[Ads-l] WOTY - Zika

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 20 10:49:08 UTC 2016

Zika headlined the national news yesterday.  I live in Florida and it's been in local papers a lot, now national.  It's projected that Puerto Rico will have 25% infected by end of 2016.  Zika a flu-like condition most worry-some for pregnant people because it's associated with the baby having small heads, microcephaly, a new WOTY word as well.


I've heard the word "zika" usually pronounced ~zeeku but yesterday ~ziku (~truespel)



Up to 270 microcephaly cases expected in Puerto Rico due to Zika: officials | Fox News<http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/08/19/up-to-270-microcephaly-cases-expected-in-puerto-rico-due-to-zika-officials.html>
U.S. health experts estimate that as many as 270 babies in Puerto Rico may be born with the severe birth defect known as microcephaly caused by Zika infections in their mothers during pregnancy.

Tom Zurinskas,
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