Zika Politics Touch on Women’s, Abortion, and Disability Rights

Zika Politics Touch on Women’s, Abortion, and Disability Rights

Besides worries about the Zika virus as a health care issue, the highly indicated connection between the disease and birth defects is raising countless issues. The Zika links to microcephaly, babies with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains, is touching on the politics of abortion, blood donation, disability and women’s rights in many countries. An […]

Scrambling to Deal With Zika and Mosquitos

Scrambling to Deal With Zika and Mosquitos

It is man versus mosquito. For centuries, mosquito-born illnesses have plagued mankind, but none have gone from a little known, not serious virus to a potential worldwide health crisis as fast as Zika. As the virus spreads rapidly through the Americas, public health officials and pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines are scrambling to stay to […]

Zika Virus Case in Texas; Epidemic in Brazil Worsens

Zika Virus Case in Texas; Epidemic in Brazil Worsens

A previously little known mosquito-borne illness continues to spread throughout Latin America leaving fear and deformed babies in its wake, and it has now reached the continental U.S. The Zika epidemic is worsening in Brazil and the first case has been confirmed in a U.S. state (The virus was already found in Puerto Rico), in […]