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Toddlers Born with Zika Virus Continue to Demonstrate Severe Developmental Issues

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Scientists are Only Just Learning the Terrifying Longterm Toll for Babies with Zika

Alexandra Sifferlin, Time•December 14, 2017

https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientist...203219041.html



Zika cases down yet need to prepear

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Study sheds light on how Zika causes nerve disorder

CHICAGO – A new study sheds light on how the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes a rare neurological condition, and the findings could have implications for companies working on Zika vaccines, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

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Children with Congenital Zika Virus Infection Face Serious Challenges as They Age

First report to show severe impairments become more evident over time

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First Case Of Zika Virus Transmitted Sexually Reported In Los Angeles

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Children with 'normal' heads may have Zika brain damage: study

AFP Relax News•February 5, 2018

Since Zika erupted on a large scale in mid-2015, more than 1.5 million people have been infected with the virus, mostly in Brazil and other countries in South America.

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More on Zika and fears other virus types could have the same effect as Zika.


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Zika may not be the only virus of its kind that can damage a fetus
Tests on pregnant mice show two other flaviviruses also cause deadly harm in the womb.


By Aimee Cunningham, 2:21pm, January 31, 2018

Zika virus may not be the black sheep of the family. Infections with either of two related viruses also cause fetal defects in mice, researchers find.

Some scientists have speculated that Zika’s capacity to harm a fetus might be unique among its kind, perhaps due to a recent change in the virus’s genetic material (SN: 10/28/17, p. 9). Others have argued that perhaps this dangerous ability was always there. It just wasn’t until the 2015–2016 epidemic in the Western Hemisphere that enough pregnant women were affected for public health researchers to identify the association with fetal defects
SN: 12/24/16, p. 19).

But new work suggests this capacity is not Zika’s alone. Pregnant mice infected with West Nile or Powassan virus — both flaviviruses, like Zika — also showed fetal harm. Over 40 percent of these infected fetuses died. But among pregnant mice infected with one of two other mosquito-borne viruses unrelated to Zika, all of the fetuses survived, scientists report online January 31 in Science Translational Medicine.
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Zika Linked to a Spike in Birth Defects in the U.S.


By Alexandra Sifferlin January 25, 2018
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Areas in the United States where Zika spread locally, like Florida and Texas, experienced a spike in birth defects.

According to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), areas in South Florida, parts of Texas and Puerto Rico saw a 21% increase in birth defects strongly linked with Zika in the last half of 2016, compared to the first part of the year.

CDC experts looked at surveillance data for about 1 million births in 15 U.S. states and territories. They reported that about three out of every 1,000 births that took place in those states in 2016 involved a birth defect that was potentially linked to Zika. About half of those infants were born with microcephaly or brain abnormalities, 20% were born with neural tube defects or other early brain issues, 22% had nervous system damage and 9% had eye problems.
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Zika Virus: Everything Pregnant Women Should Know

This mosquito-borne illness can threaten your unborn baby's health. Here's what you need to know about the Zika virus.

Parent Rag.. By Jennifer Kelly Geddes

If you're pregnant—or trying to conceive—the Zika virus is probably a top-of-mind concern right now, and with good reason: This mosquito-borne virus is dominating headlines with its scary advance into the United States and potentially devastating consequences for pregnant women and their babies.

Zika surfaced just over a year ago in South America, and Brazil has been disproportionately affected, with thousands of babies suffering severe birth defects, including brain damage, in utero when their mothers contracted the virus. But it has now spread to more than three dozen countries and territories in the Americas, and has recently landed in the United States, with local transmission taking place in two areas near Miami, Florida, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of September 14, 43 cases of local transmission have been reported. Meanwhile, more than 3,000 cases of travel-related Zika infections have been reported across United States, with 26 of all domestic infections being sexually transmitted. As of September 8, as many as 731 pregnant women show evidence of being infected with Zika in the US and an additional 1,156 pregnant women are infected in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, the CDC reports.
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Today doctors are trying to fight one form of cancer using the Zika Virus...





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Zika virus could be alternative for treatment of aggressive brain cancer


February 21, 2018

Zika virus, feared for causing microcephaly in babies whose mothers were infected during pregnancy by attacking the cells that will give rise to the fetus's cerebral cortex, could be an alternative for treatment of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive kind of malignant brain tumor in adults.

This discovery was made by researchers at the University of Campinas's School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCF-UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil.

"Zika virus, which has become a threat to health in the Americas, could be genetically modified to destroy glioblastoma cells," said Rodrigo Ramos Catharino, a professor at FCF-UNICAMP and head of the institution's Innovare Biomarker Laboratory.

Through the mass spectrometry analysis of Zika virus-infected glioblastoma cells, scientists also identified the presence of digoxin, a molecule which induced the death of tumoral cells of skin and breast cancer in previous experiments.

Resulting from a Thematic Project supported by the Sao Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP , the study is described in an article posted to bioRxiv, a preprint repository for the biological sciences, and accepted for publication by Journal of Mass Spectrometry.

Previous research conducted recently in Brazil and elsewhere points to increased mortality rates for human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) infected by Zika virus, as well as growth inhibition and morphological abnormalities.

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Mosquitoes spreading Zika virus in parts of U.S.: CDC

March 8, 2018 - Health Day

(HealthDay)—Zika infections are on the rise in parts of the United States where mosquitoes spread the virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





The CDC reported 5,168 cases of Zika-related illness in 2016.

Of those cases in 50 states and Washington, D.C., more than 90 percent were in people who had visited Zika-risk areas outside of the continental U.S., especially the Caribbean. But 224 people were infected with Zika from local mosquitoes in small areas of Florida and Texas in 2016.

The CDC reported no locally transmitted Zika cases in the United States during 2015.

The report by Dr. Victoria Hall, of the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service, and colleagues was published in the March 9 issue of the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The CDC advises people who live in or travel to areas with Zika risk to protect themselves against mosquito bites and sexual transmission of the virus.

The researchers also said that rapid identification and investigation of Zika cases, especially where it is being spread by mosquitoes, may help officials target mosquito-control programs to reduce its spread.

Zika infection during pregnancy can cause several birth defects, including microcephaly, an abnormally small head and brain.

In January, the CDC reported that about three of every 1,000 newborns in 15 U.S. states and territories had a birth defect possibly caused by Zika infection.

The agency also reported a 21 percent increase in birth defects likely caused by Zika between the first and second halves of 2016 in southern Florida, part of south Texas and Puerto Rico. All three areas had local transmission of the virus that summer.

However, it's not clear if those increases were caused by local transmission of Zika alone, or if other factors contributed, the researchers said.

The CDC recommends health care providers test patients for Zika if they have symptoms of the infection and either live in or have visited areas where it is an ongoing problem. In addition, patients who have had unprotected sex with someone who lives in or traveled to those areas should also be tested.

Explore further: 2016 saw increase in birth defects potentially linked to Zika

More information: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on Zika.

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Global: Zika Outbreak – Emergency Plan of Action Preliminary Final Report (MDR42003)

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from International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Published on 31 Mar 2018

This is a preliminary final report. There are two outstanding provisions regarding the working advance balance in hand of two National Societies. The total of provision is CHF 28,536. The remaining balance from the contribution received from USAID, will be transferred to the projects in the Caribbean, linked to the 2018 Development Operational Plan. The remaining balance is CHF 1,550,339. the final narrative and financial reports will be published as soon as possible.

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus predominantly transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus) - the same type of mosquitoes that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. In addition to mosquito bites, sexual transmission of the Zika virus has also been reported.


Symptoms of Zika infection are usually mild and last for two to seven days. Symptoms include mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. It has been estimated that only one in five people infected with the virus will show any symptoms. Potential outcomes of the disease are more worrying. There is a proven link between microcephaly as well as other neurological manifestations (together called “congenital Zika virus syndrome) and Zika infection in pregnancy. Additionally, significant increases in Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) seen in countries with large-scale Zika virus outbreaks are considered a rare outcome of Zika virus.

Following a Zika virus outbreak in Brazil in 2015, the virus has been steadily spreading around the globe in areas where the Aedes mosquito is present. WHO declared the Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in February 2016 and the IFRC initiated its Zika response the same month.

On March 8, the Zika Emergency Committee announced there was evidence of a causal association between Zika and the neurological disorders and WHO recommended enhanced surveillance, research, and aggressive measures to reduce infections, particularly Emergency Plan of Action Preliminary Final Report Global: Zika Outbreak amongst pregnant women and women of childbearing age. By November 2016, WHO had announced that Zika was no longer a PHEIC however Zika is expected to remain a significant enduring public health challenge requiring intense action.

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