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National Health News, Newsroom Can We Track Malaria and Zika by Sound?

Can We Track Malaria and Zika by Sound?

gineers led by Manu Prakash of Stanford University have developed a program that is able to distinguish mosquito species from the distinctive sounds they make when they fly. Moreover, it’s so sensitive that recordings from even the most basic cell phone are good enough for the program to do its thing. The recordings can then […]

11/22/17 at 1:05 pm     833      , ,     Forbes
National Health News, Newsroom Doctors Reveal Photos of Zika’s Effects on 1st Person Infected in US by Virus

Doctors Reveal Photos of Zika’s Effects on 1st Person Infected in US by Virus

irst person to be infected locally during Florida’s Zika virus outbreak was nearly five months pregnant, according to a case study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study reveals how doctors figured out that a 23-year-old pregnant woman was the first person in the continental U.S. to be infected with […]

1/12/17 at 3:51 pm     2457          ABC News
National Health News Study Links Zika Virus to Brain Inflammation

Study Links Zika Virus to Brain Inflammation

study finds that Zika virus, which is already linked to paralysis and birth defects, also may be associated with a deadly type of brain inflammation. Researchers found the Zika virus in the spinal fluid of an 81-year-old man with meningoencephalitis, a dangerous inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain, according to a report […]

3/15/16 at 5:37 pm     1565          USA Today
National Health News Zika Virus: What Happened When

Zika Virus: What Happened When

it was first discovered in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus was known mostly as a short-lived and mild illness. In 2015, that all changed. An outbreak in Brazil is suspected of causing cases of a serious birth defect, microcephaly, and a potentially crippling disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome. As the mosquito-borne illness spreads across the Americas, […]

2/10/16 at 3:06 pm     1370      ,     NPR
National Health News, World Health News Short Answers to Hard Questions About Zika Virus

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Zika Virus

enters for Disease Control and Prevention have warned pregnant women against travel to several countries in the Caribbean and Latin America where theZika virus is spreading. Infection with the virus appears to be linked to the development of unusually small heads and brain damage in newborns. Some pregnant women who have been to these regions […]

1/28/16 at 1:48 pm     1258          New York Times