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Brazil asks whether Zika acts alone to cause birth defects - ‎vor 5 Stunden‎
Researchers at Brazil's ministry of health have launched a study to explore why the country has a peculiar distribution of Zika-linked microcephaly cases - babies born with abnormally small heads. Zika virus has spread throughout Brazil, but extremely ...

Zika outbreak may have peaked in Brazil, researchers say

USA TODAY - ‎14.07.2016‎
Brazil's Zika outbreak, which grew explosively after the virus first appeared in the country a year ago, appears to have peaked, with fewer new infections and cases of birth defects, new research suggests. Zika cases hit a high of nearly 8,000 ...

Zika outbreak: Doctors devise care plan for babies as threat looms in US - ‎22.07.2016‎
For example, babies born without a functional sucking reflex may never develop the ability to swallow and will need to be fed through a feeding tube.

Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders: study

Jamaica Observer - ‎vor 6 Stunden‎
PARIS, France (AFP) - Tens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of the outbreak sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers said Monday. ... But for babies in the womb Zika can be ...

When it comes to raising a child disabled by Zika, Brazilian women often do it alone

Los Angeles Times - ‎21.07.2016‎
Studies suggest that the rate is highest in impoverished rural villages and crowded slums - the places most affected by the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to at least 1,638 cases of birth defects across the country. ... “We think it just ...

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study

HealthDay - ‎vor 5 Stunden‎
MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 1.6 million child-bearing women in Central and South America may be at risk for infection with the Zika virus by the end of the first phase of the epidemic, new research suggests. Mosquito-borne Zika has ...

Florida May Have Its First Zika Virus Outbreak - ‎19.07.2016‎
Florida health officials said Tuesday they were investigating a possible case of Zika that wasn't carried back by a traveler.

Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study

U.S. News & World Report - ‎vor 21 Minuten‎
MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Travelers and competitors at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are not likely to contract the Zika virus during their stay or bring it back to their home countries, Yale University experts contend in a new ...

Zika Epidemic in Latin America May Have Peaked

Sci-Tech Today - ‎17.07.2016‎
... to the populations of 65 countries, and has become epidemic throughout South and Central America. Since 2014, more than 1,400 babies with grievous birth defects have been born to women in Brazil who were infected with Zika during their pregnancies.

Zika virus 'still a threat to 1.65 million potential mothers in Latin America'

Littlehampton Gazette - ‎vor 6 Stunden‎
Zika infection has been associated with a birth defect called microcephaly, which results in children being born with abnormally small heads and brain damage. Since the Zika epidemic began in 2015, nearly 5,000 cases of microcephaly have been recorded ...

Latin America Zika Outbreak Should 'Burn Out' Within 3 Years, Scientists Say

Doctors Lounge - ‎14.07.2016‎
They based their estimate on modeling using available data on the outbreak, which has so far involved thousands of cases of Zika-linked birth defects, mainly in Brazil. The Zika virus is typically spread by mosquito bites. For most people the health ...

VBI Announces Vaccine Candidate for Zika Virus (press release) (registration) - ‎vor 6 Stunden‎
VBI Vaccines has announced plans to develop a prophylactic vaccine to prevent against Zika virus infection. The Zika virus can be spread through mosquito bites or sexual transmission and can cause severe birth defects when the infection occurs during ...

Zika outbreak should 'burn out' within 3 years, scientists say - ‎14.07.2016‎
They based their estimate on modeling using available data on the outbreak, which has so far involved thousands of cases of Zika-linked birth defects, mainly in Brazil. The Zika virus is typically spread by mosquito bites. For most people the health ...

CDC: Olympics unlikely to spread Zika worldwide

USA TODAY - ‎13.07.2016‎
Only 19 of the more than 200 countries whose citizens are expected to visit Brazil for the Olympics are vulnerable to Zika outbreaks related to travel to the games, according to the CDC. That's because those countries don't yet have Zika outbreaks, but ...

Peru declares Zika emergency across half the country

The Indian Express - ‎13.07.2016‎
A major Zika outbreak in neighbouring Brazil, where nearly 1,600 babies have been born with the birth defect, has prompted concerns for athletes and visitors ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month. There is growing evidence that in ...

Zika hits Guantanamo when a worker brings virus to prison camp after trip to Jamaica

Daily Mail - ‎22.07.2016‎
Pregnant women are considered most at risk because the virus has been linked to microcephaly, a birth defect in which a baby is born with an abnormally small head. The news comes as New York City reports its first Zika-infected baby, while Florida ...

Some pregnant women still travel to Zika-affected areas

WBRC FOX6 News - - ‎24.07.2016‎
The Zika virus can cause miscarriage and serious birth defects, such as microcephaly, which leads to babies born with small heads and underdeveloped brains. The Zika epidemic has been largely confined so far to Latin American and the Caribbean, with ...

Zika Epidemic Should Fizzle Out Within 3 Years: Study

NDTV - ‎16.07.2016‎
As many as 500,000 international visitors and athletes from 207 countries are expected to travel to Rio, but "this travel volume represents a very small fraction -- less than 0.25 percent -- of the total estimated 2015 travel volume to Zika-affected ...

Preliminary study says another mosquito species living in Nevada can spread Zika

Las Vegas Review-Journal - ‎22.07.2016‎
More than 3,800 have been reported in U.S. territories. The disease can also be ... The Culex news also arrived amid a string of reported Zika cases including a child born with a birth defect in New York City, Reuters reported. Though the CDC reports ...

How Zika Breaks Into the Brain

The Atlantic - ‎19.07.2016‎
But in late 2015, months after it appeared in Brazil, babies there began to be born with microcephaly, an underdeveloped brain, in surprisingly large numbers.