Category: Zika News and Updates on Insect Borne Diseases

5% of Zika Pregnancies Results in Birth Defects

5% of Zika Pregnancies Results in Birth Defects Report from U.S. territories finds 120 newborns suffered range of devastating developmental problems By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — One in …
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New vector control response seen as game-changer

Source: World Health Organization Country: Brazil, World The new integrated approach calls for national programmes to be realigned so that public health workers can focus on the relevant vectors and thereby control all of the …

Zika: What to Expect this Year

The Zika virus, spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes and other means, is here to stay, and with it the potential for serious birth defects, public health experts warned today. From January 2015 to …

Health officials urge caution and…

  HARLINGEN, Texas — As summer approaches, so does mosquito season and with the Zika virus still spreading, health officials are urging everyone to not only take preventive measures, but to get tested as well. …

Potentially-deadly tick-borne virus…

CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST ATLANTA — Doctors are raising the alarm about a new and potentially deadly tick-borne illness spreading across the country. It's called the Powassan virus. It's carried by the same tick …

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too 3-in-1 bite might also spread chikungunya and dengue fever, study says By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The mosquito species that's the …

Houston doctor fights Zika and…

CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST HOUSTON – Fortune Magazine just named a Houston scientist as one of 34 leaders changing health care in America. "So, what we're doing here, this is often the first step …

U.S. Moves to Avert Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage

U.S. Moves to Avert Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As …

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter Study found sticky coating shielded mice against H1 strain, could lead to new antiviral treatments By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It …

West Nile back in North Texas

Students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center examine mosquitoes caught in traps set up at Fort Worth fire stations to monitor the spread of West Nile virus. (Photo: WFAA) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN …