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After Zika and Hurricane Irma, Miami Beach Looks to Insure Tourism Tax Revenue. Resort taxes, which include taxes levied on hotel stays and restaurant tabs, make up more than ... Then Zika scared off visitors. By the time Hurricane Irma hit last September, hotels and other tourism-dependent ...
[BOGOTA] Millions of sterile mosquitoes will be released from drones over parts of Brazil to combat the Zika virus, after successful field tests were hailed as a "breakthrough" by the United Nations. Once freed, the sterilised, laboratory-bred male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes - which spread Zika, dengue ...

With the threat of the Zika virus coming with mosquito season, Broward County will begin spraying larvicide in eight municipalities and unincorporated Broward on Monday. The spray attack on the Aedes aegypti mosquito will occur from Monday through May 11, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., in Fort ...
A Vanderbilt team took the next leap forward in using a little-known bacteria to stop the spread of deadly mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika and dengue. Wolbachia are bacteria that occur widely in insects and, once they do, inhibit certain pathogenic viruses the insects carry. The problem with ...
Warmer weather signals the onset of vacations, destination weddings and--unfortunately--mosquitoes. Since the Zika virus emerged three years ago in the Americas, cases have declined, but many people wonder if they still need to consider the mosquito-borne disease when making travel plans. Zika
Guidelines in place for protecting against the sexual transmission of Zika virus need to be re-evaluated, based on a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC currently recommends that men who have traveled to a Zika-active region either use condoms or abstain ...

The funds will be used to purchase equipment such as handheld sprayers, backpack sprayers, truck-mounted sprayers, traps, and anti-mosquito materials including pellets, briquettes and liquids. The amount was less than similar grants awarded by the state in 2016 and 2017, when the Zika threat was at ...
Zika, the mosquito-born virus that causes birth defects, is still an issue in 2018. Zika is prevalent in tropical climates, but some warm locations are safe to visit this year for those worried about the risk of Zika. Zika-free destinations can be found in parts of Africa and all over Europe, according to the CDC.
Scientists would have to rule out the possibility that children had been infected before birth -- no easy task given that Zika infections can be mild and women don't always know they were infected. And testing for antibodies in the women or their children might not generate a clear answer, because ...
DISEASE X has been identified as a mystery pathogen by World Health Organisation (WHO) scientists, who believe it may have the potential to cause a deadly outbreak as bad as Zika or Ebola – or even worse. But how could Disease X cause a global epidemic? One expert explains how animals could be ...
This is an Aedes albopictus female mosquito obtaining a blood meal from a human host. (James Gathany/CDC - This media comes from the CDC's Public Health Image Library (PHIL), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1831559). Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save.
Microcephaly, meaning a small brain and head, is arguably the most well-known birth defect associated with Zika virus; this was seen in 5.8 per cent of cases in the study. The worst time to acquire Zika virus appeared to be during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, when 12.7 per cent of babies developed ...
HealthDay News — A total of 5168 noncongenital Zika virus disease cases were reported from US states and the District of Columbia in 2016, with 95% of cases identified in travelers returning from Zika virus-affected areas, according to research published in the US Centers for Disease Control and ...
The accessibility of aviation travel, coupled with globalization, has increased the transmission risk for various arboviruses, including Zika virus, Chikungunya virus and Dengue fever. It is important for NPs and PAs to distinguish among prospective arboviruses in clinical practice because of the potential for ...
People's willingness to use a Zika vaccine — when it's available — will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and the vaccine, but also by their misconceptions about other vaccines, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, U.S., examined ...
The study, published in the Journal of Public Health, found that people's erroneous beliefs about an association between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism were a predictor of people's lessened intention to get a Zika vaccine. The study also found that people's perceptions of the ...
In this July 26, 2016 file photo, a newborn baby with microcephaly rests at a maternity ward of the University Hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Researchers say the severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can ...

Zika was first discovered in Uganda in 1947, and spread quietly through Asia. An outbreak in French Polynesia in 2013-14 caused a noticeable upswing in microcephaly cases. A 2016 study concluded that Zika arrived in the Americas between May-December 2013, when air travel from Zika-infected ...
Lisdeth Arguello holds her 3-month-old grandson, Jesus, who was born with microcephaly, at their home in Guarenas, Venezuela, in October 2016. The Zika virus, which is linked to microcephaly, was originally identified in Uganda in 1947.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Doctors across the Twin Cities keep hearing the same Good Question: Is the Zika virus still a concern for travelers? “It's falling off of people's radar but the virus is still there, it hasn't gone away,” says Dr. Jared Frandson, a family practice physician at the Fairview Uptown Clinic.
Many people infected with Zika will have no symptoms, but the disease poses a serious risk to pregnant women. It's connected to birth defects such as microcephaly, where babies are born with abnormally small heads and significantly hindered brain development. Here's a brief rundown about what causes Zika, and what ...
Scientists have begun work on a Zika vaccine to help protect pregnant woman. The virus has been linked to severe birth defects and was declared as a global medical emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2016. The Universities of Liverpool and Manchester and Public Health England will ...
WASHINGTON -- Members of a government ethics panel have renewed their criticisms of a controversial study in which volunteers are to be deliberately infected with the Zika virus. In an article published this month in the journal Science, panel members called for the establishment of ethics committees ...
According to a statement issued by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), on February 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has removed the Bahamas from its list of “Areas with Risk of Zika.” According to the CDC'S website, the list identifies places where pregnant women should ...
More than one in 10 babies whose mothers were infected with the Zika virus in the first three months of pregnancy will go on to have birth defects, researchers have found. The latest study is a reminder of the toll of the virus, which swept through the Americas and parts of the Caribbean in 2015 and 2016.
Zika virus has largely disappeared from the Americas. No additional countries have reported active local transmission of Zika since late 2016, according to the Pan American Health Organization. Provisional data from the CDC show that in 2017, 424 cases of symptomatic Zika virus disease cases were reported in the United ...
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In 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus caused birth defects in babies born to women who had been infected while pregnant. This was the first mosquito-borne disease known to cause birth defects. Since then, images of babies with underdeveloped heads, ...
Two years on from the peak of the Zika epidemic, the disease continues to have a tragic impact on people's lives. In Brazil, more than 3,000 children are suffering from problems with their growth and development. Many more, mostly from the poorer north-eastern parts of the country, are still being ...
Last year, Zhang's team showed that SHERLOCK uses CRISPR-Cas13a to find the genetic sequence of Zika, dengue, and several other bacteria, as well as the sequences associated with a cancer mutation in a variety of human samples, such as saliva. Now, the team has improved the tool to be 100 times ...
For prospective parents, choosing a spring break destination isn't as breezy as buying plane tickets and packing bathing suits. In recent years, growing families have had to consider places affected by Zika, the virus carried by mosquitoes and linked to microcephaly, a condition where a baby's brain doesn't ...
The antioxidant drug ebselen can prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus from male to female mice, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens by Yogy Simanjuntak and colleagues at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. The results hint at a potential role for ebselen in preventing Zika spread ...
SOUTH MIAMI — Mosquitoes are a year-round downside to living in subtropical Miami, but millions of bacteria-infected mosquitoes flying in a suburban neighborhood are being hailed as an innovation that may kill off more bugs that spread Zika and other viruses. Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control and ...
"Current criteria using head size to diagnose Zika-related brain injury fail to capture more subtle brain damage that can lead to significant learning problems and mental health disorders later in life," said lead author Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UW School of ...
hen scientists discovered that the Zika virus was causing birth defects 1, it seemed to catch the world off guard. The mosquito-borne virus could slip from mother to fetus and damage the developing brain, leaving newborns with a range of serious complications 2. But what if other viruses spread by insects ...
Areas with local transmission of the virus -- Southern Florida, a portion of South Texas and Puerto Rico -- saw a 21 percent jump in births with Zika virus-related defects during the second half of 2016 compared with the first half of the year. The authors of the MMWR report were unable to determine whether ...
With the funding, he will lead a global network studying vector-borne diseases, such as malaria, Dengue and Zika. The goal is to reduce and block the transmission of pathogens by releasing specific insect disease vectors. Wolbachia, for example, is already starting to be deployed in several countries.
(HealthDay)—From the first half of 2016 to the second half of 2016, there was an increase in the number of birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection, according to research published in the Jan. 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ...
Scientists from the University of Glasgow have made a breakthrough in the fight against dengue and Zika virus transmission from mosquitoes. New research has proved that a novel strain of the inherited bacteria Wolbachia blocks the transmission of the viruses. Work carried out by scientists from the ...
The recent Zika and Ebola epidemics brought further urgency to the issue of immune privilege. Reports emerged of patients who had these viruses in their semen months after they were originally infected even though the viruses had been cleared from elsewhere in their bodies. In one of the most extreme ...
In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus — and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse fetuses. Writing in the current online issue of the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at University of California ...
Zika is a virus spread mainly by the bite of a mosquito species known as Aedes. Such mosquitoes also spread the viruses of dengue and chikungunya, as well, and they tend to bite both during the day and the night. Mosquitoes that spread this virus lay their eggs near standing water. The Zika virus can be ...
The National Environment Agency's (NEA) on Wednesday warned that the Zika virus has resurfaced in Singapore. According to an update published on the NEA website, the case, which was diagnosed and reported to authorities on Jan.18, is the first of its kind in 2018 since the disease was thought to be ...
SINGAPORE: After nearly four months without a reported case of Zika virus infection, the first case of 2018 was confirmed last Thursday (Jan 18). It is also the first case since Sep 29, 2017, according to the Ministry of Health. The ministry said on Tuesday that the patient sought outpatient treatment and is ...
New York, Jan. 21 (IANS): The Zika virus disrupts oxygen supply to a pregnant woman's placenta, leading to impairment in foetal development and also increases the newborns susceptibility to additional infections, scientists have found. A Zika virus outbreak in Brazil in 2015 had led to widespread concern ...
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine discovered that a protein designed to protect the body from infection by the Zika virus also disrupts fetal development and potentially terminates pregnancies in Zika-infected mothers. The authors of the study postulated that, therefore, immune response may also ...
A program designed to prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce birth defects during the height of the 2016-17 Zika virus outbreak in Puerto Rico successfully served more than 21,000 women during a 16-month period. Supported by the CDC Foundation, with technical assistance from the Centers for ...
This artist's image of a placenta shows how the Zika virus can affect a mother's womb. The maternal blood vessels that feed into the placenta (A) become narrower and limit blood flow to the fetus. The leaf-like villi (C) that enable a fetus to receive oxygen-rich blood, absorb nutrients, and remove waste also ...
Karen Cheng, a third-year medical student at Boston University, has received a $3,500 grant from the Clinton Global Initiative University, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, for her work in preventing the spread of disease-causing viruses such as Zika. Cheng said she received the grant for developing a ...
Twice, participants received a booster shot that was either the vaccine, which contains a deactivated Zika virus, or a placebo. Researchers then study the blood samples to see if the vaccine is eliciting an ideal immune response. Newcomer won't know if he received the vaccine until the end of the year ...


 

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