Sloane Borr, a pregnant woman from Miami, dressed in a beekeeper costume to protect herself from Zika infection. The Borrs want to protect their unborn baby as well as they can. This extreme protection measure should call the attention of the authorities which need to act against the dangerous virus. The 29-year-old pregnant woman wears a hazmat suit during her photo session meant to announce the pregnancy. In Miami, this terrible disease continues to affect a lot of people, representing a massive danger for pregnant women.
- Pregnant women try to find ways of protecting themselves from the virus.
- The threat of microcephaly is alarming a lot of pregnant women.
Some people barricade themselves inside their homes trying to avoid the stung off the mosquitoes which transmit the Zika infection. Others decide to leave everything behind and get out of town. The Zika infection can cause microcephaly in fetuses, damaging the brain of the babies. They can suffer from mental impairments and severe physical disabilities.
Las week, the Florida Department of Health stated that there appeared another infected area with the dangerous mosquitoes. The area of Boarrs house is exactly in the middle of the newly affected zone. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had asked pregnant women to do their blood tests as soon as possible. On October 20, surveys proved that 111 women from Florida were infected with Zika virus.
The wave of Zika infection was announced that it has started in Wynwood, which was declared the first continental US area infected with the dangerous virus. The most microcephaly cases were registered in Brazil. The Borr family was scared by the virus, and the pregnant woman flew to Boston at their relatives. After Sloane Borr had undergone some tests, the doctors assured her she is Zika-free.
In all this time she spent there she claimed she never felt that lonely. She missed her husband, and she knew she needs to get back home, fighting together against Zika infection. The Zika virus was proved to be sexually transmitted. If a man is infected with this virus, he is more likely to transmit it to his partner if they do not use protection.
Slone Borr decided to stay inside until March when she will give birth to her son. She frequently uses bug repellent and checks her skin every day to see if she got any bites. Because of the Zika infection, the special gift of being a mom was partly ruined. Pregnant women to be on a constant alert, fighting against the disease.
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