Zika Virus: Another STD For Carnival


Is the Zika virus another Sexually Transmitter Disease (STD) we have to worry about in Trindad and Tobago especially during the Carnival season?

Apart from the 'wine and jam' that is Carnival it also goes hand in hand with the heightened irresponsible tendencies of unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancies among others. This leads to heightened awareness of STDs and AIDS and and all the other campaigns that practically beg us to protect ourselves from ourselves because as human beings who are highest on the food chain, we need to be told to protect ourselves, we need to be badgered to not have unprotected sex or you might die or to not drink and drive because you might die and kill others. Make sense?

As I digress now that there is a report in the United States that the Zika virus was transmitted through sex and not a mosquito bite are we going to depend on Government to tell us not to have u protected sex and take other relevant precautions or are we 'gonna play dumb'?

"A patient infected in Dallas, Texas, is likely to have been infected by sexual contact", according to the BBC who was told by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The person had not travelled to infected areas but their partner had returned from Venezuela.

Zika is carried by mosquitoes and has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.

It is spreading through the Americas and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the disease linked to the virus a global public health emergency.


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