Zika Birth Defects Confirmed

Zika Birth Defects Confirmed

Severe fetal abnormalities from the Zika virus were confirmed by federal officials on April 13, 2016. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that people should be aware that the bite from a mosquito could be a threat to pregnant women. In over 40 countries, babies have been born with abnormal skulls, yet […]

Zika Virus Rapidly Spreading

Zika Virus Rapidly Spreading

As it rapidly spreads, the Zika virus could already be appearing in countries that are popular travel destinations. With summertime coming and international vacationing increasing, this viral phenomenon will meet travelers head-on. In 1947, in an overgrown tropical forest near Entebbe in Uganda, Zika was first isolated. The Aedes, a genus of mosquitoes, was identified […]