Category Archives: Zika

Zika Update

A group of scientist working on a vaccine for Zika reported a vaccine that successfully protected mice from contracting Zika. This is a big step toward producing a vaccine that is safe and effective for humans. Texas, which had 6 … Continue reading

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Zika Update January 2017

Zika Virus is becoming old news that drops from public consciousness. However, Zika is still in the US and is still being locally transmitted in Florida despite spraying and efforts at eradication. Florida has the second highest number of reported … Continue reading

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Zika In Texas Update

This week (12/14/16) the CDC issued a travel alert for Brownsville & Cameron County, TX. Since the first Zika case in this area was documented on the last week in November, additional Zika virus cases been reported in 4 people and the … Continue reading

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Zika Transmission in Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported on November 28, 2016 the first documented case of Zika transmission in Texas from Cameron County along the Mexican border. A woman tested positive for Zika virus in urine but not blood indicating … Continue reading

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The Costs of Zika

The Zika Virus epidemic continues and will impose costs into the future. The World Health Organization has moved Zika off its “Emergency” list and onto its chronic problems list. Hopes of a quick containment have been replaced by a long … Continue reading

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No News Is Good News

Below freezing temperatures this morning (11/12/16) should be the end of our mosquito season. The Zika epidemic in the Caribbean had minimal impact on Indiana with no reported evidence of Zika infected mosquitos or transmission occurring in Indiana. However, there … Continue reading

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Living With Zika Effects

Much of the study and worry about Zika is over its potential to cause birth defects including microcephaly. Zika is known to invade the testes and be sexually transmitted in sperm for 80 days. Scientists* have been studying its effects … Continue reading

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