Alarmingly the Zika Virus is going up in numbers in different places through out the world.
20,000 cases reported in Puerto Rico. 2,000 cases were reported last week bringing the number to 20,000.
Of the 20,000, 1,706 are women who are pregnant. The Zika Virus presents the most threat to a pregnant woman because Zika can cause severe birth defects to babies.
It has now also been reported that 48 people diagnosed with a temporary paralysis condition linked to Zika known as Guillain-Barre. One person died from that condition after becoming infected with Zika. 150 people were hospitalized.
Also, people who have other illnesses or medical conditions coupled with the Zika Virus are more vulnerable and can lead to death.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unprecedented travel warning Monday, advising pregnant women and their partners not to travel to a small community just north of downtown Miami, where Zika is actively circulating. This is the first time the CDC has warned people not to travel to an American neighborhood for fear of catching an infectious disease, according to agency spokesman Tom Skinner.”