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Feb. 2, 2016: Zika Virus Update

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Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that spread Chikungunya and dengue.

Spotlighted Topic of the Week: Zika Virus

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CDC DIRECTOR: WHAT WE'RE DOING ABOUT THE ZIKA VIRUS

Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we’ve come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary. And Zika is our newest threat, particularly to pregnant women.

New, unfamiliar and mysterious threats to our health are scary. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — where we identify, on average, one new health threat each year — we work around the clock with an approach that prioritizes finding out what we need to know as fast as we can to protect Americans…read blog

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM MOSQUITO BITES
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ZIKA VIRUS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (COURTESY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)

What is Zika virus? What are the symptoms? Should I avoid travelling? How can I protect myself and my family from Zika virus? Watch Zika Q&A and find the answers! Watch video

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THE ZIKA VIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (COURTESY OF THE WHITE HOUSE)

If you've been thinking about traveling to warmer climates or have been catching a few news stories, you may have heard about something called the Zika virus -- a disease spread primarily through mosquito bites.

Zika causes mild illness in some, however, we are closely tracking and responding to recent outbreaks of this virus because the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued reports that indicate Zika may be linked to serious birth defects in babies of mothers who were infected with this virus while pregnant…read story

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CDC Zika Updates

Latest Outbreak Info

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing…read more

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On the Calendar

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February 14: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day
February 20: World Day of Social Justice
February 29: Rare Disease Day
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