Information on Zika virus. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The Zika virus arrived in the United States in 2016, with local transmission reported in and around Miami, FL, and Brownsville, TX. The CDC continues to issue travel warnings for pregnant women in
Zika is a virus that is spread mostly by mosquitoes. A pregnant mother can pass it to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. It can spread through sexual contact. There have also been reports that the virus has spread through blood transfusions.
Online guide to the Zika Virus. Information on the Zika virus history, Symptoms of Zika Virus, the spread of the zika virus, microcephaly and the zika virus, affected countries, treatment of zika virus, FAQ on zika virus Guillain-Barre syndrome and prevention measures for the zika virus with Zika Virus Maps of outbreaks. Translated into over 50 languages
Signs and Symptoms
When people travel to areas with Zika, they can come back with the virus and can pass it during sex. Most people never feel sick and will not know they have Zika. When a pregnant woman gets Zika, it can cause birth defects like brain damage in her unborn baby
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Launch of Zika podcast series 27 March 2017 – WHO launches the first podcast episode in a series of 5, called Evidence in action, that focus on Zika virus infection.WHO’s experience over 2016 has shown that Zika virus and the associated neurological complications represent a long-term public health challenge.
CDC Launches EOC Watch Desk for Zika-related Clinical Inquiries. CDC is providing support for state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities and healthcare providers during the 2016 Zika virus response.
A collection of articles and other resources on the Zika virus outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.