Is Zika still a thing? My experiences as a Zika Case Manager in the field (South Florida)

Zika was a hot topic, but now it seems like it is a thing of the past. People always ask me…”Is Zika still is a thing?” And my response is, “Of course! Just because it has declined, certainly does not mean that it isn’t still a public health threat.” Interesting enough, comments like “Is Zika … Continue reading Is Zika still a thing? My experiences as a Zika Case Manager in the field (South Florida)

Is Zika the next Thalidomide?

2015 saw a twenty-fold increase of microcephaly in Brazilian newborns.  A WHO report states with scientific consensus that the Zika virus is the cause for microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, while further neurological disorders are potentially linked.  An article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association seeks to uncover what we might learn about … Continue reading Is Zika the next Thalidomide?

Zika virus: An emerging threat

by Abbhirami Rajagopal Zika virus was originally reported in 1952 in the Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The original study involved placing a Rhesus monkey in a cage in the ZIka forest in Uganda. The monkey subsequently developed a fever and the researchers were identified a transmissible agent from its serum, … Continue reading Zika virus: An emerging threat

News Round Up

Politics & Policies The World Health Organization’s annual oversight convention was held by teleconference recently, as the worst pandemic in modern history continues around the globe. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/05/17/857206256/unprecedented-world-health-assembly-convenes-online-as-pandemic-rages World Health Organization (WHO) member states have agreed to set up an independent inquiry into the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. The resolution, approved without objection by … Continue reading News Round Up