Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment
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An analysis of the progress, knowledge and treatment of Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & other high risk viruses
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How a Medical Mystery in Brazil Led Doctors to Zika

How a Medical Mystery in Brazil Led Doctors to Zika | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
A sudden, sharp increase in babies with “no foreheads and very strange heads” was baffling doctors in Brazil. That set off a search for answers that led to a little-known pathogen, the Zika virus.
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Zika virus: Brazilian doctor talks about connecting the dots between microcephaly, the disease

Zika virus: Brazilian doctor talks about connecting the dots between microcephaly, the disease | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Dr. Vanessa van der Linden started seeing cases of microcephaly last August, right around the same time her mother -- also a doctor -- was seeing the same defect
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New Zika cases confirmed in Indiana and Ohio

New Zika cases confirmed in Indiana and Ohio | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Health officials in Indiana and Ohio confirmed the first cases of Zika virus to be diagnosed in each state, and urged people traveling to affected areas to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
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Hawaii's Big Island Declares Emergency Over Dengue Fever Infections

Hawaii's Big Island Declares Emergency Over Dengue Fever Infections | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
The mayor of Hawaii's Big Island declared a state of emergency on Monday to deal with a growing outbreak of dengue fever, spread by infected mosquitoes, with 250 cases confirmed over the past four months.
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Short Answers to Hard Questions About Zika Virus

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Zika Virus | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Why scientists are worried about the growing epidemic and its effects on pregnant women, and advice on how to avoid the infection.
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Aussie diagnosed with Zika after Bali monkey bite, experts warn of missed cases

Aussie diagnosed with Zika after Bali monkey bite, experts warn of missed cases | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
The fast-spreading Zika virus is likely being under-diagnosed in South-East Asia, infectious disease experts have warned in several ...
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World Health Organization to decide if Zika virus is an emergency - BBC News

World Health Organization to decide if Zika virus is an emergency - BBC News | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
On Monday, the World Health Organization will meet to discuss whether the Zika virus - which is spreading rapidly through Latin America - should be declared an international emergency.
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The Brazilian Doctors Who Sounded the Alarm on Zika and Microcephaly

The Brazilian Doctors Who Sounded the Alarm on Zika and Microcephaly | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
The van der Linden family of physicians identified a likely link between the Zika virus and a spike in microcephaly, a birth defect that causes incomplete brain development.
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What's the Zika virus, and why should Australia worry about it?

What's the Zika virus, and why should Australia worry about it? | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
A global health warning says the frightening Zika virus could infect millions of people this year. But is it likely to be a threat here? Here's what you need ...
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Health officials battle to contain the Zika virus

Health officials battle to contain the Zika virus | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
10 cases of the mosquito-borne infection have turned up in five states this month, and it's spreading rapidly south of the border
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The five things you need to know about Zika - CNN.com

The five things you need to know about Zika - CNN.com | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
The Zika virus is is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and its rapid spread across the globe.
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Urgent travel warning for pregnant Australian women at risk of Zika virus

Urgent travel warning for pregnant Australian women at risk of Zika virus | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Health authorities have listed more than 20 "countries of concern" for pregnant Australian women to avoid amid concerns over the mosquito-borne Zika ...
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Can Zika Virus Be Spread Through Sexual Contact?

Can Zika Virus Be Spread Through Sexual Contact? | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
"Zika has been isolated in human semen, and one case of possible person-to-person sexual transmission has been described."
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Australian dengue researchers may have solution for Zika virus

Australian dengue researchers may have solution for Zika virus | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Australian scientists may soon be at the forefront of the fight against the Zika virus in South America, using a biological control designed to combat dengue ...
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US Olympic committee forced to deny telling athletes to avoid Rio

US Olympic committee forced to deny telling athletes to avoid Rio | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Brazil is the epicenter of the Zika health crisis, which was declared an international health emergency on February 1.
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Zika virus leaves Kenya undecided about attending Rio Olympics

Zika virus leaves Kenya undecided about attending Rio Olympics | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Kenya caused a stir on Tuesday when the head of its Olympics committee said the team might withdraw from the Rio ...
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First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus is confirmed in the US

First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus is confirmed in the US | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Dallas County health officials said they received confirmation from the CDC that a patient has become infected with Zika virus through sexual contact with an infected partner.
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Confirmation mosquito-borne Zika virus shrinks heads of unborn babies

Confirmation mosquito-borne Zika virus shrinks heads of unborn babies | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
The threat of Zika in Europe is 'very real indeed' according to scientists as the virus continues to spread throughout South and Central America affecting pregnant women.
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Zika outbreak: pregnant British women given immediate ultrasounds

Zika outbreak: pregnant British women given immediate ultrasounds | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
New NHS guidance says pregnant women who have travelled to Zika infected
regions should be given immediate ultrasounds
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Zika virus: How to cut off its spread? - CNN.com

Zika virus: How to cut off its spread? - CNN.com | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Technology innovation, realistic policies are key to preventing the spread of Zika. Agencies must make sound travel warnings for women.
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Zika crisis set to worsen as El Nino increases number of mosquitos

Zika crisis set to worsen as El Nino increases number of mosquitos | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
The UN health agency warned last week that the mosquito-borne disease was 'spreading explosively' in the Americas, with the region expected to see up to four million cases this year.
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America has TWO potential Zika vaccines ready for human trials

America has TWO potential Zika vaccines ready for human trials | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Clinical trials in people may begin by the end of this year, but there will not be a widely available vaccine for several years,
U.S. officials have admitted.
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Zika Virus has 'explosive pandemic potential': WHO urged to act now

Zika Virus has 'explosive pandemic potential': WHO urged to act now | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, experts urged the World Health Organisation to convene an emergency committee of disease experts.
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Zika virus 'spreading explosively,' WHO leader says - CNN.com

Zika virus 'spreading explosively,' WHO leader says - CNN.com | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
The Zika virus "is now spreading explosively" around the Americas, WHO leader Margaret Chan said. Officials estimate 3 million to 4 million cases in the region.
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What is the Zika virus and how can you avoid catching it?

What is the Zika virus and how can you avoid catching it? | Ebola, MERS, H7N9 & Other High Risk Viruses - Progress, Knowledge & Treatment | Scoop.it
Scientists believes the virus can cause birth defects such as microcephaly,
which leads to an abnormally small head
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