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CDC says worse than originall thought

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    Posted: April 11 2016 at 5:25pm
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And how BBC reports on this (although it is a bit short on actual details)

Originally posted by BBC BBC wrote:

he Zika virus is "scarier" than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials have admitted.

A wider range of birth defects has been linked to the virus, said Dr Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And the mosquitoes that carry the virus could travel to more US states than previously thought, she said.

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"Most of what we've learned is not reassuring," said Dr Schuchat at White House briefing on Monday.

"Everything we know about this virus seems to be scarier than we initially thought."

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There were also reports of rare neurologic problems in adults, he said.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36020165
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CDC releases new data showing the distribution of Zika transmitting mosquitoes in the US


http://www.news-medical.net/news/20170621/CDC-releases-new-data-showing-the-distribution-of-Zika-transmitting-mosquitoes-in-the-US.aspx?hl=1&noRedirect=1


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Look it does not matter if you live in a state that is affected. It will be a burden on all in the U.S. if Zika is not controlled or stopped by a vaccine. The taxpayer is responsible for the education of all children including children who are affected by macrocephaly. That means huge tax dollars it will be cheaper for the CDC to find a vaccine for Zika than to educated these children.

Now when I say educate these children I mean baby sitting these children from Kindergarten to High School graduation. I know of a child that could barely communicate but went through High School graduation which meant the taxpayer paid for a person to take care of her in the classroom which meant changing her diaper, feeding her through a tube, a person to do physical therapy several times a week, and many more services.

I don't think many of you understand that this is what happens in our schools and that these children unless violent are in regular classrooms and it is very expensive. I have no problem with this but if we have thousands of these children it will break the education system.

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Spot on, FluMom!

There is an underlying problem which drives the financial discrepancies.  The CDC is looking for a vaccine, other wings of the government pay for the pointless "Education".  The CDC probably thinks itself immune from the education costs, so there is less urgency to pay for vaccine trials, which are very expensive.

Yet, your point is both valid and accurate, FluMom.  I can attest to this as the mother of a severely disabled son, who went through 14 years of education, of which less than 1 year had any effect.  

So, what to do?  Perhaps higher echelons of Government need to, at least help, fund the search for a vaccine.  As you so eruditely point out, it is both cheaper and kinder in the long run.
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