Zika Virus: What we know (and what we don’t)

by 1389 on February 7, 2016

in 1389 (blog admin), brain, Latin America, microbes, PSA

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Published on Feb 5, 2016 by SciShow

The Zika Virus is spreading at an alarming rate. SciShow News will explain what we know and what we don’t know thus far.

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Sources:
UN speech: Zika is “spreading explosively”: http://who.int/dg/speeches/2016/zika-situation/en/

Zika virus disease epidemic ECDC document – update 21st January http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/rapid-risk-assessment-zika-virus-first-update-jan-2016.pdf

Physician alert on Zika / microcephaly http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/uog.15831/abstract

2007 Zika outbreak on Yap http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0805715

Zika virus outside Africa http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/15/9/09-0442_article

CDC – Zika affected areas http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/

CDC – Travel advice for Zika http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information

Zika vaccine 10 years away http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35423288

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/health/zika-virus-world-health-organization.html?_r=0

http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/zika-virus-americas-association-with-microcephaly-rapid-risk-assessment.pdf

Images:
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aedes_aegypti#/media/File:Aedes_aegypti_E-A-Goeldi_1905.jpg

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gramfan February 7, 2016 at 11:22 pm

There are a lot of conspiracy theories floating around on this topic.
Sorry but I didn’t keep the links.
Some say it is to control population growth?

What can you believe these days? Who knows.

2 Gramfan February 7, 2016 at 11:23 pm

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