WHO: Zika no longer global “Health Emergency”

Zika No Longer Global ‘Health Emergency,’ WHO Declares
November 18, 2016
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/11/18/502616422/zika-no-longer-global-health-emergency-who-declares

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Zika virus’ risk to …: It’s deja vu

Lessons From Rubella Suggest Zika’s Impact Could Linger
March 23, 2016
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/22/470683695/lessons-from-rubella-suggest-zikas-impact-could-linger

As researchers try to figure out how much risk Zika virus poses to a fetus, Plotkin says it’s deja vu for folks who lived through that extensive rubella outbreak.

“It enabled the virologists, among them myself, to describe in detail what the virus was doing and to show beyond any doubt that the virus was infecting the fetus and causing the abnormalities,” says Plotkin.

rubella also pushed the federal government to create new programs for special education.

Zika: transmission, microcephaly

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/04/469179452/study-finds-multiple-problems-in-fetuses-exposed-to-zika-virus

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Male-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — Texas, January 2016
Weekly / April 15, 2016 / 65(14);372–374
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6514a3.htm

Brazil Health Minister Castro calls microcephaly increase the ‘greatest calamity’ of recent times
December 2, 2015
http://outbreaknewstoday.com/brazil-health-minister-castro-calls-microcephaly-increase-the-greatest-calamity-of-recent-times-23569

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