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Groman Demaris 2020-01-26

Extreme microcephaly additionally can be deadly.

Because it is tough to anticipate at birth what problems an infant will have from microcephaly, infants with microcephaly commonly need close follow-up via regular https://scopeheal.com/acrania/

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Marie Haines 2016-10-03
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Brazil has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason: weeks of top-class Olympic and Paralympic sporting events have inspired and motivated us, and although less celebrated, arguably even more critical for human health, top-class Brazilian science has been applied to address the Zika virus outbreak.

Before we can develop a treatment for a viral infection, we need to identify the specific virus that is the actual cause, and that s precisely what the innovative scientists from the Northwest region of Brazil did for Zika.

Babies with microcephaly are born with abnormally small heads, as a result of reduced brain growth and developmental defects.

Microcephaly can be caused by infection, injury or genetic mutations, so the first challenge for Brazil and the world at large was determining whether infection with the Zika virus could be specifically responsible for the high numbers of babies born with microcephaly.

Prof Rehen and his team at the D Or Institute of Research and Education and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro used a cutting-edge new technology — human mini-brains — to demonstrate that infection with the Zika virus was causing this high incidence of microcephaly.

Mini-brains are miniature human brain-like organoids, grown in the laboratory using donated, ethically-sourced human cells.

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Jim Evans 2016-11-03
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Four out of five popular posts Facebook posts about Zika contained accurate information in a new study.

In May and June 2016, a period of heavy media coverage of the Zika virus epidemic spreading in the Americas, about four out of five popular posts on Facebook about Zika contained accurate information, researchers found.

What was most disturbing to me was the websites or videos that are giving this misinformation are trying to take the focus completely away from the issue, said lead author Dr. Megha Sharma, a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Those inaccurate posts may lead people to disregard accurate information about Zika virus from organizations like the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC or the World Health Organization WHO , Sharma told Reuters Health.

Zika infections in pregnant women have been shown to cause microcephaly - a severe birth defect in which the head and brain are undersized - as well as other brain abnormalities.

The connection between Zika and microcephaly first came to light last fall in Brazil, which has since confirmed more than 2,000 cases of microcephaly.

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Kyle Patterson 2016-11-07
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the Baby Luiz Philipe was born with microcephaly at the end of 2015, in the brazilian Marica.

Photo: AE / Prnewswire / All Over Press

A treatment with antibodies can protect the fetus from being damaged by zikavirus – in all cases of mice.

Zikaviruset spread primarily by mosquitoes and most people who are infected flu-like symptoms.

But there are cases which suggest that the virus can cause förlamningssjukdomen Guillain-Barré in adults.

In Brazil and French Polynesia have outbreaks of zikavirus led to children born with fosterskadan microcephaly, which has been the world health organization to classify the virus as an international threat to human health.

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Michael Morehead 2016-11-18
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RECIFE, BRAZIL - JANUARY 27: Dr. Vanessa Van Der Linden, measures the head of a 2-month-old baby with microcephaly.

On Friday, the World Health Organization announced that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency.

The organization formally ended its Public Health Emergency of International Concern, which it initiated in February 2016 as the mosquito-borne virus was blazing through South and Central America.

Researchers collected enough data to confirm that the virus causes devastating birth defects, most notably microcephaly, as well as other neurological disorders.

Though Zika is still on the move, the WHO said now is the time to switch from crisis mode to long-term planning.

We are not downgrading the importance of Zika, Peter Salama, executive director of the WHO s emergencies program, told the New York Times.

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Juan Hackwell 2016-08-16
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Vaccine development, mosquito abatement, and even the distribution of DEET repellant takes and currently lacks major federal dollars.

But the real price of Zika, and the reason the disease has gone from arboviral nobody to world-wide bugaboo, is the devastating birth defects that can appear in children born to infected women.

While it s hard to predict how many children will be born with Zika-related neurodevelopmental disorders, it is clear caring for these children will take a toll.

Right now, Zika is limited to southern states where the virus-spreading Aedes aegypti are most abundant, and that s where monitoring will stay concentrated.

The best-known is microcephaly, a condition in which a baby s head size is two standard deviations below the norm.

We have plenty of patients with microcephaly who are very healthy, with few neurological impairments, says Nassim Zecavati, a pediatric neurologist at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Julian Dunkelberger 2016-06-16
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The Zika virus has been at epidemic levels in South and Central America since the summer of last year, yet many questions remain unanswered.

A new study conducted by scientists in Colombia—a country that has reported over 65,000 cases of Zika thus far—is helping to answer some of these questions, though they admit the results are still preliminary.

When the researchers looked at a subgroup of the pregnant women who had given birth and had knowledge of the precise week of their Zika infection, more than 90 percent who were infected during the third trimester had given birth—yet not one of them gave birth to a baby with microcephaly or any other detectable brain abnormalities.

mothers who were infected with Zika but displayed no obvious symptoms can still give birth to babies with birth defects.

Four of the babies looked at in the study had microcephaly, yet their mothers showed no signs of the disease.

For those couples who are actively trying to get pregnant and may have had exposure to Zika, these CDC guidelines should answer any questions.

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Explore Secure 2020-10-19
Zika infections are "highly likely" to keep spreading in Asia Business Travel Security, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Hundreds of cases of the virus have been reported in Singapore while two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly have already been confirmed in Thailand. Across the region increased numbers of cases have been reported many including pregnant women. Thailand and Singapore have reported the most cases - but Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines have also reported cases.
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With the particular risks associated with pregnant women the center has issued the following considerations: Student Travel Safety Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes severe birth defects, including microcephaly and severe fetal brain abnormalities.

Therefore, pregnant women should talk with their healthcare provider and consider postponing nonessential travel to Southeast Asia.

Zika virus testing should be offered to people with symptoms of Zika virus disease, including pregnant women and others who develop symptoms during or following travel.

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Explore Secure 2020-08-17
With the particular risks associated with Travel security training pregnant women the center has issued the following considerations: “Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes severe birth defects, including microcephaly and severe fetal brain abnormalities. Therefore, pregnant women should talk with their healthcare provider and consider postponing nonessential travel to Southeast Asia. Zika virus testing should be offered to people with symptoms of Zika virus disease, including pregnant women and others who develop symptoms during or following travel.
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Joseph Cormier 2021-04-09
(IMBA- Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Researchers at IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences - demonstrate that different viruses can lead to brain malformations through diverse mechanisms by using human brain organoid models. The results are published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
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Isiah Jone 2016-07-08
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Zikavirus has been confirmed in 320 pregnant American women, according to ECDC CDC.

So far, seven children were born in the United States with damage linked to the virus.

The infections are detected all infected on the trip, but US authorities expect the virus will soon begin to spread even in the United States, in areas with mosquitoes.

Concerns relate in particular areas near the Gulf of Mexico.

In Brazil, linked so far 1600 cases of fetal microcephaly damage to the virus.

collect
0
Mattie Wright 2016-07-01
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The virus that causes birth defects is examined in new report.

The number of countries or territories who report cases of microcephaly, when children are born with abnormally small head, as a result of zikaviruset are now 13 in number.

Three of these have had cases where the mothers had recently traveled to countries with virus, the WHO writes in its latest progress report.

So far, ten countries have reported cases where the infection has been transmitted from person to person, probably through sexual contact.

A total of circulating virus is now in 61 countries.

In 47 of these, the virus is "new" and had no contamination before 2015.

collect
0
Wesley Reese 2016-06-07
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Image: NBC

Athletes have already expressed concern about traveling to the heart of the Zika outbreak to compete in this summer s Olympics.

Several NBC employees will not travel to Brazil to cover the games, including Today anchor Savannah Guthrie, who announced today that she s pregnant.

The CDC made a recommendation in February that women who are pregnant should not travel to Zika-affected countries, then later expanded the recommendation to include women who are considering getting pregnant.

The New York Daily News had previously reported that several staffers have already told NBC that they will not go to Rio.

According to Reuters, a handful of employees have elected not to cover the Olympics, and NBC respects their decisions.

So far only one US athlete—cyclist Tejay van Garderen—has announced that he will not go to Rio, because he is concerned about transmitting Zika to his pregnant wife.

collect
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Luke Hall 2016-12-29
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Amid the crises and chaos of 2016, life, as they say, went on.

But the field forged ahead in other areas.

And their tools keep getting better: Neuroscientists have used slicker cameras and techniques to map out the brain more precisely than ever, and creative researchers are now applying gene editing to tackle everything from HIV to animals on the brink of extinction.

Here are some of 2016 s biggest moments in biology:

Zika Showed the Anatomy of a Public Health Crisis

As Zika spread in the US—via travelers and later Florida mosquitoes—scientists raced to study the disease in earnest, eventually confirming that Zika causes microcephaly.

collect
0
James Mccullough 2016-07-27
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Baby with brain damage microcephaly, believed to be caused by zikavirus, cared for at a hospital in Honduras.

Authorities in Florida suspect that the spread of infection through mosquitoes have now begun to occur in the United States.

In Florida, investigating authorities are now four cases of zikasmitta, suspected of proliferation that has occurred within US borders, via mosquito bites.

The announcement was released in a statement from the provincial health authorities on Wednesday.

In these cases it is about people who have not visited areas where contamination has been known before.

Zikaviruset, which are thought to cause serious birth defects if the infected are pregnant, spread mainly by mosquitoes.

collect
0
Groman Demaris 2020-01-26

Extreme microcephaly additionally can be deadly.

Because it is tough to anticipate at birth what problems an infant will have from microcephaly, infants with microcephaly commonly need close follow-up via regular https://scopeheal.com/acrania/

Jim Evans 2016-11-03
img

Four out of five popular posts Facebook posts about Zika contained accurate information in a new study.

In May and June 2016, a period of heavy media coverage of the Zika virus epidemic spreading in the Americas, about four out of five popular posts on Facebook about Zika contained accurate information, researchers found.

What was most disturbing to me was the websites or videos that are giving this misinformation are trying to take the focus completely away from the issue, said lead author Dr. Megha Sharma, a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Those inaccurate posts may lead people to disregard accurate information about Zika virus from organizations like the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC or the World Health Organization WHO , Sharma told Reuters Health.

Zika infections in pregnant women have been shown to cause microcephaly - a severe birth defect in which the head and brain are undersized - as well as other brain abnormalities.

The connection between Zika and microcephaly first came to light last fall in Brazil, which has since confirmed more than 2,000 cases of microcephaly.

Michael Morehead 2016-11-18
img

RECIFE, BRAZIL - JANUARY 27: Dr. Vanessa Van Der Linden, measures the head of a 2-month-old baby with microcephaly.

On Friday, the World Health Organization announced that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency.

The organization formally ended its Public Health Emergency of International Concern, which it initiated in February 2016 as the mosquito-borne virus was blazing through South and Central America.

Researchers collected enough data to confirm that the virus causes devastating birth defects, most notably microcephaly, as well as other neurological disorders.

Though Zika is still on the move, the WHO said now is the time to switch from crisis mode to long-term planning.

We are not downgrading the importance of Zika, Peter Salama, executive director of the WHO s emergencies program, told the New York Times.

Julian Dunkelberger 2016-06-16
img

The Zika virus has been at epidemic levels in South and Central America since the summer of last year, yet many questions remain unanswered.

A new study conducted by scientists in Colombia—a country that has reported over 65,000 cases of Zika thus far—is helping to answer some of these questions, though they admit the results are still preliminary.

When the researchers looked at a subgroup of the pregnant women who had given birth and had knowledge of the precise week of their Zika infection, more than 90 percent who were infected during the third trimester had given birth—yet not one of them gave birth to a baby with microcephaly or any other detectable brain abnormalities.

mothers who were infected with Zika but displayed no obvious symptoms can still give birth to babies with birth defects.

Four of the babies looked at in the study had microcephaly, yet their mothers showed no signs of the disease.

For those couples who are actively trying to get pregnant and may have had exposure to Zika, these CDC guidelines should answer any questions.

Explore Secure 2021-02-22
img

With the particular risks associated with pregnant women the center has issued the following considerations: Student Travel Safety Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes severe birth defects, including microcephaly and severe fetal brain abnormalities.

Therefore, pregnant women should talk with their healthcare provider and consider postponing nonessential travel to Southeast Asia.

Zika virus testing should be offered to people with symptoms of Zika virus disease, including pregnant women and others who develop symptoms during or following travel.

Joseph Cormier 2021-04-09
(IMBA- Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Researchers at IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences - demonstrate that different viruses can lead to brain malformations through diverse mechanisms by using human brain organoid models. The results are published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
Mattie Wright 2016-07-01
img

The virus that causes birth defects is examined in new report.

The number of countries or territories who report cases of microcephaly, when children are born with abnormally small head, as a result of zikaviruset are now 13 in number.

Three of these have had cases where the mothers had recently traveled to countries with virus, the WHO writes in its latest progress report.

So far, ten countries have reported cases where the infection has been transmitted from person to person, probably through sexual contact.

A total of circulating virus is now in 61 countries.

In 47 of these, the virus is "new" and had no contamination before 2015.

Luke Hall 2016-12-29
img

Amid the crises and chaos of 2016, life, as they say, went on.

But the field forged ahead in other areas.

And their tools keep getting better: Neuroscientists have used slicker cameras and techniques to map out the brain more precisely than ever, and creative researchers are now applying gene editing to tackle everything from HIV to animals on the brink of extinction.

Here are some of 2016 s biggest moments in biology:

Zika Showed the Anatomy of a Public Health Crisis

As Zika spread in the US—via travelers and later Florida mosquitoes—scientists raced to study the disease in earnest, eventually confirming that Zika causes microcephaly.

Marie Haines 2016-10-03
img

Brazil has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason: weeks of top-class Olympic and Paralympic sporting events have inspired and motivated us, and although less celebrated, arguably even more critical for human health, top-class Brazilian science has been applied to address the Zika virus outbreak.

Before we can develop a treatment for a viral infection, we need to identify the specific virus that is the actual cause, and that s precisely what the innovative scientists from the Northwest region of Brazil did for Zika.

Babies with microcephaly are born with abnormally small heads, as a result of reduced brain growth and developmental defects.

Microcephaly can be caused by infection, injury or genetic mutations, so the first challenge for Brazil and the world at large was determining whether infection with the Zika virus could be specifically responsible for the high numbers of babies born with microcephaly.

Prof Rehen and his team at the D Or Institute of Research and Education and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro used a cutting-edge new technology — human mini-brains — to demonstrate that infection with the Zika virus was causing this high incidence of microcephaly.

Mini-brains are miniature human brain-like organoids, grown in the laboratory using donated, ethically-sourced human cells.

Kyle Patterson 2016-11-07
img

the Baby Luiz Philipe was born with microcephaly at the end of 2015, in the brazilian Marica.

Photo: AE / Prnewswire / All Over Press

A treatment with antibodies can protect the fetus from being damaged by zikavirus – in all cases of mice.

Zikaviruset spread primarily by mosquitoes and most people who are infected flu-like symptoms.

But there are cases which suggest that the virus can cause förlamningssjukdomen Guillain-Barré in adults.

In Brazil and French Polynesia have outbreaks of zikavirus led to children born with fosterskadan microcephaly, which has been the world health organization to classify the virus as an international threat to human health.

Juan Hackwell 2016-08-16
img

Vaccine development, mosquito abatement, and even the distribution of DEET repellant takes and currently lacks major federal dollars.

But the real price of Zika, and the reason the disease has gone from arboviral nobody to world-wide bugaboo, is the devastating birth defects that can appear in children born to infected women.

While it s hard to predict how many children will be born with Zika-related neurodevelopmental disorders, it is clear caring for these children will take a toll.

Right now, Zika is limited to southern states where the virus-spreading Aedes aegypti are most abundant, and that s where monitoring will stay concentrated.

The best-known is microcephaly, a condition in which a baby s head size is two standard deviations below the norm.

We have plenty of patients with microcephaly who are very healthy, with few neurological impairments, says Nassim Zecavati, a pediatric neurologist at Georgetown University Hospital.

Explore Secure 2020-10-19
Zika infections are "highly likely" to keep spreading in Asia Business Travel Security, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Hundreds of cases of the virus have been reported in Singapore while two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly have already been confirmed in Thailand. Across the region increased numbers of cases have been reported many including pregnant women. Thailand and Singapore have reported the most cases - but Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines have also reported cases.
Explore Secure 2020-08-17
With the particular risks associated with Travel security training pregnant women the center has issued the following considerations: “Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes severe birth defects, including microcephaly and severe fetal brain abnormalities. Therefore, pregnant women should talk with their healthcare provider and consider postponing nonessential travel to Southeast Asia. Zika virus testing should be offered to people with symptoms of Zika virus disease, including pregnant women and others who develop symptoms during or following travel.
Isiah Jone 2016-07-08
img

Zikavirus has been confirmed in 320 pregnant American women, according to ECDC CDC.

So far, seven children were born in the United States with damage linked to the virus.

The infections are detected all infected on the trip, but US authorities expect the virus will soon begin to spread even in the United States, in areas with mosquitoes.

Concerns relate in particular areas near the Gulf of Mexico.

In Brazil, linked so far 1600 cases of fetal microcephaly damage to the virus.

Wesley Reese 2016-06-07
img

Image: NBC

Athletes have already expressed concern about traveling to the heart of the Zika outbreak to compete in this summer s Olympics.

Several NBC employees will not travel to Brazil to cover the games, including Today anchor Savannah Guthrie, who announced today that she s pregnant.

The CDC made a recommendation in February that women who are pregnant should not travel to Zika-affected countries, then later expanded the recommendation to include women who are considering getting pregnant.

The New York Daily News had previously reported that several staffers have already told NBC that they will not go to Rio.

According to Reuters, a handful of employees have elected not to cover the Olympics, and NBC respects their decisions.

So far only one US athlete—cyclist Tejay van Garderen—has announced that he will not go to Rio, because he is concerned about transmitting Zika to his pregnant wife.

James Mccullough 2016-07-27
img

Baby with brain damage microcephaly, believed to be caused by zikavirus, cared for at a hospital in Honduras.

Authorities in Florida suspect that the spread of infection through mosquitoes have now begun to occur in the United States.

In Florida, investigating authorities are now four cases of zikasmitta, suspected of proliferation that has occurred within US borders, via mosquito bites.

The announcement was released in a statement from the provincial health authorities on Wednesday.

In these cases it is about people who have not visited areas where contamination has been known before.

Zikaviruset, which are thought to cause serious birth defects if the infected are pregnant, spread mainly by mosquitoes.