Although the blog refers to the Dominican Republic, all the information is also applicable to Puerto Rico and the other surrounding islands.
All over the Caribbean and Latin America Zika is making an appearance. Though the Dominican Republic as of yet remains unaffected it is only a matter of time for it to spread here from Haiti or from people on incoming flights. This is the second new vector borne virus to hit the island in two years. Two years ago Chikungunya hit DR. Within months it spread to a very large number of people, me among them. A year and a half ago my partner I contracted the illness and are still suffering with it to this day.
We are very apprehensive and concerned about Zika Virus. The outcomes in other countries for pregnant women are frightening. The rate of pregnancies here could mean a lot of disabled children being born, deaths of the seriously ill, and simply no one wants another virus. Many of it’s symptoms equal that of chikungunya…
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