Congress approved spending $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus by funding vaccine research, health care in southern states like Florida as well as Puerto Rico, and mosquito control.
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The estimated risk for microcephaly following a mother’s infection with the Zika virus during the first trimester of pregnancy is believed to be 1 to 13%; however, experts believe the percentage of congenital birth defects will be much higher. In Brazil, some of these children are suffering from seizures, agitation, frequent crying and/or a severe type […]
The CDC recommends pregnant women to consider postponing nonessential travel to Southeast Asia with reports of Zika virus infection from local transmission or related to travel to those countries.
The medical team who cared for both said it’s likely the son contracted the virus through his father’s sweat or tears. The father had an unusually high level of virus in his blood, more than 100,000 times higher than that of other infected people.
A case of locally-acquired dengue virus in Miami was recently confirmed. Dengue is a close relative of Zika and is spread by the same mosquitoes. Experts say anywhere you find dengue, you are likely to find Zika.
Abt Associates manages the USAID-funded PMI AIRS Project, which is expanding to fight Zika in 15 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and seeks qualified candidates for several positions.
The vaccine development process is long one and involves a rigorous set of testing to show that the vaccine is safe for use in humans, to determine how well the new vaccine produces an immune response and to determine the efficacy of the vaccine in preventing disease.
A pediatric neurologist in Brazil describes a young infant crawling forward at an age when most cannot even roll over or another that sits straight up when her foot is tickled. What initially looks to be exceptional babies turns out to be Zika babies with underdeveloped brains that continue to operate reflexively, keeping them in […]
The first group of babies exposed to the Zika virus during their first trimester are being born this month in Puerto Rico, and pediatricians don’t know what to expect. Studies suggest a 1% to 13% chance that a baby will be born with microcephaly and even greater chance that he or she will be born […]
An interview with Dr. Michael Callahan and City of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine will be aired this Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 6:00pm ET on SiriusXM Insight channel 121. Learn more about Zika, the recommended methods of controlling the mosquitoes that carry it, and more!