Health and Wellness

Concerns about Zika Virus Are Escalating

Posted by Suma Manjunath, M.D. on Feb 24, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Update: The number of Zika case in the United States has grown to 346, all in people who have traveled to Zika-prone countries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Officials with the CDC are warning the virus is “scarier than initially thought” with links to a broader array of birth defects throughout a longer period of pregnancy. Although the Zika virus hasn't been transmitted so far by moquitoes in the U.S., this could change as warmer weather brings the hatching of the types of mosquitoes that spread the virus.

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Topics: travel warnings, Zika virus, risks for women who are pregnant

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