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NEWS SNIPPET: ZIKA STATUS

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As of last week, the CDC reported 1,305 cases of Zika in the United States, and one local cases of transmission between humans due to sexual contact. Scientists learned that Zika can cause devastating outcomes, including death, in infected children and adults—not just among fetuses. The first death caused by Zika was recorded in the United States earlier this month.

The World Health Organization declared Zika a global emergency back in early February, around the time the Obama Administration asked Congress for $1.9 billion in emergency money to combat the mosquito-borne virus. But the US House of Representative balked at that request, and many of them dismissed it as unnecessary.

The situation is getting grave as US enters the mosquito (summer) season. And to top it, Congress embarked on a seven-week recess last week, without resolving the question of whether to approve money to combat Zika.

Now we have a brewing crisis in our hand. I wonder when politicians will get out of the way, quit playing politics and think first about the people they represent.

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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