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Zika Virus Knowledge among Pregnant Women Who Were in Areas with Active Transmission

CDC – Volume 23, Number 1—January 2017 A recent survey of women who were in areas with active Zika virus transmission while pregnant showed that of 99 women who were US residents, 30 were unaware of the government travel advisory to … more

Study Finds Zika Virus Replicates and Persists in Fetal Brains and Placentas

CDC – Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Zika virus can make thousands of copies of itself in fetuses’ brains and in the placentas of pregnant women, which may help explain how the virus causes devastating birth defects and pregnancy losses even if … more

LSU expert highlights importance of protection against Zika during winter

News Medical Life Sciences – December 9, 2016 Just because temperatures are cooling down as winter approaches, it’s no time to let your guard down when it comes to mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus. James Diaz, MD, Dr, … more

Persistent Zika Virus Detection in Semen in a Traveler Returning to the United Kingdom from Brazil, 2016

CDC – December, 2016 Zika virus is normally transmitted by mosquitoes, but cases of sexual transmission have been reported. A patient with symptomatic Zika virus infection had the virus detected in semen for 92 days. Read Full Story

Zika Update – November, 2016

CDC – November 2016 Even though colder temperatures have arrived in many areas, Zika virus transmission continues to be a concern in parts of the globe, including the United States. CDC is closely coordinating with Texas and local officials to … more

Northwest Iowa West Nile death raises concern, but not panic

The Daily Reporter – October 29, 2016 After the death of an elderly northwest Iowa resident was linked to West Nile virus, state and local health officials are urging people to protect themselves from the mosquito bites that can spread the … more

Test confirms traveler infected with Zika virus

The Missouri Times – October 28, 2016 The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed a case of Zika virus found in a non-pregnant woman who traveled to the British Virgin Islands. This case brings the total number of travel-related … more

More Travel-Related Zika Cases Reported in Florida

NewMax.com – October 27, 2016 Florida’s tally of travel-related cases is climbing but the state reported no additional cases of homegrown Zika on Monday, health officials say. The seven new cases of travel-related Zika involve three in Miami-Dade County, two … more

Zika likely here to stay, says CDC director

Becker’s Hospital Review – October 27, 2016 According to the Miami Herald, Dr. Frieden told the crowd, “Here’s the plain truth: that Zika and other diseases spread by Aedes Aegypti [mosquito species] are really not controllable with current technologies. So we … more

Tarrant County Confirms First West Nile Virus Death of 2016

NBCDFW.com (Texas) – Oct 26, 2016 Tarrant County health officials are reporting the county’s first death related to West Nile virus of the 2016 season Wednesday. The victim was a “senior adult” with underlying health conditions, according to Tarrant County Public … more