TOWNHALL — MICHELE MALKIN —Latin America’s Zika virus is the latest undocumented immigrant to hit our shores, but have no fear. Self-appointed Zika Warrior Prince Charles Schumer has declared that he is here to stop it.
The New York Democrat has a “three-point plan” of attack to build a “firewall” that will prevent an outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness from spreading across our mainland. He’s armed with big charts and jabby index fingers, too. Allons!
Five cases of the Zika virus have been identified in the Empire State alone. The CDC says a total of 31 Americans in 11 states and Washington, D.C., have been identified as carriers who brought the miserable disease in from abroad.
The feds’ don’t worry-be-happy health bureaucrats emphasize that these are “isolated” incidents that can be contained by simply avoiding travel to hotspots like Brazil, where the disease has been linked to an explosion of microcephaly among an estimated 4,000 babies.
But on Tuesday, Dallas County, Texas, reported the first case in a resident based here in the continental U.S. who contracted the condition “through sexual contact with someone who had visited a Zika-endemic country,” according to health officials.