Tag Archives: Zika

Zika Worries Mothers In Columbia Over The Future Of Babies Exposed To The Virus

Zika is a worrisome disease for many pregnant women, especially in Brazil, but in Columbia the disease is impacting expectant and new mothers in a different way. The mosquito borne illness has affected the fetuses of expectant mothers in Brazil on an astounding level. Hundreds of babies have been born with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads which will affect the ...

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Study supports Zika link to microcephaly

Image copyright AP Image caption A 10-year-old Brazilian boy holds his two-month-old brother, who was born with microcephaly Scientists say a study involving pregnant women in Brazil “strengthens” the theory that Zika is linked to microcephaly birth defects in babies. The research confirmed the presence of Zika virus in the amniotic fluid of two women who had had Zika-like symptoms ...

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Zika Virus Vaccine: How Long Will It Take To Create? What Is The Creation Process Like? [Video]

As the Zika virus is spreading across the globe, pressure is mounting for medical scientists and researchers to create a vaccine. The problem is that creating a vaccine takes time and money. Alan Barrett, director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development in Texas, says, “it takes about 20 years and costs about $ 1.5 billion.” There is some good ...

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Obama requests $1.8B in emergency funding to combat Zika

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Obama will ask Congress for more than $ 1.8 billion in emergency funding to tackle the fast-spreading Zika virus both at home and abroad. Amid an international outbreak, President Obama on Monday requested more than $ 1.8 billion emergency funding to help combat the rapidly expanding Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said ...

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Zika Virus Means Americans Are Avoiding Latin America As A Holiday Destination

Latin American countries have long relied on American tourists as a large source of their income, however, that tourism industry appears to be suffering as a result of the Zika virus. The virus is believed to be discouraging many Americans from holidaying in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a poll from Reuters/Ipsos. The Zika virus is causing chaos ...

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