Unlike other virus, Zika is the only one to cross the blood-testes barrier, where immune cells do not even dare to go. Wash U discovered that Zika not just crosses over, but also attacks Sertoli cells, which sustain sperm cells and protect developing ones. Sertoli cells do not generate, which accounts for infertility in mice.
Countries worldwide particularly in Central and South America have raised an alarm on Zika infections especially for pregnant women because the virus causes microcephaly in the infant. However, men may also be on the forefront of concern for the Zika virus can potentially affect their reproductive capacities.
Young children under 5 years old and the elderly, 65 years old and above are the most vulnerable group. Healthy robust people may also get infected as the flu virus changes every season.
The study used images taken by satellite to measure air quality in major cities, covering 2 billion children worldwide. It was discovered that 300 million children dwell in areas where outdoor pollution is at toxic level, 6-7 times higher than international standards.
The biggest scare of Halloween comes from Halloween makeup products like face paints laden with toxic chemicals deemed unsafe for kids. These makeup products contained toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium, arsenic and chromium.
Senior citizens are at the top of the list of people at risk for contracting and unfortunately, passing away from the coronavirus. This is in great part due to their weaker immune systems and common existing health problems associated with aging. As such, it has been highly recommended that seniors do their best to remain at home to reduce the likelihood of contracting the virus.