Friday, January 22, 2016
Questions About ZIKA
I'm sure that we'll be discussing ZIKA at the February meeting. ZIKA is the mosquito-borne illness that is primarily in South America now, but has been found in the US. The illness is particularly dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn children. It is known to cause, among other things, serious birth defects--including microcephaly. It can impede brain development in unborn children.
So little is known about this illness, but it IS getting much needed attention. It raises a lot of questions. Could this impact the number of children born with other brain issues--like hydrocephalus? I'm sure that we can come up with other questions before the next meeting!