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Democrat demand Congress objective its vacation to approve Zika funding

Published in Odd and Fun on 24th December 2017

Doctors anxieties of low funding and the first mosquito-borne infections in Florida prompt senators demand that Republican peers return for emergency funds Senate Democrats have called for Congress to objective its recess and immediately approve emergency funds for combating the Zika virus in America, after Florida reported its first cases of mosquito-borne infections on the […]

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‘It’s going to hit the poorest people’: Zika outbreak feared on the Texas border

Published in Odd and Fun on 24th December 2017

As mosquito season ramps up again, activists and health workers fear the worst for the the Rio Grande Valley, where conditions are ripe for mosquitoes to breed When Patricia Pena hosted a Zika awareness class near the Texas border with Mexico on Tuesday, only four people depicted up. Even though theres been a lot of […]

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Zika damage to brain goes well beyond microcephaly, research shows

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st December 2017

New Research on newborns and foetuses in Brazil exposes extent of brain damage caused by mosquito-borne virus A new report depicts in graphic detail the kind of damage Zika infections can do to the developing brain damage that goes well beyond microcephaly, a birth defect in which the babys head is much smaller than normal. […]

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Colombia declares end to Zika epidemic as spread of virus levels off

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th December 2017

Health officials register a drop in the number of infections, signaling endemic phase of the virus, in which it continues to be present but spreads slowly Colombia has declared an end to its Zika epidemic with the spread of the virus levelling off in the country after infecting nearly 100,000 people even as it continues […]

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Zika test gets emergency acceptance by FDA, available to physicians next week

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th December 2017

( CNN) The first commercial exam for Zika virus has received emergency employ authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the test’s developers, Quest Diagnostics, the newly approved diagnostic tool will become available to physicians in the United States and Puerto Rico as early as next week. Puerto Rico is considered to […]

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Colombia researchers discover first cases of Zika virus linked to birth defect

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th December 2017

Country had until now not confirmed any cases of flaws related to the virus, though Brazil has considered a marked rise in areas where the disease is widespread Researchers in Colombia have discovered the countrys first cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. One researcher in the city of Sincelejo in northern […]

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Here’s Why We Don’t Have A Vaccine For Zika Virus

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd December 2017

As the research community gears up to address Zika virus, one common topic has been why, if we’ve known about Zika since 1947, are we only starting these efforts in 2016? As Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, acknowledged, the disease is uncharted territory. “We, prior to this […]

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Learn More About The Study On Zika Virus And Birth Defects

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st December 2017

CHICAGO, Feb 9( Reuters) – At Roberto Santos General Hospital in Salvador, Brazil, Dr. Antonio Almeida and a team of specialists are closely following two groups of women: Those who deliver babies with abnormally small heads and those who deliver apparently normal babies. The hospital is one of three in this city on Brazil’s eastern […]

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RTAG 11 TTThere were weeks of him sobbing and praying to come back, calling it the biggest mistake of their own lives but, by then, I had begun to experience how life could be, should ‘Go smoke free. Stay pretty’- the health campaigns that haven’t heard of feminism

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th November 2017

From superficial smoking campaigns to ads that attempt to stimulate breast cancer sexy, public health advice for women has got a long way to go… Hear that voice, all you women of a childbearing age? Its period, running out. Soon your eggs will be past their prime and you will no longer be of any […]

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Why The Zika Virus Could Force Women To Have Unsafe Abortions

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th November 2017

BALI, Indonesia — As the Zika virus continues to cause severe birth deformities in babies whose moms contract it throughout the Americas, El Salvador has advised girls to avoid becoming pregnant for a full two years until the epidemic is eradicated. But women who are already pregnant with the disease are left with few options […]

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