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Zika Virus

Zika vaccine on the horizonThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) plans to help bring a vaccine for the Zika virus to market immediately via Emergent BioSolutions Inc., which also developed the anthrax vaccine.
Zika virus: Arming parents for preventionOver the past several months, we have received information from news reports, local and state departments of health, and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the Zika virus, a mosquito-transmitted disease, and the devastating outcomes experienced by some pregnant women who contracted the Zika virus during pregnancy.
Guidance from CDC on Zika test resultsThe CDC has released new guidelines for interpreting Zika virus tests. Also, is the trend for triplet and higher-order birth rate going up or down? Plus: Do preemies benefit from maternal vaccines?
Zika virus: Top mosquito repellent recommendationsWith summer here and concern growing about the spread of the Zika virus to the United States, pediatricians might notice more patients inquiring about how to safely repel mosquitoes and their disease-inducing bites.
Clinically relevant insight for NPs, PAsWe are excited to reveal a new avenue of clinically relevant information and education. Through a partnership with Dermatology Times magazine, we will bring you relevant content culled from the pages of each monthly issue. This month, we've packaged content related to the Zika virus along with insights in managing your pediatric patients.
Zika cause and effect (VIDEO)For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains key findings from a special report published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The report looked at the teratogenic element of the Zika virus and whether causality exists.
What pharmacists should know about the Zika virusCases have been identified in the U.S. Now summer is coming, and this virus is most commonly transmitted by mosquitoes, so it is expected to spread more widely.
Dermatologists discuss mosquito repellent recommendations
Dermatologists discuss mosquito repellent recommendationsWith summer around the corner and increasing concern about the spread of the Zika virus in the United States, dermatologists might notice more patients inquiring about how to safely repel mosquitos and their disease-inducing bites.
Quick Zika facts
Quick Zika factsCDC notes facts on which mosquitoes spread virus, what symptoms to watch for and how the virus may be transmitted.
Evidence-based repellent recommendations for kids
Evidence-based repellent recommendations for kidsPediatric dermatologist, Bernard Cohen, M.D., shares his recommendations to parents and children for repelling mosquitos.


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