I had read about zika the other day because we have a new monster sized mosquito in Florida so I was concerned. The big one I think was first seen in Orlando in 2013. Not all over Florida yet. I did see just maybe a few last year but this year we had a lot of them. They're the size of a fucking car. Seriously, like 20 times the size of a normal mosquito, including teeth.
But I think I read of zika that it's just dangerous to pregnant women, to their fetus. Otherwise you might get sick but that will pass.
But did any one here even bother to read the article. I just skimmed the first part real quick. Looks like it's about bug born diseases. Transmission by bug. Not by human. The human factor they speak of is the likes of shipping and every day travel.
The list of scary bug-borne illnesses seems to get longer every year: Lyme, West Nile, Chagas, dengue, chikungunya — and now Zika, the first case of which turned up in Puerto Rico last week.
Some factors in the new spread are, for now, unstoppable, scientists say: the weather is hotter; cheap airfares mean humans travel more than they did decades ago
So you Republiklans are using, what, migrant mosquitoes in your argument against immigration?
What did you blame the Great Lakes zebra mussel invasion on? Détente?