CDC updates blood and tissue safety risk for three Florida counties

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday announced the potential for increased risk to blood and tissue safety in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, FL, starting on June 15, 2016, due to local Zika virus transmission. “This increased risk is particularly relevant for semen... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, maternal health, infant health, prevention, Zika

CDC reports 20-fold increase in birth defects associated with Zika

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The proportion of U.S. pregnancies with Zika-associated birth defects is about 20 times higher than it was before the virus spread to the Americas, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between Jan. 15 and Sept. 22, 2016, the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: maternal health, population health, infant health, Zika

NIH testing vaccine to protect against mosquito-borne diseases

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has launched a clinical trial to test an investigational vaccine designed to protect against a range of mosquito-transmitted diseases – such as Zika, malaria and West Nile and dengue fevers – by triggering an immune response to mosquito saliva. The... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: prevention, Zika

CDC issues Zika 'primer for nurses'

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued “Zika Virus: A Primer for Nurses,” a slide presentation that can be used for grand rounds and other purposes. Topics include Zika basics, CDC guidance and activities, and preventing Zika and its transmission in health care settings.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: nurses, preparedness, prevention, Zika

CMS awards $66.1 million to territories, Florida to fight Zika

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday awarded $66.1 million in funding to health departments in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida to help combat the Zika virus. Funds will support prevention activities and treatment services for health conditions related to... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: preparedness, prevention, Zika

CDC reports on 2016 Zika achievements, future priorities

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday issued a report summarizing national and international public health efforts to address the Zika virus following its introduction in the Americas. The agency said related future priorities include continuing to protect pregnant women and infants from... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: preparedness, Zika

Journal publishes special issue on Zika virus global pandemic

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The January issue of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, published by The College of American Pathologists, focuses on pathology and laboratory medicine aspects of the Zika virus global pandemic. The open access articles are available at http://www.archivesofpathology.org

Topic: Community Health
Tags: maternal health, infant health, preparedness, Zika

FDA alerts providers to false positives from Zika test; CDC awards Zika funds

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The Food and Drug Administration recently alerted physicians to some false positive results for a test used to detect Zika virus antibodies in patients with a history of clinical signs and symptoms or residence in or travel to a region with active Zika transmission. The agency does not yet know whether... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, maternal health, infant health, nurses, Zika

CDC issues Zika travel, testing guidance for Brownsville, TX

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued Zika-related travel and testing guidance for pregnant women, women who may become pregnant and their sexual partners in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, after Texas health officials say five cases of the virus in that area were spread locally by... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Zika

Study: 6% of U.S. pregnancies with Zika virus linked to birth defects

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About 6% of U.S. completed pregnancies with laboratory evidence of possible recent Zika infection had a fetus or infant with evidence of a Zika-related birth defect, according to a study published online yesterday by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Of 442 completed pregnancies included in... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, maternal health, infant health, nurses, Zika

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