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The CMV virus causes microcephaly in babies, and it’s much wider spread than Zika

The CMV virus causes microcephaly in babies, and it’s much wider spread than Zika | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it
The potential link between the Zika virus and brain malformations in babies is terrifying pregnant women around the world. But even in places not hit by the virus, kids are at risk of being born with microcephaly, or a smaller-than-average brain. Many of those cases are caused by a virus you’ve probably never heard of:...
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Zika Risk Communication: WHO and CDC Are Doing a Mostly Excellent Job So Far (Peter Sandman and Jody Lanard article)

Zika Risk Communication: WHO and CDC Are Doing a Mostly Excellent Job So Far (Peter Sandman and Jody Lanard article)

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Zika: The communication of an evolving health risk

Zika: The communication of an evolving health risk | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it
The decision is remarkable given that it clearly wasn’t based on scientific evidence of a serious threat

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The CMV virus causes microcephaly in babies, and it’s much wider spread than Zika

The CMV virus causes microcephaly in babies, and it’s much wider spread than Zika | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it
The potential link between the Zika virus and brain malformations in babies is terrifying pregnant women around the world. But even in places not hit by the virus, kids are at risk of being born with microcephaly, or a smaller-than-average brain. Many of those cases are caused by a virus you’ve probably never heard of:...
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How a Medical Mystery in Brazil Led Doctors to Zika

How a Medical Mystery in Brazil Led Doctors to Zika | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it

Well-written description of how Zika was recognized--I especially liked the part about the traveler suspecting he had the disease and the NP who listened to the patient.

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Folha de S.Paulo - Internacional - En - Science and Health - Study Confirms that Zika Virus Can Cross Placenta During Pregnancy - 20/01/2016

Folha de S.Paulo - Internacional - En - Science and Health - Study Confirms that Zika Virus Can Cross Placenta During Pregnancy - 20/01/2016 | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it
n cells both from the mother and the embryo.

According to the virologist Cláudia Nunes Duarte dos Santos, who participated in the research, the findings confirm the transmission of the zika vir

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Pneumonia Present in Nearly One-Third of Adults Hospitalized With Influenza

Pneumonia Present in Nearly One-Third of Adults Hospitalized With Influenza | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it
Influenza and pneumonia combined are the leading causes of death due to infectious diseases in the United States. Garg, et al. (2015) describe factors associated with pneumonia among adults hospitalized with influenza.

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Zika virus found in saliva but scientists split on transmission via kissing

Zika virus found in saliva but scientists split on transmission via kissing | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it
He argued that it was more likely to behave like dengue, another mosquito-borne disease that is found in human body fluids but cannot

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Parents of newborns warned after huge spike in potentially fatal virus

Parents of newborns warned after huge spike in potentially fatal virus | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it
They usually have a quite severe infection

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interesting article about paraechovirus


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A long friendship put spotlight on Flint water crisis

A long friendship put spotlight on Flint water crisis | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it
Flint lead discovery was the result of a longtime friendship between two women whose careers collided on a single issue.
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Inspiring profile about Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and friend Elin Betanzo, who alerted her to look at lead levels.

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Health officials want more Zika samples

Health officials want more Zika samples

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Data sharing was critical to stopping SARS and lack thereof has been a major problem w MERS, other outbreaks.

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How Pauline Cafferkey's Ebola relapse tears up everything doctors thought they knew

How Pauline Cafferkey's Ebola relapse tears up everything doctors thought they knew | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it
But she was not vomiting or bleeding

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Dengue fever outbreaks eliminated from Townsville in mosquito trial

Dengue fever outbreaks eliminated from Townsville in mosquito trial | Infectious diseases | Scoop.it
A trial to eliminate the mosquito-borne and potentially deadly dengue fever successfully stops outbreaks in Townsville.

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