Certain subjects seem automatically taboo with regards to parody, and a viral epidemic suspected of causing widespread birth defects might just be such a subject. Which is EXACTLY why I needed to make this parody.

Any chance to raise awareness and increase recognition of symptoms, signs, risk factors, vectors, etc. is a chance that should be capitalized on. After all, it’s hard to forget stuff when an infectious tune gets lodged deep in your dome. Are we really just gonna let the media drive hysteria when we, as healthcare providers, can do it ourselves? (That might have come out wrong)

So spread this one like a virus, and visit the CDC’s website to catch the latest updates about the epidemic. And check out the behind the scenes vlogg here!

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My name is Zika
They say I’m mosquito borne
I live down south from you
But I’ll be in your ‘hood before long
If you hear something late at night
Some kind of buzzing, some kind of bite
Just don’t ask me what it was
Go have sex and donate blood
Who needs a condom? It’s Zika Love…
They say I spread like Dengue
The CDC is freaking out
They say I cause Guillain-Barre
Which means you won’t be walkin’ out
Although you’re bit, you shouldn’t die
Fever, rash, joint pain, red eyes
But pregnant moms, I must admit
Could well be harmed with birth defects
The latest fashion: mosquito nets
My name is Zika
I chill in a warming world
I’m down with Aedes aegypti
Yes, I guess she’s kinda my girl
If you hear shouting late at night
Some kind of rally, some kinda fight
Ask the news guy what it was
10 foot walls are all the buzz
But even Trump can’t deport us