View Full Version : ZIKA virus: WHO declares global public health emergency

February 1, 2016, 04:54 PM
The World Health Organization designated the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern Monday, an action it has taken only three times before and which paves the way for the mobilization of more funding and manpower to fight the mosquito-born pathogen spreading "explosively" through the Americas.

Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/02/01/zika-virus-who-declares-global-public-health-emergency-given-rapid-spread-in-americas/

More info:What is Zika and how does it spread? (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/01/21/zika-virus-faq-more-than-a-million-infected-globally-a-dozen-in-the-united-states/?tid=a_inl)

February 1, 2016, 05:02 PM
How might Zika cause brain damage in infants?
Experts aren’t certain how it happens, or even whether the virus is to blame.
The possibility that the Zika virus causes microcephaly – unusually small heads and damaged brains – emerged only in October, when doctors in northern Brazil noticed a surge in babies with the condition.

What is microcephaly? (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/health/what-is-zika-virus.html)

February 2, 2016, 11:28 PM

February 24, 2016, 09:30 PM
I wonder how they might cope with all the people going to the Olympics in Brazil later this year

April 14, 2016, 04:46 PM
Zika virus confirmed as cause of microcephaly birth defect, CDC says....

Since last year, doctors in Brazil have been linking Zika infections in pregnant women to a rise in newborns with microcephaly, or an unusually small skull. Most experts were cautious about drawing a firm connection. But now the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says enough evidence is in.

Link (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/13/zika-virus-confirmed-cause-microcephaly-birth-defect-cdc)

May 31, 2016, 12:08 PM
2016 Olympics might be postponed due to the Zika virus.


The country is also unstable on political grounds. They have an interim President....so amny things going wrong for Brazil at the wrong time.

June 1, 2016, 06:04 AM
1st baby born in the US with the Zika virus.

In Hackensack, New Jersey.


August 5, 2016, 10:43 AM
If you or anyone you know is pregnant and in Miami.....get the hell out of there!!

There's a war going on between mosquitoes and the ill-advised, ill-fated, unprepared Florida state government

August 5, 2016, 11:00 AM
Does repellent work?

August 5, 2016, 11:04 AM
Does repellent work?

Yes! The Off Deep Woods brand...that stuff is like Zeeeshan to gurls...:D

August 8, 2016, 02:04 PM
Why you worry about Zika Virus? Anybody is pregnant?

August 8, 2016, 02:31 PM
^^ underestimating the magnitude of the virus. Just like the Republicans in congress

August 26, 2016, 10:07 PM
A woman contracts the Zika virus from a man showing no symptoms

A man who had no idea he had Zika has given the virus to his female partner during sex, the Centers for Disease Control announced today. It's the first documented case of a person with no symptoms sexually transmitting the virus to a partner who had not traveled to an area of active Zika circulation.