Friday, September 02, 2016

Not warning the public and states about Zika will cause a panic at the first diagnosis.

Everywhere there is water there is a potential for mosquitoes. Then the people will not trust the government and there will be a loss of sincere control in the public.

From the CDC: "Infectious Disease Issues associated with Hurricane Katrina." (click here) The after math of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans was a nightmare because of lack of preparedness and warnings. The warnings only went out a day or two before.

The storm now known as Hermine has the potential of spreading disease across the east coast USA. MAYBE. There are currently only two species of mosquitoes known to carry the virus Zika. 

August 28, 2016
By Katy Galimberti
Experts say (click here) that hurricanes and tropical storms could influence the spread of the Zika virus.
With a brewing system that could impact the Gulf Coast, tropical activity could lead to a wider spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
Jason Rasgon, associate professor of entomology and disease epidemiology at Penn State University, told AccuWeather that there are multiple methods in which hurricanes and tropical storms can spread mosquitoes, including those carrying Zika.

I am not stating this out of turn. 

The spread of Zika is complicated. It is complicated by species and the specific type of CLIMATE which Zika can survive. Kindly remember this virus has been around a long time, but, it was only recently (with a warming planet) it has taken on this horrible presence in places and in ways it never has been before. I do not believe anyone has guarantees about Zika.

The species of mosquito MAY OR MAY NOT survive in Maine or New Jersey or Virginia. But, the east coast has to be ready to begin testing their waterways for mosquitoes and for virus that may be carried by other mosquitoes. The NIH should be carrying out some rapid trials with other mosquitoes as to whether or not they can carry Zika if the NIH hasn't done that already.

Kindly remember, the US Congress has not passed funding for all these tests and for assistance to states that find themselves questioning their waters. 

I understand there are now pollinators dying because of the spraying in Florida. That is not necessary and it is malpractice of the government. State entomologists will know what will kill mosquitoes while not effecting pollinators. Any mass spraying that kills ALL insects is outrageous and uncalled for. It is also dangerous because insects will mutate to resist insecticides. Simply spraying to kill all insects is insane. Where insects are killed off, there will be others that will migrate into the absence of competition and become resistant to insecticides. THEN we really have a mess.

State entomologists should be any Governor's good if not best friend.

The waterways will have to be monitored and if there is any trace of Zika anywhere along the east coast there needs to be interventions to end the presence of the virus. 

Pregnant women and those becoming pregnant should be using excellent mosquito repellent whenever there is a chance a mosquito is around. Citronella candles and other ways of preventing mosquitoes from bothering anyone, like bug zappers, should be used in the interim until the SEASON for mosquitoes is over. Every state is different, but, there is are seasons when the mosquitoes reach maximum and then there is the weather and climate that will prevent them from laying eggs or exist at all. 

This is the beginning of September and the climate will be changing soon. Autumn means the Zika virus will not have a chance. The USA, especially in the northeast, has a far different climate after a specific time of year and the danger will end. That is not the case in the tropics or subtropics. 

Sorry to state all this and bring back news, but, I want no one else to receive the wrath of this virus. If there is a devil I swear it is his creation. 

Until later.

September 2, 2016
By Morgan Winsor

Hours after Hurricane Hermine (click here) made landfall in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott urged the public on Friday to steer clear of debris and standing water to help stop the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Hermine, which downgraded to a tropical storm after hitting land early Friday, brought strong winds, heavy rains and flooding to a wide swath of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Any area left with standing water creates a prime habitat for mosquitoes to lay their eggs -- raising the risk of spreading the Zika outbreak, which has hit small pockets of Miami-Dade County in the southern part of the state.

“It is incredibly important that everyone do their part to combat the Zika virus by dumping standing water,” Scott said during a news conference Friday morning. “Remember to wear long sleeves and bug repellent when outdoors.”

The Zika virus was first detected in a small area of northern Miami in July. A second outbreak location was found in Miami Beach in August. At least 47 people have been infected in the outbreak via mosquitoes....     
The Flint River Water Project is being received well. I am being provided with 'access' rather than a truck load of paper. 

I have to plan time and a trip of which may be three to four different trips to different locations, but, it is happening.