"Canada’s doctors want legislators to get a little bit tougher on parents who don’t vaccinate their kids. The Canadian Medical Association on Tuesday called for an end to non-medical exemptions in provinces that have mandatory vaccination rules." #VaccinesWork #EveryChildNeeds #SB277 #CommunityImmunity
"many scientists are concerned that the outbreak in Florida may be larger and more widespread than the number of cases suggests.
'#Zika is one of those diseases that is always like an iceberg — you just see the tip,' says Alessandro Vespignani, a computer scientist at Northeastern University in Boston, who has been tasked with modeling the spread of the virus.... 'We estimate there will be 395 infected people by Sept. 15 [in Florida],' says Ira Longini, a biostatistician at the University of Florida, who collaborates with Vespignani.... The number of Zika cases in Florida will very likely continue to rise until October or November,... the big concern is Texas — which has roughly a 25 percent chance of having a small outbreak in the next month, according to the models." #ZapZika #ZikaVirus #contagion
“California health officials on Friday urged travelers returning home from the Olympics as well as countries where #Zika is spreading to continue to wear insect repellent and to practice safe sex for several more weeks, to help prevent the spread of the virus in the Golden State…. The total number of travel-associated Zika cases has jumped statewide by almost 50 percent in the last three weeks, from 114 recorded on July 29 to 170 by Friday,… there could be many more cases than reported, because not everyone has symptoms.” #ZapZika #ZikaVirus #contagion