Connecticut Continues to Prepare for Zika Virus Outbreaks
Zika. It's real, and Connecticut continues to ratchet up the fight against it.
I've been blogging about the Zika virus for quite a while now. While we aren't in panic mode in Connecticut or the U.S. as a whole, you can't Google Zika without getting more and more hits. Just the other day, NBCnews.com about another outbreak in Florida.
Connecticut has seen its share of Zika cases too, and now, the state is taking new aggressive measures to combat the Zika virus. According to WFSB.com, government leaders met at a response training exercise at the Department of Public Health, where the discussions were about ways to prevent the virus and how the state would respond if it were to spread here. Obviously, preparedness is key.
There may also be a breakthrough that can be credited to Yale New Haven scientists in the fight against the Zika virus. An account from Yale News says that they have new research showing that there is an approved drug on the market that could possibly stop the virus from causing the dangerous birth defect microcephaly. The drug is called Sofosbuvir.
Kudos to the state of Connecticut for continuing its response to Zika, and huge props to the scientists at Yale.