Reggae Artist Beenie Man Contracts The Zika Virus

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Reggae artist Beenie Man missed his performance at OVO Fest over the weekend due to contracting the Zika virus. The Grammy award winning artist took to Instagram posting a picture of him receiving medical treatment. As a result of his illness, he was denied a Canadian Visa.

Over the weekend, the World Health Organization confirmed there are ten cases of Zika virus in the United States. The virus can be spread via a mosquito bite or sexually by having sex with someone who traveled to an area where the virus is spreading. There has only been one Zika related death in the US. The common symptoms are fever, rash, muscle and joint pains as well as headaches, normally lasting up to a week. For more on the Zika virus, see here.

We will keep Beenie Man in our prayers… and fellas, be careful out there.


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