Virginia is experiencing a substance use crisis of overwhelming proportions. Across the Commonwealth, 986 people died due to fatal drug overdoses in 2014. Nearly 80% of these deaths involved prescription opioids or heroin. The Virginia Department of Health reported a 38% increase in deaths from prescription opioid and heroin overdoses between 2012 and 2014 with fatal drug overdoses occurring in counties and cities across Virginia
For most people, the Zika Virus causes mild symptoms, such as a fever or headache. But it can also cause problems like Guillain–Barré syndrome, which harms the nervous system. And it can cause very harmful birth defects to a fetus.
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