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Review: 'Zika' Tracks the Trajectory of an Epidemic

New York Times - ‎vor 16 Stunden‎
Ten months ago, Brazilian health authorities sounded alarms about babies born with misshapen, squashed skulls and neurological problems.

Russian delegation head: Necessary measures taken to protect athletes from Zika virus

TASS - ‎vor 1 Stunde‎
On February 1, the World Health Organization declared Zika a global health emergency. The virus was first isolated in 1947 in the Zika Forest of Uganda. Last May, once the disease had started rapidly spreading to Brazil then into other countries of the ...

Blood donations SUSPENDED in Miami amid fears of Zika outbreak

Daily Mail - ‎vor 10 Stunden‎
If a pregnant woman is infected with Zika, it raises the risk of her bearing an infant with microcephaly, a permanent defect which results in children being born with unusually small heads. As officials scramble to test Miami mosquitoes for the Zika ...

Zika Virus Infection Fast Facts

CNN - ‎18.07.2016‎
1947 - The Zika virus is first discovered in a monkey by scientists studying yellow fever in Uganda's Zika forest. 1948 - The virus is isolated from Aedes africanus mosquito samples in the Zika forest. 1964 - First active case of Zika virus found in ...

The Social Geography of Zika

NACLA - ‎27.07.2016‎
Zika virus, which is transmitted primarily by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, was initially identified in monkeys in the Ugandan Zika forest in 1947, and large human outbreaks were first reported in Micronesia in 2007 and French Polynesia in 2013. In 2014 ...

Zika virus case in Miami is not related to travel

Daily Mail - ‎20.07.2016‎
The Zika (ZEE'-ka) virus was first discovered in monkey in Uganda in 1947 - its name comes from the Zika forest where it was first discovered. It is native mainly to tropical Africa, with outbreaks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. It appeared ...

Glam on the Greens

Sun.Star - ‎vor 17 Stunden‎
We will not be seeing Jason Day and Adam Scott in this year's Summer Golf Olympics as they are among the players who removed themselves from possible qualification, due to Zika virus too, I guess. The ones joining—Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Justin ...

Book review: “Zika: The emerging epidemic”

The Denver Post - ‎24.07.2016‎
A few months later, a local public health agency identified it as an African virus first discovered in 1947 in a monkey in the Zika forest in Uganda. When the Brazilian health minister learned this, the connection between the virus and microcephaly was ...

How Zika Breaks Into the Brain

The Atlantic - ‎19.07.2016‎
Kriegstein, a neurobiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, learned that the Zika virus is named after the forest in Uganda where it was first discovered in 1947. Spread by mosquitoes, it causes fairly mild symptoms—a rash, inflamed ...

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

Daily Mail - ‎22.07.2016‎
Zika has reached Guantanamo Bay after a civilian contract worker caught the virus in Jamaica. It is the first confirmed case on the ... The Zika (ZEE'-ka) virus was first discovered in monkey in Uganda in 1947 - its name comes from the Zika forest ...

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

Connecticut Magazine (blog) - ‎20.07.2016‎
Ziika (or Zika) Forest is located in central Uganda near the city of Entebbe. The tropical preserve, owned by ... Far away from Zika Forest, off I-91 in Meriden, scientists at Protein Sciences (pictured above), a Connecticut pharmaceutical company, are ...

New York reports first ever female-to-male transmission of Zika virus

Daily Mail - ‎15.07.2016‎
A New York City woman in her twenties has infected her male partner with the Zika virus through sex. It is the first time female-to-male transmission of the .... The Zika (ZEE'-ka) virus was first discovered in monkey in Uganda in 1947 - its name comes ...

Outbreaks of Ebola, Zika highlight preparation shortfalls

Healio - ‎22.07.2016‎
1, about 2 weeks after announcing the end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, WHO declared that the threat posed by Zika - a virus first isolated from monkeys in Uganda's Zika forest in 1947 - constituted a Public Health Emergency of International ...

News in the Humanosphere: Zika-linked microcephaly comes to Europe

Humanosphere - ‎27.07.2016‎
A woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth on Monday to a baby with microcephaly in Barcelona, in what is probably the first case of its kind in Europe, according to the hospital where the infant was born. The woman is believed to have caught the ...

Precautions same whether Zika virus in Brazil or West Nile in Wyoming

Scottsbluff Star Herald - ‎16.07.2016‎
The Zika virus is thought to be a primate (monkeys and great apes) disease from Africa. First detected in a monkey from the Zika Forest in Uganda in 1947, the disease was first isolated from a human in 1952 there, according to the World Health ...

Zika & West Nile

Santa Cruz Mountain Bulletin - ‎21.07.2016‎
Zika is related to the West Nile Virus. Diagnoses: Is based on recent travel, symptoms, and test results. Blood or urine testing can confirm a Zika infection. Basic History: Zika was first isolated in Uganda in 1947 in the Zika Forest, hence it's name ...

Death from Deforestation - ‎18.07.2016‎
Uganda Deforestation What do Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and Zika have in common? These are three distinct pathogens. Malaria is a protozoan parasite, more related to humans than to the two viruses, which are also very different from each other.

Beware La Nina

UN Dispatch - ‎18.07.2016‎
(IPS Zika in Utah, and no one knows how… ... bite or sexual contact.The patient, who has since fully recovered, was a “family contact” who helped care for an older man who had become infected with the virus after traveling ...