Elijah Michigan

Zika Virus

This letter is about why we need to track the spread of zika and how we need to find a cure or a possible end to this virus.

November 3, 2016

Dear Next President,

Zika was first found out 69 years ago but somehow it started to grow bigger and today more people are now affected by it. Since the 1950s the zika virus was known as the zika fever. Africa and South America has the most zika locations but Miami was most recently declared a “zika zone”. If the zika virus starts to spread to across america and because of that, there will be more viruses and problems.

In Michigan we are currently not affected by the zika virus but i have family in Florida and it concerns me very much. I think that the government and scientist should research and find a cure or a possible solution to end the zika virus. If we don't act quick we will start to see more and more cases in zika on the news.

When the zika virus enters a pregnant woman's body the baby will have a permanent birth defect or deformities. Miami was recently declared a “zika zone” and if we don’t act quick the whole entire state of florida will be a “zika zone”. The worse part is there is currently no vaccines or medicine to treat it! The zika virus can lead to a fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes.

Luckily, according to the White House, “They will speed up the process of vaccines, Allow people such as pregnant to get easily get tested and prompt result and ensure states and communities particularly those in the south that have had experienced local outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya in the past.” But I believe we can easily do simple things such as prevent the mosquito bites and use insect repellent. But the government should start tracking the spread of zika and find a way to get rid of the virus. In conclusion we should fund scientist and researchers and find a cure or a way to get rid of the virus out of the human body or out of the United States Of America.