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Category: Zika

Continuing the Fight Against Zika

Zika virus continues to spread in many countries and territories around the globe. Because there is no vaccine or medicine for Zika, the virus and its associated health outcomes will remain a significant and enduring public health challenge. The Danger from Zika Although many people infected with Zika experience mild or no symptoms, infection during Read More >

Posted on by Olga L. Henao, MPH, PhD, Epidemiologist2 CommentsTags , , , ,

Vietnam: Increased Surveillance Leads to Detection of Zika Virus

Vietnam EOC gathered for a briefing about the Zika virus.

Vietnam EOC gathered for a briefing about the Zika virus. Along with WHO, CDC experts Anthony Mounts, Trang Do, Michael Johansson, and Leisha Nolen provided consultation during the meeting. CDC Vietnam will enhance surveillance and temperature monitoring at border control areas and alert pregnant women to be aware and report any signs and symptoms. The Read More >

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CDC director: What we’re doing about the Zika virus

This blog was originally posted on CNN.com on February 1, 2016 (CNN)¬†Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we’ve come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary. And Zika¬†is our newest threat, particularly to pregnant women. New, unfamiliar Read More >

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