There is two toddlers Anias and Jadon McDonald they are currently two years old and were born conjoined of the head and are going through surgery today October 13 2016. This birth is very rare the chances are 1 in a million. There mother was saying how she almost doesn't want to separate them because god sent them to her the way they are for a reason. The only reason she went ahead with the surgery is because if they didn't do it there was a higher risk that they wouldn't survive living after the age of two. One third die within 24 hours of their birth, and about 80% of twins joined at the head die of medical complications by the age of 2 if not separated and she didn't want that risk. Although there is risks in surgery she decided to take that path instead. In the operating room there was more than 20 people in the room it consisted of surgeons, doctors, nurses, staff. The surgery took almost 17 hours and they were safely separated. This surgery was the 59th craniopagus separation surgery in the world since 1952. When getting into the brain for surgery they had to be very careful because there is lots of blood vessels which are very fragile and if they cut them they would bleed out so they had to be super careful when it came to separating them. Both of the children made it out safely and there parents were so happy to be able to see them again after waiting all that time full of anxiety not knowing what would happen.
If you have not heard of Zika it is a virus that people can get when bit by a mosquito. It is also sexually transmitted so it's important people are safe. One in five cases show symptoms which is not good because it can get spread quickly that way.It can also be very hard to track down given that no one really shows symptoms. It's good that they have finally invested money into this problem because there is way too many infants that are being born with defects. It affects their brain development which is not good at all. The worst part of all this is these babies that are born with their brains undeveloped either die right after birth or those who stay alive have to be under lots of care so they make sure everything stays well with them. With this money they are going to find a vaccine before it spreads any further.Hopefully they are able to find one because there has already been to many victims of this virus. Getting a vaccine to stop this can take time but it was time that they began this research because they have already let it get out of control. People are disappointed that it took the congress so long to respond to this problem. If they would have responded quicker it would be easy to keep it from spreading everywhere instead of just waiting for a case to show up then they decide to deal with it. The longer they wait the more chances there is that it will quickly keep spreading. There has been one-hundred thirty four homegrown cases in Florida alone. This has shown how unprepared we are for these type of outbreaks. We should be able to fix these problems quick instead of just turning away and then coming back later after it's a harder problem to fix.