in just 6 weeks, there was a peak of 520% in cases in the US Zika Two new studies conducted over ten countries, have found that, in general, women are 60-90% more likely to contract the virus Zika than men of the same age – despite both sexes have the same exposure to mosquitoes. In some countries, such as Colombia, peak numbers drastically, demonstrating that women there are 300% more likely to contract the virus than men. Although scientists are not completely sure what contributes to these statistics, it is believed that the main cause being the sexual relationship.
has long since been known that Zika can be sexually transmitted. However, new data show that Zika can remain active in the semen of men for several months after contracting the virus – even in men who show the slightest symptoms. On this other side, there is no evidence that Zika transfers from woman to man. Which means that an infected woman having sex will not transfer the virus to man, but an infected man who has sex with a woman is almost certain to transfer the virus.
For this reason, it is generally presumed that sex is now one of the main drivers of Zika among young women in South America. Other medical experts such as Donald A. Berry, a bio-statistic that leads to the University of Texas, call the misleading studies. For example, massive amounts of women in South America live in fear of contracting the virus, therefore they get tested regularly. Since men can not have children, and the effects of Zika in their bodies are of less consequence than women, rarely, if ever, do men seek to be tested.
According to Berry, the fact that many more women get tested than men, could cause an artificial inflation statistics – as seen in the two most recent studies. A second study in bio-statistics recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine seems to support the conclusions of Mr. Berry.
The Center for Disease Control watches up to 80% of infections are asymptomatic Zika; 50% of pregnant women who have finished testing positive for Zika in the United States, were fully aware that they had been infected. For these reasons, the CDC concludes that the spread of Zika around America may be more common than statistics suggest. The defender CDC for testing at random throughout the whole America in order to reveal the true extent of the epidemic.
Meanwhile, in the continental United States, there are currently 819 people infected with Zika virus – each occurrence happening in the last year. To give you some perspective on this, on May 23, 2016, there were only 157 cases of Zika in the United States -. A peak of 520% in Zika infections in only the last month and a half
Despite this, our Republican led Congress “ Zika does not believe it constitutes a public health emergency “and from this week, $ 1.1 billion in emergency funds to fight the spread of Zika within the continental United States has voted in the Senate.