U.S. Elections

Trump And Clinton Stay In The Lead

In the Republic Party, we have Donald Trump in the lead with over 450 delegates. For Trump to become the Republic nominee, he needs 1,237 delagetes meaning that donald trump has a high chance of becoming president. Some people believe that if Trump becomes president, he would bring change to America. However, others believe he would set back America due to the many sexist and racists comments he has made.

In the Democratic party, we have Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders competing with Clinton in the lead by over 1,223 delagetes. Clinton is in need of 2,383 delegates for her to become the Democrat nominee.

The Zika Virus

“ As many as four million people could be infected by the end of the year!”

The World Health Organization has recently declared the Zika Virus an ‘international public health emergency.’ As of February 2016, scientists have found that pregnant women suffering from the zika fever have lead to intrauterine growth restriction and abnormal brain development of their babies.

The Zika virus is a disease that is transmitted by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes. Since the 1950s the Zika virus has been known to occur within the narrow equatorial belt from Africa to Asia. The virus has now spread eastward across the pacific Ocean to French Polynesia, New Caledonia, the Cook islands, Easter island and Mexico, between 2013-2014. In 2015, the Zika virus spread to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Southern and Central America, where it has reach a pandemic level! Increasing global travel is one theory for why the disease has spread to quickly.

Scientists say that their is a possibility that the Zika virus causes microcephaly– unusually small heads up to 15% smaller and often damaged brains – when doctors in northern Brazil noticed a surge in babies with the condition.

When the patient are infected with the Zika virus most people won’t know they have because only 1 in 5 people will show signs of symptoms. Usual symptoms include; fevers, joint pain, conjunctivitis, muscle pain and headaches. These symptoms can last for as short as few days or for as long as a few weeks and there is no vaccination. If however, you have been infected, it is most likely that you will become immune to virus. If you are pregnant the C.D.C. has strongly advised that you don’t travel to regions where Zika is being transmitted. See a doctor if you have visited to these regions and if you are planning to become pregnant. Many questions are yet to be answered such as weather or not a woman can pass the virus to a man through sex? Does a man have to have blood in his semen to be infectious? Is the man infectious before the blood appears? If there is no blood, does he have to have had Zika symptoms like fever and rash to transmit the virus? How long does a man remain infectious?

Scientist say that their is a possibility that the Zika virus causes microcephaly– unusually small heads up to 15% smaller and often damaged brains – when doctors in northern Brazil noticed a surge in babies with the condition.