Why Public Health Students Are Preparing for Zika Outbreaks

The University of Arizona and a lot of top universities with Public Health departments or majors are taking active steps towards preparing their students to deal with Zika outbreaks. The Zika virus has been causing a lot of problems worldwide, including over 300 cases of infection in the United States. The virus is also considered to be more dangerous due to the fact that it doesn’t always produce immediate symptoms. The only accurate way of detecting such cases is through a complete blood work. Other facts about the Zika virus…

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Mystery Zika case in Utah may have been spread via tears or sweat

Experts are investigating the possibility that the Zika virus can be passed on in sweat or tears, after the infection of a 38-year-old man in the US who appears to have caught the virus at his father’s hospital bedside. Miami Beach protests against use of Naled to fight Zika-carrying mosquitos Read more Until now it was thought that Zika was only transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes and, in rare instances, via semen and from pregnant women to their foetuses. A paper in the New England Journal of Medicine,…

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Zika virus: scientists present strong evidence of Guillain-Barré link

Findings published as experts warn that paralysing illness could overwhelm intensive care wards of Latin America Doctor treats a patient with Guillain-Barré syndrome in Cúcuta, Colombia. Photograph: Ricardo Mazalan/AP Scientists have amassed the strongest evidence yet that the Zika virus can cause the serious neurological condition Guillain-Barré syndrome, and are warning that the potential number of cases of the paralysing illness could overwhelm the intensive care wards of Latin America. The surge in the number of people with Guillain-Barré had been linked to Zika only on the basis of the…

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