The Zika Virus now has reached the United States and should be a cause of concern and awareness. In this episode, you'll learn:
--That mosquito-borne diseases are spreading rapidly, with an area three times as large compared to five years ago.
--How 80% of the people who have the Zika virus will have no illness from it. And 100% of those with the Zika virus are immune to it for the rest of their lives.
--How the West Nile virus spread all the way to Indiana and why the Zika virus has the same potential.
--The travel restrictions you should keep in mind and how to protect yourself while traveling.
--How to protect yourself from mosquitoes and the viruses they carry.
--How to evaluate your immune system.
--Why Dr. Prather says that a very weak immune system can mean that you NEVER get sick (and why that's a bad thing). And the difference between "feeling good" and "being good".
--The effective treatments to boost your immune system. And why you are more susceptible to viruses if you are on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
--That pharmaceuticals aren't very effective in fighting viruses.
--Why college students are more likely to get sick from viruses.