There is nothing frailer than a developing fetus.
Not only is it susceptible to a lot of external factors, but its development gravely depends on how the mother would take care of her body. And one horrifying virus that affects unborn children is steadily multiplying in a manner where it cannot be resolved by any government.
Native from Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas, the Zika virus—a mosquito-borne illness—has reportedly contributed to the alarming cases of 3,500 babies in Brazil who have been born with unusually small heads.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the symptoms of Zika are similar to those of dengue and chikungunya, which are diseases caused by other viruses spread by the same type of mosquitoes. While it’s virtually not a life-threatening virus to normal people, the primary concern about this virus is its effects on developing fetuses. There is a threatening video taking the World Wide Web by storm about the correlation of thousands of babies being born with microcephaly while they contracted the Zika virus while still in the womb.
And currently, there are no vaccines or medications available to prevent or treat Zika infections.
There are no known locally transmitted instances of the virus in the United States. However, cases have been reported in returning travelers, the CDC said. And in Hawaii over the weekend, a baby born with microcephaly (a birth defect that causes a small head and brain damage) was determined to have contracted the disease.
In that case, the mother had likely contracted Zika virus when she was living in Brazil in May 2015, and her baby acquired it in the womb, said the Hawaii State Health Department on Saturday. Neither the mother nor child is infectious, health officials said.
The risk of pregnant mothers transmitting the virus to their babies caused the CDC to issue an alert for women traveling to Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. Brazil’s health ministry said pregnant women should consult their doctors before traveling to Brazil.
Here’s the full video about Zika virus:
And here’s a quasi-religious-prophetical take on the virus:
Whether or not we’re approaching the end of times or we’re just underway the next phase of human civilization, only one thing is clear. We need each other to contribute and make a change that will revolutionize our outlook towards the world and one another; because sooner or later, we’re going to stand together as one race in the face of prophetical conclusion or a transcendental evolution.