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Zika virus might injury vision

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th July 2017

( CNN) Zika may now be linked to serious eye abnormalities that could lead to blindness in Brazilian newborns with microcephaly, according to a study published in JAMA. “These are severe retina lesions that will impede the capacities of the children to see well, ” told lead author Rubens Belfort Jr ., head prof of […]

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Why Utilizing Family planning In Bid To Combat Zika Virus Is A Good Notion

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th July 2017

The World Health Organisations decision to declare Zika virus a global emergency comes on the back of considerable concern over a suspected link to microcephaly, a condition that causes remarkably small heads in newborn newborns and which can lead to potentially devastating brain problems. There is fear that this virus( if it is the cause) […]

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Brazil’s President Outlines Her Plan To Combat Zika Virus

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th July 2017

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recognise last Wednesday that the government is “losing the battle” against the mosquito that carries the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in Brazil. But she maintained that Brazil was eventually “win the war” against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, reported Sao Paulo’s largest newspaper, O Estado de S. […]

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WHO holds emergency meeting to advise on response to Zika virus

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd July 2017

UN health body to decide whether outbreak is global emergency demanding immediate international action An emergency World Health Organisation committee will satisfy on Monday to advise on the international response to the Zika virus, as the number of infected people continues to soar. The committee will decide whether to designate the mosquito-borne virus which has […]

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Zika threat to newborns may be greater than guessed after virus may be in stillborn girl

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th June 2017

Epidemiologist warns that virus may affect not only the eyes and central nervous systems of foetuses, but may also cause swelling and demise in the womb Doctors fear that the Zika virus may pose a greater threat to unborn babies than previously known, after exams on a stillborn daughter in Brazil had reaffirmed that she […]

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Here’s Everything You Require To Know About The Zika Virus

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th June 2017

A travel alert was issued for people heading to several popular destinations due to the spread of the Zika virus. According to Cond Nast Traveler, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC) officially warned against traveling to Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela and Puerto […]

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CDC updates Zika recommendations for sex and pregnancy

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th June 2017

( CNN) Women with confirmed cases of the Zika virus or who have had symptoms of the virus should wait at least eight weeks after the start of their symptoms before attempting to get pregnant, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Men with confirmed cases of the virus or who have […]

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5 New Things You Require To Know About Zika Virus

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th June 2017

Zika virus, which is spread by the aedes aegypti mosquito, is the suspected culprit behind a wave of birth defects in Brazil. The illness continues to spread across Central and South America and the Caribbean, and now occurrences are cropping up all over the world through people who traveled to affected regions. With the high […]

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Heartbreak and hardship for women in Brazil as Zika crisis casts deep shadow | Sarah Boseley

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th June 2017

When her son was bear with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, Aline became the most recent mother thrust into an interminable cycle of care and rehabilitation Aline Ferreiras son wears a blue and white babygrow. Over her shoulder, she carries a cloth to wipe his mouth. She smiles merrily, but anyone can see there […]

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Zika virus outbreak in Miami Beach inspires rare federal traveling warning

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th June 2017

Condo houses are considered April 5, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida .Image: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images The U.S. government is taking the unprecedented step of advising pregnant women and their partners against traveling to one of Americas largest counties Miami-Dade amid a second corroborated Zika virus outbreak in southern Florida. The Centre for Disease Control […]

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