Zika Virus & WHO

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Best of  Zika Virus & WHO General Thread about the Zika virus. There are Threads for each country as well.
28th Jan, 2016 - 1:29pm / Post ID: #

Zika Virus & WHO

Zika Virus & WHO

We recently indexed Threads for Zika in each country but I thought a general Thread was necessary as it is becoming a world epidemic and already affecting whole countries.

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WHO director: Zika virus now 'spreading explosively'

The World Health Organization announced Thursday that it is convening an emergency committee to decide if the Zika virus outbreak, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems, should be declared an international health emergency. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said at a special meeting in Geneva that the virus was "Spreading explosively," the Associated Press reported. Ref. USAToday



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1st Feb, 2016 - 10:58am / Post ID: #

WHO and Virus Zika

Some experts say that there really may not be a connection between Zika and the small head babies that are born and yet others say differently. Its hard to know who to believe but pregnant women really need to keep away from mosquitoes no matter what.



1st Feb, 2016 - 8:05pm / Post ID: #

Zika Virus & WHO Health & Special Psychology

The WHO is saying that Zika is a world epidemic now and we are going to have some major problems with pregnancies occurring in 2016!.



1st Feb, 2016 - 8:44pm / Post ID: #

WHO and Virus Zika

This is one of the downsides of globalization, you share the good of a country and also inherit the bad.



Post Date: 20th Feb, 2016 - 1:06pm / Post ID: #

WHO and Virus Zika

Ebola Crisis Provides Framework For Responding To Outbreaks Like Zika Virus
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As world leaders grapple with containing the Zika virus, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa provides valuable lessons for how to respond to infectious disease epidemics, according to a new policy report.
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Post Date: 20th Feb, 2016 - 1:13pm / Post ID: #

Zika Virus & WHO

New Charts To Assess Head Circumference At Birth Will Be Valuable Tool In Zika Crisis
Science Related News

The INTERGROWTH-21st Consortium has published the final set of charts that enable healthcare professionals worldwide to assess the weight, length and head circumference of newborns from 24 to 42 weeks of gestation, and which apply to all babies, regardless of race or ethnicity.
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Post Date: 5th Mar, 2016 - 7:02pm / Post ID: #

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Zika Virus & WHO

Likely biological link found between Zika virus, microcephaly

Working with lab-grown human stem cells, a team of researchers suspect they have discovered how the Zika virus probably causes microcephaly in fetuses. The virus selectively infects cells that form the brain's cortex, or outer layer, making them more likely to die and less likely to divide normally and make new brain cells. Ref. Source 4v.

8th Mar, 2016 - 7:14pm / Post ID: #

Zika Virus & WHO Psychology Special & Health

Zika is turning into the new "HIV" with its affect being transmitted multiple ways but its affect even more far reaching by passing on birth defects to the unborn:

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Sexual transmission of Zika more common than thought

The World Health Organization says reports from several countries suggest that sexual transmission of the Zika virus is more common than previously thought. After a meeting of its emergency committee on Tuesday, the U.N. Health agency also said there is increasing evidence that a spike in disturbing birth defects is caused by Zika, which is mostly spread by mosquito bites. Ref. USAToday



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