Tag Archives: zika virus

Pregnancy and the Zika virus

September 14th, 2016
If you’re pregnant in this first summer of Zika in Florida, how worried should you be? I’ve seen news reports about pregnant women in Miami, where the first cases of locally acquired Zika infections in the continental United States appeared in July. One report was about an obstetrician who was making it a priority to spend her off-work hours inside at…

Close to Home

August 3rd, 2016
  It happened. The Zika virus has struck in the United States, and it hit close to home. It was recently announced that four Florida residents, three men and one woman, were the first known instances of local transmission of the virus.1 Until now, the cases of Zika virus in the US had come after the people traveled to a country where the virus is being transmitted or had sex with someone who traveled…

Reviewing the Zika Virus

February 4th, 2016
Sharing media coverage with the election lately is ongoing news about a rapidly spreading virus called the zika virus. While only 36 people (as of this posting) in the United States have contracted this virus, other areas of the continent and the world have been more brutally hit. So much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global public health emergency(1). Don’t let that scare you too much. Keep…