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Cytomegalovirus Infections

Common Causes: Most are asymptomatic. Virus remains latent. Serious when patient is immunocomprimised. Virus is transmitted via sexual, congenital, blood products, transplanted organs. 2,283 more words

Infectious Disease

PUERTO RICO reports sharp rise in ZIKA VIRUS cases ~ OREGON county reports first-ever case of HANTAVIRUS

Puerto Rico 02/12/16 washingtonpost.com: by Brady Dennis – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday detailed a sharp rise in Zika virus infections in Puerto Rico, from a single case involving an 80-year-old late last year to nearly 30 confirmed patients by the end of January. 360 more words

Viral Disease

What you need to know about Zika Virus, its prevention and treatment.

CNN reports that Zika Virus was first detected in Brazil last April. Transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito, which also carries dengue, chikungunya and the West Nile virus, Zika virus had affected more than 4,000 newborn babies now in Brazil (not to mention other countries). 62 more words

New strain of LYME DISEASE complicates diagnosis ~ Mayor of HAWAII COUNTY declares State of Emergency due to DENGUE epidemic

National 02/10/16 startribune.com: by Allie Shah – Mayo researchers have discovered a new strain of Lyme disease that is raising concerns because it does not produce the bull’s-eye rash that typically alerts people to the condition. 420 more words

Viral Disease

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

Once relatively unknown, Zika virus is in the middle of an explosive epidemic in Brasil and other South American countries. While common symptoms are mild, pregnant women should be wary as contracting Zika virus during pregnancy appears to be linked to microcephaly in their babies. 519 more words

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Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

Once relatively unknown, Zika virus is in the middle of an explosive epidemic in Brasil and other South American countries. While common symptoms are mild, pregnant women should be wary as contracting Zika virus during pregnancy appears to be linked to microcephaly in their babies. 521 more words

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