Specter of Zika epidemic looms over a skeptical Puerto Rico

…”unprecedented availability of free birth control will reduce the number of babies with birth defects.”

Puerto Rico has had a decrease in births due to loosing population of women leaving for the United States. Cleaning up the environment to decrease the number of mosquitoes, but fumigation and insect repellent is not a common practice in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has always dealt with mosquitoes. One benefit of the Zika scare is the creation of desperately needed jobs.

via Specter of Zika epidemic looms over a skeptical Puerto Rico

Published by nelsongon

I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write and speak fluently in Spanish and English. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I am currently still interested in world politics, social justice, and income inequality. Health and wellness are essential to survive and thrive. I am working on patience and skills necessary to keep learning.

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