Scientists predict a new outbreak of the Zika virus: it destroys the brains of babies

Researchers warn that a new outbreak of the Zika virus is very possible, as one mutation is potentially enough to cause a rapid spread, according to the BBC. The illness sparked a global wave of medical emergencies in 2016 when thousands of babies were born with brain damage after…

Myths and truth about mosquitoes - from historical facts to the danger of bites

Mosquito season has begun. Now itching and blisters (often very large in children) will become a frequent occurrence. What dangers are fraught with these annoying insects, which statements about them are true and which are not, the Afisha Daily found out. Fact #1: More dinosaurs have been bitten by mosquitoes…

The first case of Zika virus infection recorded in Los Angeles

A Los Angeles County woman became the first local woman to contract the Zika virus sexually. Her partner recently returned from Mexico, where he probably contracted the virus, writes the Los Angeles Daily News. The man showed the first symptoms of infection in November, when he ...

Sexually confirmed infection with Zika virus in Miami

The Zika virus that caused panic in Miami last summer is back, but only in one sexually transmitted case caused by a mosquito bite in another country, the Florida Department of Health said Friday. Although the patient has not traveled recently, officials stated ...

The first case of Zika virus infection in 2017 was recorded in Florida

Florida health officials have reported the state's first case of Zika virus infection from a local mosquito in 2017. The Florida Department of Health said a couple from Manate County traveled to Cuba and one of them contracted Zika on that island ...

Google will launch 20 million mosquitoes in California

Research organization Verily, part of Google X, said it will release 20 million sterile male mosquitoes grown in California laboratories into the wild. This move is a prevention and an attempt to combat diseases such as Dengue fever, Zika and Chikungunya virus, viral disease, ...

Mosquitoes in California that transmit Zika virus

Health officials have discovered mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus in Long Beach, California. Since then, the Aedes aegypti mosquito has also been found in other parts of Southern California. “We are actively informing and asking residents and visitors to take all necessary precautions to prevent bites ...

In the US, recruiting volunteers to test the Zika virus vaccine

On March 31, the US National Institutes of Health announced volunteers for the next round of trials with an experimental DNA vaccine to combat the Zika virus. This is a completely new kind of vaccine, Share America reports. Traditionally, vaccines are produced using dead or attenuated virus for training ...

Zika virus found in nearly thousands of New Yorkers

About 325 New Yorkers, of whom 13 are pregnant, have tested positive for the Zika virus. It has also been found in at least XNUMX children, five of whom suffer from microcephaly. Such data were published by the City Health Department, as ...

Zika virus in Texas: there is a case of infection from local mosquitoes

The first case of Zika virus infection from a mosquito bite in Texas was recorded in the Rio Grande Valley. The virus was diagnosed in a woman who has not traveled anywhere, where mosquitoes were previously recorded, so doctors believe that she contracted the virus from a bite ...

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