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Could Zika be the next HIV? - CNN

Laurie Garrett is a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. (CNN) Thirty-five years ago, alert physicians in the United States spotted ...and more »

What is Zika, where did the virus come from and what happens if I catch it? -

The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infection which was first identified in Africa in 1947. It has spread significantly across the world since the first reported case in Brazil in 2015. For most people it is a very mild infection and isn't harmful ...and more »

US Zika Pregnancy Registry: How to Participate - Medscape

Hello. I'm Margaret Lampe, a nurse scientist with the Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force for CDC's 2016 Zika virus response. Although Zika virus was discovered more than 70 years ago, microcephaly and other birth defects associated with Zika ...and more »

First case of Zika spread through female-to-male sex in NYC - Washington Post

Women are capable of passing a Zika infection to their male sexual partners, according to new research released Friday. For the first time, public health officials report that a woman transmitted the virus to her male partner during sex. All previously ...and more »

Colombia offers the possibility that the Zika epidemic may not be as bad as feared - Washington Post

CALI, Colombia — In the nine months since the Zika virus appeared in Colombia, the government has reported nearly 100,000 cases, including more than 17,000 among pregnant women. But the epidemic has not produced the dreaded wave of fetal deformities ...and more »

Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time - KRIS Corpus Christi News

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented. Zika is usually spread by mosquitoes, and health officials have known for some time ...and more »

Zika outbreak expected to end in 2 to 3 years -

The Zika outbreak rampaging through Latin America will likely burn itself out in the next two to three years, based on the fact that people develop immunity to the virus after an initial infection, British scientists said on Thursday. The researchers ...and more »

Zika epidemic in Latin America may have peaked, and scientists predict it will be over in 3 years - Los Angeles Times

Researchers modeling the rampant spread of the Zika virus say that, like a wildfire consuming a parched landscape, the epidemic that has caused a plague of birth defects in Brazil is already showing signs of slowing and is likely to largely burn itself ...and more »

Issues Of The Environment: Protecting Yourself From Zika And West Nile During Mosquito Season - WEMU

Summer brings hordes of mosquitos and several diseases along with them, including the Zika virus. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Emily Toth Martin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of ...and more »

Man Gets Zika from Sex with Female Partner, in First - Live Science

A woman in New York City who was infected with Zika passed the virus to her male partner during sex, marking the first report of female-to-male sexual transmission of this virus. Previously, all reports of sexual transmission of the Zika virus have ...and more »