Feb 05, 2016 · Zika has been around since 1947, when it was found in Uganda in the Zika forests. Up until 2015, outbreaks mostly occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Recently, Zika has been in the news, Treatment of it is of particular concern. Why? It can affect pregnant women and make babies have smaller heads than normal and can cause other defects in the child.
Jul 28, 2017 · Your Weekly Dose of Zika News The Zika virus outbreak has pointed out several international challenges when it comes to infectious disease outbreaks – funding, vector control, long-term health effects, and international events. Sandro Galea points to the poet John Keats as a potential role model for how we should approach such events. Trained ... Recently, Zika virus has been in the news. Treatment of it is of particular concern. Why? Viruses rearrange the segment that requires new seasonal vaccines. Influenza virus: Influenza virus has a segmented genome. Why is this an advantage for the virus?By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter. MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With mosquito season arriving in the Gulf Coast states, U.S. public health officials have begun deploying a three-pronged battle plan to combat Zika virus, which has caused thousands of birth defects in Latin America in the last year.
Apr 27, 2016 · Recently, CDC scientists said there’s enough evidence to point to Zika virus infection during pregnancy as a cause of microcephaly , a condition where the baby is born with a small head and poor brain development. Infants and fetuses infected with Zika may have other problems, such as hearing difficulties and impaired growth.