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Spain sees first Zika-related microcephaly birth in Europe

CNN - ‎vor 22 Stunden‎
(CNN) A hospital in Spain says it has registered Europe's first case of a baby born with microcephaly associated with the Zika virus. Vall d'Hebron ... Not every baby born to a Zika-infected mother suffers from microcephaly or other birth defects ...

This Seattle biotech startup just secured funding to tackle the Zika virus

GeekWire - ‎vor 5 Stunden‎
Pregnant mothers who are infected can transmit Zika to their children, often resulting in the birth defect Microcephaly. Earlier this year, the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency, and there have been almost 1,500 cases ...

US Olympic swimmer: Despite Zika fears, 'I'm going to go anyway'

Island Packet - ‎vor 9 Stunden‎
Zika infection during a pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly as well as other severe brain defects.

The absurdly low chance of bringing Zika back home from Rio

PRI - ‎vor 13 Stunden‎
The Zika virus is the cause of an ongoing epidemic of birth defects first noticed in Brazil in late 2015. While the virus causes no symptoms in most people, infections of pregnant women can lead to microcephaly, blindness, spontaneous abortion or ...

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Doses First Subject in Zika Vaccine Clinical Trial

GlobeNewswire (press release) - ‎vor 10 Stunden‎
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) today announced the dosing of the first subject in its multi-center phase I trial to evaluate Inovio's Zika DNA vaccine (GLS-5700). In addition to the ...

Projections: Zika Could Infect More Than 93 Million in Americas

Voice of America - ‎25.07.2016‎
... of newborns born with the birth defect could nonetheless be significant. “If you want to think about the numbers in terms of microcephaly and things like that, I think somewhere on the order of tens of thousands is what our numbers would suggest ...

Your Weekly Briefing: Health In Rhode Island

Rhode Island Public Radio - ‎vor 6 Stunden‎
Stops included The Providence Center's Anchor Recovery Community Center in Pawtucket to learn more about the success of AnchorED, a program that connects overdose patients in emergency departments with peer-to-peer recovery support, and an opioid ...

1.6 million child-bearing women in Latin America could get Zika

WSFA - ‎vor 4 Stunden‎
Mosquito-borne Zika has been linked with serious birth defects including microcephaly, where babies are born with too-small heads and brains.

First baby born in Texas with Zika-related birth defect, officials say

Fort Worth Star Telegram - ‎13.07.2016‎
A baby boy born with microcephaly in Harris County is the first known Zika-affected infant in the state, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Wednesday.

NYC reports microcephaly; Florida probes possible 2nd local Zika case

CIDRAP - ‎22.07.2016‎
New York City health officials today reported the first baby born with Zika-related microcephaly in a local hospital, a day after Florida said it was investigating a second suspected local Zika case, this one in Broward County. Elsewhere, Puerto Rico's ...

Poverty, inequality at the heart of the Zika outbreak - ‎21.07.2016‎
“That's when it hit me.” Gabriel has microcephaly, one of the direst birth defects associated with Zika virus. Microcephaly is a malformation of head that is linked to irregular brain growth, learning disabilities, epilepsy and other problems. Out of ...

Olympics politics and the abuse of genocide

Daily Sabah - ‎25.07.2016‎
A consideration of Olympics politics indicates that the term genocide is in the company of theories about mosquitos as a tool of American cultural influence on attitudes and behavior worldwide.

Zika emergency pushes women to challenge Brazil's abortion law

The Guardian - ‎19.07.2016‎
It is also critical of Brazil's handling of the epidemic. Its “failure to ensure adequate infrastructure, public health resources and mosquito control programmes in certain areas has greatly exacerbated the Zika and Zika-related microcephaly epidemics, ...

Florida investigating non-travel related case of Zika

CNN - ‎19.07.2016‎
(CNN) The Florida Department of Health said it is investigating a possible non-travel related case of Zika virus in Miami-Dade County.

Zika Funding Bill Fails as Congress Is Unable to Reach Compromise

TIME - ‎14.07.2016‎
Chip Somodevilla—Getty Images Center for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden reacts while telling a story about Zika virus.

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.

Emergency on Greek island after fire threatens homes

Irish Independent - ‎25.07.2016‎
... homes were threatened. Authorities have declared a state of emergency on the Greek island of Chios after a forest fire fanned by high winds threatened homes.

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 ...

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

Littlehampton Gazette - ‎25.07.2016‎
Zika infection has been associated with a birth defect called microcephaly, which results in children being born with abnormally small heads and brain damage.

Zika outbreak could be over 'within three years' - ‎14.07.2016‎
Experts believe the virus, linked to a serious birth defect, is set to burn itself out as more people become immune to it. The less ... Peruvian officials have declared a Zika health emergency across the northern half of their country after confirming ...