Pros And Consequences Of Zika Virus
All being Amtrak, airports, heliports, and their landing facilities. This can also increase Seattle’s chances of mosquito larvae that contain Zika virus to be brought into the city. Making it easier for the transportation in and out of the state and possibly the country to expose this population to the virus, with stand stills of water that are the breeding grounds of mosquitos.
Zika virus as of now has not been detected in any of the mosquitos in the state of Washington, as of now the only way for residents in Seattle and the state of Washington to have a chance of contracting Zika virus if they travel or they have unprotected sex with a person who is infected (Health, W.S, n/d1). Seattle is not like any average city when it comes to mosquitos. Seattle does not have a very high population of mosquitos in their city. On average it typically takes a mosquito’s egg four to five days in hot weather to hatch and grow into adulthood. In cooler temperatures it typically takes mosquitos two to three weeks to hatch and grow into adulthood. With the temperatures in Seattle being cooler and not having very high temperatures they do not have the environment for the mosquito population to grow rapidly to have a problem (Ahern, …show more content…
These cases were thought to be higher because of the places residents have traveled to which were: Mexico, Hawaii, and Latin America. After their travels they reported that they became ill when they arrived home. These two viruses cause joint pain, fever, rash, and meningitis and encephalitis can occur as well. The cases for Washington residents who have been affected by mosquito born illnesses’ are relatively low there can still be a possibility that there can an outbreak of Zika virus in the future due to traveling residents (Aleccia,