Battling the Zika Virus in the United States

Battling the Zika Virus in the United States

Since its origin in Entebbe, Uganda, in 1947, the Zika virus has spread through Brazil, into South and Central America and the Caribbean. The Zika virus is contracted through a bite from an Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito, native to Brazil. It can also be transferred through sexual intercourse with an infected person. The […]

Progress in Protecting Fetuses From Zika

Progress in Protecting Fetuses From Zika

For the past 18 months, pregnant women have lived in fear as Zika, a virus they had never heard of, spread throughout much of the world leaving behind thousands of babies born with underdeveloped brains and other birth defects. Medical researchers are aggressively trying to develop a vaccine or treatment that is effective in stopping […]

20,000 Zika Deformed Babies in U.S.?

20,000 Zika Deformed Babies in U.S.?

Estimates are that more than 20,000 babies will be born in the U.S. with deformed heads and health issues because of the Zika virus in the next few years. Yes, a Wall Street Journal piece extrapolated that unfortunately realistic number. The Journal piece based the estimate on how many children are typically born in areas […]

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