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Jan Rocha – Global warming linked to spread of zika virus

Climate News Network, 5 February, 2016 – The Zika virus, transmitted by the same mosquito as dengue fever, has spread with alarming speed throughout South and Central America – and scientists in Brazil suspect that global warming is exacerbating the problem. Although the virus, named after the Ugandan forest where it was first identified, usually causes only mild symptoms and …

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Zika Virus Hysteria Got You Worked Up?

The other day a lady friend called to ask what I thought about the Zika virus.  She said she needed to hurry up and get pregnant and get through her first trimester before summer arrived in her southern state– bringing mosquitoes– so that her baby would not be born with microcephaly if she caught the Zika virus. This was a real phone …