Tag : Zika Virus

Blood Supply Shortages Reported Throughout U.S.

Health/Nutrition  4 February '16

Zika Virus Update: 2 Cases Of Zika Infection Through Blood Transfusion In Brazil

The Zika virus is commonly spread through mosquito bites. But recent reports suggest that there is a new mode of transmission for the dangerous disease.

Blood Donation

Health/Nutrition  4 February '16

Blood Products Still Safe From Zika Virus: American Red Cross

American Red Cross still ensure the safety of its blood products. After traveling from Zika positive countries, possible donors are recommended to wait for 28 days before their next blood extraction.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Pregnancy  3 February '16

The Great Zika Virus Dillema: Latin American Countries Torn Between Catholic Church And No-Pregnancy Warnings

With reports about the link between Zika virus and birth defects, Latin Americans must choose whether they should use birth control methods to prevent pregnancy or follow Catholicism's stance against birth control.

New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

News  1 February '16

Zika Virus Maybe Spread Through Sex; Two Cases Suggest

The Zika virus is known to spread through mosquitos but the virus might be transmitted through sex according to two reported medical cases that suggest so.

New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

News  1 February '16

Zika Virus Maybe Spread Through Sex; Two Cases Suggest

The Zika virus is known to spread through mosquitos but the virus might be transmitted through sex according to two reported medical cases that suggest so.

Workers fumigate the Sambadrome ahead of Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

Pregnancy  31 January '16

Zika Virus Outbreak Update: Zika Could Be A Greater Problem Than Ebola, Experts Say

The Ebola virus outbreak that killed thousands of people was very scary. Learn why the Zika virus outbreak might even be scarier.

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Infant  29 January '16

Zika Virus Alert: Infection Causes Microcephaly Among Infants And The Unborn

The experts found a connection between Zika and microcephaly that causes infants to be born with a small skull smaller for their brains.

Dengue fever, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus

Pregnancy  22 January '16

Brazil Zika Outbreak: Number Of Babies Born With Rare Brain Defect Surges

Brazil reports that the number of babies born with the rare brain defect called microcephaly or unusually small heads has now reached about 4000.

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Health/Nutrition  18 January '16

First Case Of Zika Virus Infection in the US: Baby Born With Brain Damage In Hawaii

Discover the risks of the "contagious" Zika virus making its way into the U.S. as well as its prevention.

Dengue fever, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus

Pregnancy  14 January '16

Zika Virus Health Scare: CDC To Issue Warning For Pregnant Women Not To Travel To Some Countries

The spread of the Zika Virus in some countries has made many pregnant women feel really scared. Find out why.

Syrian refugee mothers and their newborns in Turkey's Hatay

Parenting  5 January '16

Brazil Warns The Public Of Microcephaly, An Epidemic That Causes Babies’ Brains To Shrink aka Zika Virus

Brazil warns women to delay pregnancy due to a virus causing a neurological disorder where babies' brains grow small.

Brazilian Fabiana Alves holds her newbor

Health/Nutrition  29 December '15

Zika Virus Poses A Serious Threat Brazil’s Newborns; Virus Has Already Reached The United States

A new disease, the Zika virus, has spread in Brazil and has affected a large number of newborns causing microcephaly among other conditions.

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