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 …
Health officials urge caution and…

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 …

Zika: Then, now, and tomorrow

Zika: Then, now, and tomorrow Where do we stand one year after WHO announced Zika as a public health emergency? International spread has continued, while surveillance has improved. In line with WHO advice, innovative approaches …

Bexar County woman confirmed with Zika i

A pregnant woman, who recently lived in El Salvador, has tested positive for the Zika virus, according to the Legacy Community Health on Thursday. (Photo: KHOU) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST BEXAR COUNTY, Texas — …
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Scientists Create Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes

Scientists Create Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes Hope is to eventually make the bugs fend off multiple infections, including Zika By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they have created mosquitoes …
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Zika Birth Defects More Far-Reaching Than Thought

Zika Birth Defects More Far-Reaching Than Thought Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Zika's ability …

Why Zika Is So Dangerous During Pregnancy

It’s winter in America, but that doesn’t mean scientists are letting their guard down when it comes to the Zika virus. If anything, the virus is becoming even more concerning. A new report from federal …

Mosquitoes Can Deliver Virus Double Whammy

Mosquitoes Can Deliver Virus Double Whammy And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — …

Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika in Mice

Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika in Mice Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) …

Texas A&M launches Zika app

(Photo: Ian Smith) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST COLLEGE STATION, Texas – According to the Texas Department of State and Health Services, there have been 237 cases of Zika in the state and three cases …

Zika virus infection alters human and viral RNA

Public Release: 20-Oct-2016 Zika virus infection alters human and viral RNA Findings may influence vaccine and therapy development University of California – San Diego IMAGE: Human cells modify viral RNA with m6A as a means …

Microcephaly

Microcephaly Fact sheetUpdated 14 October 2016 Key facts Microcephaly is a condition where a baby is born with a small head or the head stops growing after birth. Microcephaly is a rare condition. One baby …