Flora & Fauna
Lack of zika awareness in American Samoa
01-02-2016 - RNZI.
The mosquito-borne disease has been linked to thousands of severe birth defects in Brazil, although there is no definitive proof zika was the cause.
Our American Samoa correspondent Monica Miller said a woman diagnosed with zika last week was told by a LBJ doctor that up to six people a day were being diagnosed with the virus.
She said the woman, who did not want to be named, felt there wasn't enough awareness about the possible effects on pregnant women and their babies.