All posts tagged "microcephaly"
2 babies in Puerto Rico born with Zika-related defects
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s health secretary says two babies have been born with defects as a result of a Zika infection. Ana Rius made the announcement Friday and said that a total of seven babies have...
- Posted December 23, 2016
Hard times for Puerto Rico family of child with Zika defect
"No one had warned us. No one had given us the opportunity to decide what to do"
- Posted December 19, 2016
2nd baby born with microcephaly due to Zika in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico Health Secretary Ana Ríus is reporting that a second baby has been born on the island with severe defects as a result of a Zika infection. Ríus said Friday that the baby was born...
- Posted November 18, 2016
Vietnam reports 1st microcephaly birth likely linked to Zika
HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam has reported its first case of microcephaly likely linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The 4-month-old girl with an abnormally small head was born in central Vietnam to a mother confirmed to have...
- Posted October 31, 2016
Where Zika struck hardest, Brazil moms say more help needed
RECIFE, Brazil — As the sun dyes the early morning sky a reddish hue, Angelica Pereira carries her 1-year-old daughter out of the tiny white house sitting on a dirt road where piles of garbage float in...
- Posted October 19, 2016
As Babies Stricken by Zika Turn 1, Health Problems Mount
RECIFE, Brazil – Two weeks shy of his first birthday, doctors began feeding Jose Wesley Campos through a nose tube because swallowing problems had left him dangerously underweight. Learning how to feed is the baby’s latest struggle...
- Posted October 11, 2016
Dominican Republic has 3 babies with birth defect from Zika
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic has reported its first three cases of babies born with a birth defect linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Health Ministry officials say three babies were born with the...
- Posted August 26, 2016
Zika Prevention Campaign Launches in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN – A new communications campaign aimed at empowering pregnant women on how to prevent Zika virus transmission has been launched. The campaign, part of an effort with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...
- Posted August 1, 2016
Homegrown Zika raises more questions about the evolving risk
WASHINGTON – Homegrown mosquitoes apparently have infected four people in the Miami area with Zika and now it’s up to tried-and-true public health measures to stamp out the birth defect-causing virus before it spreads. Florida Gov. Rick...
- Posted July 29, 2016
American Researchers Discover a Zika Antibody
Research was made by the by the University of Washington’s Medical School in St. Louis
- Posted July 28, 2016