Zika Virus: CDC Warns Spring Travellers
Zika virus disease is caused by Aedes mosquitoes. CDC warns that there could be chances that the Zika virus might be active again in Spring. The CDC previously warned people travelling in Brazil and the Caribbean because of the Zika Virus outbreaks. Zika virus prone areas lost 30& of their regular profits. While Zika free zones like Hawaii earned twice as they used to.
Presently, the Zika virus issues have been forgotten. Does this mean that people could stop worrying about it? Well, experts say that the Zika virus has never been totally eliminated 30 Caribbean islands and 18 countries in South America. And the disease seems to turn up in everywhere from Southeast Asia to the South Pacific. Zika stories are not heard lately, because during winter mosquitos do not thrive.
However, regardless of this, between the months of November and January, the CDC recorded almost 4000 cases of Zika virus. The Zika zones involved are US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. The disease is more alarming than previously known. It is not similar to other diseases that are contained geographically. Other mosquito-borne diseases like malaria or dengue fever carry less blemish because they are curable.
According to the Live Trading, it is expected that there will be larger cases of the Zika virus this Spring. Miami is one good example. When the city notice their first cases of Zika transmission last Summer, the local government acted promptly. They enforced tri-partite strategy of aerial spraying, manual spraying, and local awareness that eradicated the disease.
Just recently, in Las Vegas Now, the first new non-travel Zika case has been reported in Clark County. The person infected was a female. She was first tested on December 28,2016. The results were confirmed February 8,2017. The previous case of a man in Clark County was a man who had traveled to Guatemala. People should also be aware that the Zika Virus could also be transmitted from mother to child, through sexual contact and blood transfusion.
Zika Virus Could Have Harmful Heart Effects
The ZXika virus has many negative effects on people afflicted by it. The Zika virus could have harmful heart effects as well.
Zika Virus In Tourists Is More Severe, Scientists Say
Researchers say that Zika virus could affect tourists more severely with its complications that previously thought. The study looked at Canadian trvelers and they found that some of them suffered more serious symptoms than anticipted.
Zika Vaccine: Human Trials On Mosquito Saliva Begin
Human testing has begun on a new vaccine that makes humans taste bad to Aedes Aegypti, the Zika-carrying tropical mosquito. The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) launched last week Phase 1 of clinical trials to test a vaccine intended to protect against mosquito-born viruses.
CDC Zika Warning: Be Prepared For Mosquito Season
Spring break is just around the corner, and the CDC wants travelers to remember that the Zika virus is still a concern. Ramping up efforts to warn people about Zika as we edge closer to mosquito season, the authority on diseases discuss current mosquito control practices.
Scientists Identify Second Cause of Hearing Problems in People
Researchers from the University of Michigan have published a study in the journal Nature Communications describing what constitutes hidden hearing loss in people and what causes it. Long exposure to excessive noise and loss of myelin have been found to be causes of second hearing loss in people. The researchers think this study is a step in the right direction towards finding treatment for people with hidden hearing problems.
The Double Impact: Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly, Researchers Say
Considering WHO’s recent declaration of being free from Zika Virus’ threat, are we really free from the Zika aftermath? What’s the truth behind new claims that Zika virus can allegedly cause microcephaly? Is Zika a hopeless case? Find out what health authorities have to say
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