Tag : WHO
title : Zika Virus Is 'Scarier Than Initially Thought,' Billions Needed To Fight It Say U.S. Health Officials
summary : A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said Monday the Zika virus is tied to more birth defects than the genetic abnormalities-related microcephaly, and the mosquitoes that can carry it are present in 30 U.S. states. Doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health appeared before White House reporters Monday to press their case for Congress to approve $1.9 billion in emergency funding to fight the virus.
date : Apr 11, 2016 11:57 PM EDT
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