In February 2016, the FDA recommended that collection of donated blood cease in areas in the United States in which ZIKV was active, unless blood testing or pathogen-reduction methods could be implemented. At the time, no vectorborne cases of ZIKV infection had been reported in the continental United States; however, an epidemic was under way in the U.S. territories, most notably in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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An expensive screening program designed to keep the Zika virus out of the Red Cross’ blood supply has caught fewer than a dozen infected donations, a new study published Wednesday revealed. Study authors include our Jeremy Sugarman

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As the first babies born with brain damage from the Zika epidemic become 2-year-olds, the most severely affected are falling further behind in their development and will require a lifetime of care, according to a study published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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A federal task force is now trying to help

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A bacterium called Wolbachia could stop the bloodsucking insects from spreading diseases like Zika and dengue fever

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Zika’s Other Children

October 17, 2017

A powerful look at the families affected by Brazil’s Zika epidemic. Poonam Daryani, who earned an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2017, shares the stories of three families affected by Zika

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Ethics guidance on priorities, inclusion, and evidence generation – enriched with additional links and resources, and broken into expandable sections for ease of reading and reference

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Texas has launched aerial attacks on mosquitoes swarming coastal regions of the state and threatening to spread disease and hinder disaster recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

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