Month: February 2016

Sergio Cortes Explains The Zika Virus In Plain Language

It’s very helpful when doctors, especially ones as well-educated as Dr. Sergio Cortes, explained on imminent health threats in plain, everyday language that everyone can easily understand. Getting information out to the public regarding the Zika virus is vital; the article Find Out More About Zika Virus With Sergio Cortes, from his personal blog, gives people the tools they need to lessen their chances of contracting the virus. Since Zika is now definitely linked to microcephaly, a birth defect affecting infant’s development, it is imperative that pregnant women avoid contracting the Zika virus. The virus is not contagious; people cannot catch it from another person who has the virus, however, when a mosquito that stings a person who has the Zika virus, the mosquito will carry the virus to the next person it bites. This is making it difficult for Brazilian officials to contain the virus, although they are working very hard to eradicate as many mosquitoes as possible.

Avoiding any location where mosquitoes are present in the best way to avoid contracting the Zika virus. Window screens and mosquito netting will help keep mosquitoes out of homes and removing containers from yards that might hold water will keep mosquitoes from using the standing water as a place to lay their eggs. Wearing long clothing that covers the arms and legs will also help prevent mosquito bites. Dr. Sergio Cortes also suggests that people call their Municipal Health Department if they see containers with stagnant water on property that they do not have access to, such as vacant lots or in uncooperative neighbor’s yards.

As Dr. Cortes explains in a Dino article, symptoms of the virus include red spots on the skin, body aches and a high fever. The symptoms are very similar to the symptoms of the Chikungunya virus. In both cases, individuals should consult a doctor, drink plenty of water and rest as much as possible. A physician may prescribe painkillers, however, aspirin is not recommended because of its anticoagulant properties.

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George Soros Offers Insights Into The Current World Markets

The world of markets today change rapidly. What may be true about the stock market one day may not be true the next. It is vitally important to stay on top of the markets as much as possible. Staying on top of the market today means being fully aware of the many kinds of factors that may influence it in some way. A person who knows that the actions of the Chinese government may have a direct influence on the stocks they own is someone who can truly invest wisely and see the value of their stocks rise even when market conditions are in their favor.

Someone from Bloomberg who knows the importance of being aware of such market changes is investor George Soros. Soros has spend his entire life watching the world markets carefully. He has seen his skills allow him to watch as his fortune has grown into the billions. When he speaks, people listen. They know that they are hearing the wise words of someone who knows exactly how the market is likely to fair in any given time frame. This is why he had many people listen to him when he spoke recently in Sri Lanka. As reported on Bloomberg Television, Soros wants investors to be aware of the potential for problems in the markets that may mirror those that were present during 2008.

In his view, the markets today are not clear and have many kinds of issues that may have the potential to cause problems of all kinds for investors. George Soros has been able to see tremendous returns for his investors so he is obviously aware of the best way to generate impressive rates of returns for himself and his followers. He knows that the key to such issues is to make sure that the climate is right for any potential investment. In his view, the present day markets have many kinds of problems that are likely to be similar to those seen in the markets eight years ago.

During that time, equities fell and so did investor confidence. He sees conditions as being very similar today as many parts of the world have problems with currency values. In his view, investors need to be cautious and aware of the need to remain so as the year continues. He understands that such caution can be vital when weathering a problem of any kind. In his view, the problems in the currency markets are likely to continue for much of the present time and contribute to all kinds of problems including the possibility of the markets losing value as such changes have an impact. He thinks it best to adopt a wait and see policy right now.