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Finding Protection from the Zika Virus

Zika is a hot topic on the news – especially with the threat of it coming to the US by way of Florida. There are steps we can take to protect ourselves form the virus in the short run. However, those steps can only do so much good when it comes to speaking in the long-term sense of the word “protection.” If we are serious about keeping ourselves protected from Zika, we have to start at the beginning. By finding out what causes this virus and what we can do to prevent it from spreading are essential in finding long-term protection from such threatening viruses as Zika. Scientists can only do what they can with what they have. The question rises are we doing everything we as a nation can do to help scientists protect us from such a serious threat? Find out in this opinion article by Jack Payne of Growing Produce.

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