Tag : Disease Outbreaks
title : WHO: Zika Virus to Spread Quickly Across US; Babies Birth Defect, Symptoms and Prevention Tips
summary : Increased cases of Zika virus, an emerging mosquito-borne virus first identified in Uganda in 1947, are being identified in the past week in various continents and geographies, states World Health Organization officials. People catch Zika virus by being bitten by an infected Aedes mosquito, the same type that spreads yellow fever, dengue and chikungunya. Outbreaks of this virus had been circulating through the Americas, Asia and Africa, and now is spreading.
date : Jan 25, 2016 12:17 PM EST