Stories tagged: birth defects
Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Zika poses even greater risk for birth defects than was previously known, CDC reports
About 1 in 10 pregnant women infected with Zika in the United States last year had a baby or fetus with serious birth defects, according to a study released Tuesday …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Bill to raise awareness of birth defect-causing virus
Legislation to increase awareness about a virus that is one of the leading causes of birth defects and a threat to patients with impaired immune systems is headed to the …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Birth defects in Zika pregnancies 20 times higher than in pre-Zika years, CDC says
Pregnancies of women in the United States infected with the Zika virus are about 20 times more likely to result in babies with certain birth defects compared to the prevalence …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
Researchers identify proteins in Zika linked to birth defects
Scientists have identified seven proteins within the deadly Zika virus that could be to blame for the birth defects linked to the pathogen.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
CDC issues Zika travel guidance for Texas border city
Federal health officials on Wednesday urged pregnant women to consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of five local cases of Zika virus infection that have been reported.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
Zika birth defect may only become clear months after birth
Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by a Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Four more Zika cases reported in Miami – and first one near Tampa
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced the first local case of Zika outside of South Florida – in Pinellas County – along with four more in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Third case of Zika virus confirmed in Snohomish County
Snohomish officials say a teenage girl is the third person to test positive for Zika virus in the county.
Mon., July 18, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Washington’s 12th Zika virus case confirmed in Washington
Health officials have confirmed Pierce County’s first case of Zika virus.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Experimental Zika vaccine to begin human testing
An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in coming weeks, after getting the green light from U.S. health officials.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Zika infections late in pregnancy led to no defects in study
Women infected with the Zika virus late in their pregnancies had babies with no apparent birth defects, according to a study in Colombia that seems to confirm that the greatest …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Pregnant ‘Today’ anchor Savannah Guthrie to skip Olympics because of Zika concerns
“Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie is pregnant and as a result will bow out of covering the Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns over the Zika …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 10:09 a.m.
Pregnant women in U.S. with Zika spikes on new counting method
The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases.
UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2016, 1 p.m.
Senate easily advances $1.1 billion in Zika funding
The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama’s request but …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 5:49 a.m.
When Zika hits, a push for birth control and abortion?
There’s little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects – and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
U.N. establishes a trust fund to help combat the Zika virus
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established a U.N. trust fund to help finance urgent priorities in combatting the Zika virus.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 6:38 a.m.
Zika virus exposes need for greater public health funding, experts say
Government funding cuts are helping to fuel wide variations in states’ ability to detect and respond to public health threats such as the Zika virus.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
First Zika virus case in King County, officials report
Health officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in King County. It’s the third case of Zika in Washington state.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
First widely available Zika test OK’d for emergency use
The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Zika virus causes microcephaly, other birth defects, CDC confirms
The Zika virus is definitely the cause of not just microcephaly but a range of other severe birth defects of the brain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
Sexual transmission of Zika more common than thought, WHO says
The sexual transmission of the Zika virus is more common than previously thought, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, citing reports from several countries.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Sex a bigger problem for Zika virus than first believed
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that they’re investigating 12 cases where the women’s only known exposure to the Zika virus was through sex with a male …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
First case of sexually transmitted Zika virus seen in France
A high-ranking French health official says a first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus has been diagnosed in France on a non-pregnant woman.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Montana has first case of Zika virus
A Missoula County woman has Montana’s first diagnosed case of the Zika virus.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Oregon has its first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus
The Oregon Health Authority says the state has its first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Oregon confirms case of travel-associated Zika virus
Public health officials say Oregon has a confirmed case of the Zika virus.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, midnight
FDA delays decision on adding folic acid to corn masa
Federal regulators have delayed until April a decision on whether to allow folic acid to be added to corn-masa flour, a move experts say could help prevent birth defects like …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Male Zika-area travelers should use condoms, CDC advises
U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss
A Brazilian health official warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as global measures mounted Friday against the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
Brazil finds active Zika virus in urine, saliva
The head of a top Brazilian health research institute says its scientists have discovered the presence of active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples.