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Informative Speech On Zika

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Thesis: The Zika virus continues to spread from country to country having hundreds of cases here in the United States, we all must know a little background about this virus. Introduction: I. Attention: A lot of people have cancelled their island vacations this year due to the on going news about Zika. II. Reveal & relate topic: We all need to learn about Zika today because it is currently rapidly spreading around the globe. III. Credibility: According to an article by Debra Goldschmidt on CNN, April 15th of 2016 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screened a little over 4,000 people for the Zika virus between January and March. Over 4% tested positive for the virus. More than 94% tested negative and another 1% had an unspecified virus in the same family as Zika.…show more content…
Preview: Today I am going to inform you about the history of the Zika virus, how it can be transmitted and precautions that can be taken in order to keep clear of this virus. Body: I. Main Point 1: According to an Article on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, published on June 20, 2016 - Zika was first discovered in 1947, named after the Zika Forest in Uganda. Sub-point 1: In 1952, the first human cases of Zika were detected and since then, outbreaks of Zika have been reported in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. B. Sub-point 2: Before 2007, at least 14 cases of Zika had been documented. There were many other cases but because the symptoms are so mild and similar to other illnesses they may not have been recognized. (transition) The virus doesn't spread from person to person, like the flu. II. Main point 2: As stated on whitehouse.gov by Amy Pope, February 23rd of 2016, Only about one in five people infected with the Zika Virus will actually feel
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