Tag : Microcephaly

Zika Virus

Medicine  3 February '17

New Zika Vaccine Makes Mice, Monkeys Immune From Disease; Is This One-Dose Vaccine The Cure To Zika?

A new Zika vaccine made mice and monkeys immune from the disease.

Puerto Rico Battles Zika Virus

Body  6 December '16

Be Aware of Zika's Symptoms

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found some of the babies didn't show symptoms of microcephaly for months.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  4 October '16

Zika Virus Damage To Babies Go Beyond Microcephaly: Seizure-Like Activity, Painful Reflux, More Neurological Impairments Detected

Microcephaly is the most obvious indicator of Zika damage. The impairments, however, also include seizure-like activity, painful reflux and neurological impairments in a baby's motor skills, memory, language and social skills, among others.

Health Workers Test And Spray For Mosquitos As Texas Prepares For Zika Virus

Body  29 September '16

Tracking & Detection Of Zika Virus Outbreaks & Symptoms Made Easy By Smartphone App Kidenga

A new smartphone app that helps track and detect Zika virus outbreaks and symptoms has been developed in the University of Arizona. The app is "a community-based disease detection system" that is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

zika virus infected babies child

Health/Nutrition  13 September '16

Study On Zika Virus’ Effect On the Brain: New Hope To Destroy The Deadly Virus

Zika virus attacks the brain and disrupts the process of its early development, that is why the head of a child shrinks and everything about the kid will not progress. It is a sad reality that many scientists are still striving to get the perfect solution.

asian tiger mosquito in action

Health/Nutrition  11 September '16

Zika Virus Update: Future of Babies Uncertain Because of Microcephaly, Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Other Zika Symptoms

Babies infected by Zika virus have uncertain future because of the abnormalities happening and worsening as they will grow up. Some parents are even losing hope for a long life for their babies.

Protesters Demonstrate During The Republican National Convention

Medicine  10 September '16

Zika Virus In Florida: Miami Beach Completes Insecticide Spraying Against Mosquitoes After Public Protests

The predawn spraying of the insecticide naled against Zika-carrying Aedes mosquitoes was carried out on Friday morning by small planes. Officials are also spraying pesticide and larvicide on the ground in areas where mosquito populations flock.

Marco Rubio Attends Final Campaign Push Ahead Of Florida Senate Primary

Health  7 September '16

New TV Ad Attacks Marco Rubio’s Anti-Abortion Stance For Zika-Infected Women

Marco Rubio has boldly expressed that he is “strongly pro-life” and that all human life “should be protected by our law, irrespective of the circumstances or condition of that life." As an open criticicism, NARAL Pro-Choice America is paying $175,000 for a TV ad against Rubio's abortion stance.

Zika Virus Spreads In Singapore And Neighbouring Countries

Body  6 September '16

Zika Virus In Singapore: More Than 250 Confirmed Cases; Virus Is ‘No Longer Contained’ In Cluster Areas

Singapore currently has 258 confirmed Zika cases. The majority of those infected in the city-state are living around the adjacent suburbs of Aljunied and Paya Lebar.

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

Health  2 September '16

Zika Virus News: Worldwide Shortage Of Doctors Trained To Treat Babies With Zika-Related Defects Now A Pandemic Crisis:

There is a shortage of neurologists trained to care for babies with Zika-related brain damage, particularly in rural areas. Before the Zika virus outbreak, the United States is already in need of around 11 percent more neurologists than the ones currently operating in the country.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  31 August '16

Zika Virus Infection Can Also Cause Hearing Loss In Babies Aside From Microcephaly & Eye Problems

Aside from microcephaly and hearing loss, babies infected with the Zika virus can also have eye defects and impaired growth. The Zika outbreak has already reached Florida in the United States, and in numerous countries and territories in the Americas.

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

Medicine  29 August '16

Canada’s New Device Against Zika Virus Is Capable Of Killing Huge Mosquito Populations In 21 Days

Canada has developed a new device touted to help the global fight against Zika virus. The device is capable of drastically destroying mosquito populations in just 21 days.

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

Health  15 July '16

Zika-linked Microcephaly Found in Newborn Baby In Texas

The first baby in Texas with Zika-linked microcephaly has been born.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  7 July '16

Zika Virus Attacked Fraternal Twins, Only One has Microcephaly

A fraternal twin from Brazil is suffering from the terror of Zika Virus. They had their individual placentas upon birth and researches note this as the reason why Laura has microcephaly and her borther Lucas has none.

Health Workers Test And Spray For Mosquitos As Texas Prepares For Zika Virus

Body  4 July '16

Zika Virus Update: 10 New Cases Recorded in Florida, 1,000 Recorded Cases Linked to the Disease in the U.S.

10 new cases of Zika virus has been confirmed in Florida as the total number of Zika-linked cases all over the United States climb to 1,000.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  1 July '16

Zika Viirus News: More Infection Threats As Virus Infiltrates Fetus Causes Brain Abnormalities Despite Absence Of Microcephaly

Zika virus is really not what you think it is. The reason? A new study recently showed that the notorious mosquito-borne virus could still affect babies who were not born with microcephaly or any birth defect associated with the virus.

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

Health  30 June '16

Zika Outbreak News:First Baby With Zika-Related Defect Born In Florida

A baby born with Zika-related microcephaly has been born in Florida, the first for the state.

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

Body  30 June '16

Brain Defects Related To Zika Virus Found In Babies Without Microcephaly

Microcephaly is a common indicator of Zika damage in babies. However, experts recently found that brain defects, as well as vision and hearing problems, can be found in infants even though they have normal-sized heads.

Rio 2016 International Media Briefing: Zika

Body  27 June '16

Zika Virus Latest News & Updates: New Colombian Study Reveals No Connection Between Zika Infection And Microcephaly

A team of researchers in Colombia has recently found that the assumed link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in actually nonexistent.

Unusually Warm Weather Hits Bay Area

Travel  20 June '16

Possible Zika Virus Outbreak In The US Looms Over Summer Camps; Parents Fear Children’s Safety

Though there's no local transmission of the virus in the U.S. yet, parents fear that their kids going to summer camps will be vulnerable against Zika-carrying mosquitoes. Camp administrators, however, claim that they will fight mosquito populations this summer.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  17 June '16

Zika Virus Doesn’t Give Microcephaly To Babies In The Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

If you got infected with the Zika virus during the third trimester of your pregnancy, chances are you wouldn't have a baby with microcephaly. Other birth defects associated with Zika, however, are still possible.

Olympics Construction Encroaches On Rio Favela

Body  6 June '16

Olympic Games 2016 Boycott: New York Official Warns Olympics Will Spur Worldwide Zika Virus Epidemic

Public health officials believe that it's only a matter before the virus will spread in the United States and all over the world. That is if the Olympic Games will push through in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.

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

Health  2 June '16

US Sees Third Case Of Baby Affected With Zika Virus; Baby Girl Born With Microcephaly & Abnormal Eyes

The baby girl has microcephaly and abnormal eyes. Zika is transmitted by Aedes species mosquito carriers, and can be acquired through sex as well.

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