And You Thought Zika Was Only In Brazil….
Zika infections will rise, plateau and then fall in Colombia, says President Juan Manuel Santos.
WebMD shares the story the doctors who linked the Zika virus to microcephaly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is involved on nearly every front, from diagnostics to the study of a possible link to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days
Given the Zika virus outbreak, the International Olympic Committee needs to either move the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, postpone them, or cancel them. Prevention is the best course in the face of a serious threat to humanity.
Health officials in Texas have confirmed the first case of Zika virus transmission in the US, and are pointing to sexual transmission as the culprit. The Dallas County Health and Human Services said in a release that the patient engaged in sexual contact with an infected individual who had recently traveled to a country where the Zika virus is spreading. The CDC tells The Verge that it has confirmed the patient is infected with the Zika virus, but that the agency has not confirmed the method of transmission. County officials say there are no reports of the virus being locally transmitted by mosquitoes.
While the CDC is not yet confirming sexual transmission, it is warning people of the possibility. “Based on what we know now, the best…
Just as we were compiling this post for you, one of our colleagues found numerous articles on Zika this week posted in what we thought was an unusual place, Gizmodo. Check these out:
Brazil Petition Demands Abortion Exception for Women Infected by Zika via Brazil Petition Demands Abortion Exception for Women Infected by Zika
World Health Organization Declares Zika a Global Emergency via World Health Organization Declares Zika a Global Emergency
US Reports First Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika in Texas via US Reports First Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika in Texas
Zika Outbreak Is a ‘Temperature Driven Eruption,’ Says Scientist via Zika Outbreak Is a ‘Temperature Driven Eruption,’ Says Scientist
And, lastly, WebMD sent out an email filled with Zika information.
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