CDC issues guidelines for preventing sexual transmission of Zika virus
- February 06, 2016

Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a conference call Friday morning that he recognized how scary the unfolding crisis has been to pregnant women . The major concern surrounds pregnant women and their unborn child(ren) who can suffer birth defects and neurological disorders as a result of this virus. (more...)
World Health Organization concerned over Zika sexual transmission reports
- February 05, 2016

Two days later, Florida Governor Rick Scott alerted the same emergency in four counties: Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Lee, and Santa Rosa. "Speaking to Citi News, Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Victor Bampoe said the Ghana Health Service is making adequate preparations in case of an outbreak". (more...)
Jambi preparing for spread of Zika virus Jambi preparing for spread of Zika virus
- February 05, 2016

There are so far no reported cases of microcephaly or deaths from the virus in Colombia. "Only about 20 to 25 per cent of people infected with the virus develop symptoms , which can include fever, headache, conjunctivitis or pink eye, rash and joint or muscle pain". (more...)
Brazil health union cancels strike to battle Zika outbreak
- February 05, 2016

Scott signed the order Wednesday to cover Miami-Dade, Lee, Hillsborough and Santa Rosa counties. It is primarily transmitted through mosquito bites, though it can also be transmitted sexually. While there's no treatment or vaccine for Zika available now, work is underway. Death from Zika virus is very rare and the symptoms are often mild, with the notable exception of pregnant women infected with the virus, some of whom have experienced serious birth defects . (more...)
Pregnant woman found with Zika in Spain
- February 05, 2016

They are Broward and Miami-Dade in south Florida, Hillsborough in the Tampa region, Lee County in southwest Florida and Santa Rosa County in the Florida Panhandle. In 2015, there was one additional case diagnosed in NSW in a returned traveller from Solomon Islands. Experts say the vast majority of Zika cases are transmitted by mosquitoes. (more...)
Brazil confirms Zika infection from a blood transfusion
- February 05, 2016

It comes as Spain reported yesterday that a pregnant woman who had returned from Colombia had been diagnosed with the Zika virus, in the first such known European case. The county's health and human services department is encouraging people to follow travel precautions and avoid mosquito bites. The most common of them are fever, rash, joint pain, or red eyes. (more...)
Florida Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Counties With Zika Virus
- February 05, 2016

The counties are Miami-Dade in south Florida, Hillsborough in the Tampa Bay region, Lee County in southwest Florida and Santa Rosa County in the Florida Panhandle. But experts are puzzled why microcephaly is almost non-existent in other Latin American countries where the virus is present. The health department of Campinas, an industrial city near Sao Paulo, said a hospital patient with gunshot wounds became infected with Zika after multiple blood transfusions in April 2015. (more...)
Spain reports first known case of Zika-infected pregnant woman
- February 05, 2016

All pregnant women who traveled to regions affected by the virus are now eligible for free testing regardless of whether they're exhibiting symptoms , Gov. "We are going to do everything we can to stay ahead of the Zika virus". The zika virus is causing birth defects by the thousands in Brazil and pregnant women are being urged not to travel there. (more...)
Zika virus: Pregnant woman infected after travel, Spain says
- February 05, 2016

The meeting focused on ways to control the mosquito population spreading the virus, though reports of a U.S. patient catching the disease by having sex fuelled fears that it will not be easy to contain. "At present we are not aware of any suspected or confirmed cases of Zika virus in Northern Ireland". Heather Papowitz, Unicef's senior adviser for health emergencies , said: "Although there is still no conclusive evidence of the causal link between microcephaly and the Zika virus , ... (more...)
NY expands free Zika virus testing for pregnant women NY expands free Zika virus testing for pregnant women
- February 05, 2016

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, prompting some expectant couples to steer clear of the region. She was not pregnant and has made a full recovery. The outbreak has seen some countries urging couples not to get pregnant, while the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has warned pregnant women to avoid travelling to 22 affected nations. (more...)
Zika Virus Hits Home For Locals With Family In South America
- February 04, 2016

Approximately 80% of people infected with the virus do not become ill. Officials stressed that if the six Bexar County patients have the virus, they would have been infected outside the United States. After a surge of babies born were born there with small heads and underdeveloped brains, researchers are anxious the virus could be linked to the birth defects . (more...)
Case of sexually transmitted Zika is confirmed in Texas
- February 04, 2016

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said the mosquito has "re-colonised" Madeira in Portugal and parts of southern Russian Federation and Georgia in recent years after disappearing from the continent in the 20th century. Anyone who has travelled to an area where zika is present is encouraged to visit their GP if they display any symptoms, which include fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis. (more...)
What Does The Zika Virus Outbreak Mean For Oklahoma?
- February 04, 2016

It is also the first US Zika case in someone who did not even leave the country during the current outbreak, so it was not contracted in the more known countries where the virus thrived, such as the South and Central American countries. Brazil, which has more than 4,000 suspected cases of microcephaly that may be linked to Zika , is scheduled to host the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. (more...)
Indian scientists develop 'world's first Zika virus vaccine'
- February 04, 2016

John Armstrong to declare a public health emergency in the four counties that have individuals with the Zika virus". There is now no proven vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has spread throughout Latin America where it has been blamed for a surge in brain-damaged babies. (more...)
Why Marco Rubio and the Democrats are real winners in Iowa
- February 04, 2016

Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign rally Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. The spark for Trump's fury toward Cruz stemmed from a report from the Cruz campaign on Monday that fellow GOP candidate Ben Carson was ready to drop out of the race. (more...)
First case of Zika virus in Ireland
- February 04, 2016

Dr. Umair Shah is the Executive Director of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Sevices and says anyone travelling to a country where Zika is located to prevent and present. "This is no surprise", Frieden said. And the fact that the virus can be spread through sex raises the nightmare of the disease being passed among humans that do not get bitten by the bugs. (more...)
Zika-linked microcephaly cases rising in Brazil Zika-linked microcephaly cases rising in Brazil
- February 04, 2016

Brazil, where Zika is thought to have caused more than 4,000 cases, has declared a state of emergency amid fears that the 2016 Olympics could be under threat. 1, 2016. Both viruses are spread by the same species of mosquito and share similar symptoms. Etienne says that the Texas case has not been discussed at the summit. (more...)
What We Know So Far About Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus
- February 04, 2016

This isn't the first time the Zika virus has been linked to sexual transmission. The "Stop Hillary" campaign is on fire! The virus is transmitted mainly through mosquito bites, so killing mosquitoes and avoiding contact with them is key. (more...)
Obama seeks more than $1 billion to fight opioid abuse Obama seeks more than $1 billion to fight opioid abuse
- February 04, 2016

Approximately $500 million will continue efforts across the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand state-level prescription drug overdose prevention strategies , increase the availability of medication-assisted treatment programs, improve access to the overdose-reversal drug Naloxone , and support targeted enforcement activities. (more...)
Seattle Woman Lied About Being a Three Time Breast Cancer Survivor Seattle Woman Lied About Being a Three Time Breast Cancer Survivor
- February 03, 2016

He told the team member Tracy said never had cancer. While raising and contributing money to find a cure for cancer is commendable, Dart has been criticized for having lied about having cancer, and helping to raise the money under false pretenses. (more...)