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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

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

CDC Working with Florida to Respond to New Active Zika Transmission Area in Miami-Dade County

Infection Control Today – October 14, 2016 CDC and Florida identify new area in Miami-Dade County were Zika is active in mosquitoes.  Five more individuals are infected.  The Florida Department of Health (FLDOH) has evidence that Zika is only actively being … more

CDC to Pregnant Women: Avoid Another Part of Miami

CNN.com Friday, August 19, 2016 Pregnant women should not travel to an area of Miami Beach where local Zika virus transmission has been confirmed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. This is in addition to a previously … more

Zika expert: “DEET should be Miami’s new perfume”

CBS Evening News, August 2, 2016 (Source: Dr. Christine Curry of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine) The CDC is encouraging everyone living in areas where there are mosquitoes that can carry Zika to protect themselves by covering … more