquito will in turn carry the virus and affect others. That’s why if you think you’re infected, you should stay indoors during the first week of infection.
According to the CDC, there has been one report of the virus possibly being spread through a blood transfusion. There has also been one report of the virus possibly being spread through sexual contact. In 2009, a biologist from Colorado State University, Brian Foy, was bitten by mosquitoes numerous times in Senegal and fell ill with Zika after returning to the U.S. Before he got sick, he had sex with his wife in the U.S. and she later contracted Zika too. She had never been to Senegal, Science Magazine reported.”
“…Most symptoms from the Zika virus are typically mild, the CDC reported. Only 1 in 5 people who are infected will even actually get sick. If they do, they may have:
- Joint Pain
- Red Eyes (conjunctivitis)
- Muscle pain
In general, symptoms begin 2 to 7 days after being bitten and will only last for about a week at the most. People rarely need hospitalization from Zika.
So far, the greatest known risk from Zika is to pregnant women. Pregnant women are at risk of their babies’ developing birth defects such as microcephaly from the disease. Microcephaly is a condition where the baby’s head is born smaller than it should be, compared to babies of the same sex and age.
There are also possible reports of a connection between Zika and Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a neurological disorder that can lead to paralysis. With GBS, a person’s immune system attacks nerve cells. It can last for weeks or months. In Brazil, which has been hit hard by Zika, an increasing number of people are also being reported with GBS. The CDC is investigating if there’s a connection.”
read more at the full article linked above
Could warnings to pregnant mothers during the tribulation, as found is the Gospels of Mark, Luke, and here in Matthew 24:19 – possibly be yet another sign of imminent tribulation:
“But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!”
You know from my books, I think this is the year we enter the great tribulation.