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 […]

Zika Virus Test Approved for Use in the United States

Zika Virus Test Approved for Use in the United States

Zika virus testing will be available in the United States. According to Reuters on April 28, 2016, Quest Diagnostics has been granted emergency approval by the Food and Drug Administration of its test for the virus. Quest Diagnostics announced that the test should be available to doctors in the United States in the coming week. […]

A Two-Month Zika Timeline

A Two-Month Zika Timeline

Zika has gone from a largely unknown virus affecting people in Brazil to a worldwide health crisis that could be affecting millions before it is under control and a cure or vaccine is found, all in a short two-month timeline. People who think they are safe because they do not plan to get pregnant (or […]

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