Category: Zika


Mothers infected with the virus while pregnant had babies with brain damage or other serious defects in 10% of all cases-and 15% of cases when the mother was infected in the first trimester. Source: Bottom Line Personal June...

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How Zika Virus Spreads

The mosquitoes that carry Zika are aggressive daytime biters, but they can also bite at night. A mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person already infected with Zika. That mosquito can then spread the virus by biting more...

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What You Need to Know About Zika

As mosquito season peaks, researchers are racing to answer many questions about Zika. Why do some people who are bitten develop symptoms but not others? If a pregnant woman is infected, what’s the likelihood that...

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No vaccine is available for Zika virus, so it’s important for everybody traveling to affected areas to take steps to prevent mosquito bites. But the virus has been linked to severe birth defects, leading blood donation...

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