FINAL PROJECT:Structures and Arguments > What you need to know about Zika

Beginning: Most people know, or at least have imagined, the incredible love that is between a parent and their child. It is a love that can not be explained, unconditional in nature and runs as deep as the soul. We have all seen this in our everyday lives: when a mother holds her crying infant who has yet to experience the world, or when a toddler jumps into their dad’s arms at the end of a pre-school day. Imaging that you have been so blessed as to be expecting a your own little bundle of joy and experience that unconditional love in the flesh. Continue to imagine you, elated with the idea of being a parent, walking into the doctor's office for your second trimester check up to have the doctor tell you that you baby is not developing properly and that he or she may have a cognitive defect. The feeling you have at this moment is what thousands of young expecting mothers felt across South America. And now this felling is being felt by individuals living in America too.

-What is Zika
Brief description of the virus. Name viruses within the same family.
Description of the disease:
Children with zika
Adults with Zika
Infants with Zika
-Mosquito Vector
Which mosquitos carry the vector
Where these mosquitoes can be found
-Zika transmission
Mosquito bites
Transmission through sex
Transmission through blood transfusion
Transmission of Zika to unborn child.
-Likelihood of women getting Zika if they live in the mid atlantic
Cases of people that have gotten Zika
Migration patterns of the mosquito
Something here that I am not quite sure of… Maybe the comparison of how well health organizations were able to lower the malaria outbreak or how fast outbreaks like these in general could happen and why (maybe add in individual case of mosquitos being trapped on airplanes)
-Zika prevention
Details on traveling
Bug repellent that
Protection during intercourse

Zika virus is primarily transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus. Because both Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus can be found in the Mid Atlantic Zika is expected to spread to their as well as many other regions like the south and to some western regions like California without proper control mechanisms. Zika can cause Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in adults and Microcephaly in infants when contracted form the mother in the womb. Given the serious consequences of contracting Zika a great deal of importance should be placed on precautionary measures to prevent yourself against the disease. Women (and men alike) should be aware that this disease can be spread to sexual partners through intercouse, from mother to unborn child and through blood transfusions.

LOGOS: I will use facts from agencies that have conducted studies.
PATHOS: Cases of women who contracted Zika and transmitting it to their babies causing them to have Microcephaly.
ETHOS: Information received from CDC, WHO, and NIH
Goal: informative fact sheet/ summary on Zika the disease, the transmission of Zika and how one can protect themselves from Zika. I will taler this paper for individuals who live in the mid atlantic region.

Structure: Illustrate a Concept

(I was a bit confused on the details but, I hope this is what you were expecting from this post)
May 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterF
F, I appreciate the detail here but think this plan will be too large for the final project. Scale back to your proposed audience: health center background paper from which to guide patient care of young adults, college students, with an emphasis on women.
May 5, 2017 | Registered CommenterMarybeth Shea