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Aerial pesticide spray adds to fears in Zika-stricken Miami

Aerial pesticide spray adds to fears in Zika-stricken Miami

No cure or vaccine is available to treat the virus at the moment. Twenty-four of 30 mothers (80%) of microcephalic infants had laboratory-confirmed Zika virus infection (ZVI) compared with 39 of 61 mothers (64%) of healthy control infants.

The mosquitos that carry the Zika virus are very prevalent in the Bay Area, and only bite humans, making trapping them hard.

Although Zika was first identified in 1947, the virus wasn't considered a major health threat until a major outbreak in Brazil past year revealed that Zika can lead to severe birth defects when pregnant women are infected. 13 of 32 cases (41%) tested positive for Zika virus infection in blood or cerebrospinal fluid samples, and none of the 62 controls tested positive for Zika virus infection in blood samples.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says there were more than 20,800 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in U.S. states and territories, as of September 14.

Zika has swept through parts of Brazil, most of Latin America and the Caribbean and is now causing small outbreaks in south Florida.

Small businesses in two areas where local transmission of the Zika virus was detected in the USA state of Florida have experienced economic pain, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Anne Schuchat, said on Thursday. According to TexasZika.org, most people who are infected have mild or no symptoms.

Zika is not the only cause of birth defects, but it's the first mosquito-borne virus to be shown to cause them. "They have also confirmed transmission through male to female transmission, male to male transmission and also female to male transmission they have not documented up to this point female to female transmission".

Houston mall shooting: 9 people wounded, gunman dead
Wilson said police and the shooter exchanged gunfire as police worked to bring the active shooting situation to a close. Houston Fire Department spokesman Ruy Lozano said six were shot and three had minor injuries related to glass.


This is a travel-related case, meaning the patient did not contract the virus from a mosquito in Laredo.

Subramaniam said this was among several possibilities being considered by the ministry in identifying how the 35 year-old pregnant woman and her elder sister in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, developed symptoms of the virus.

The York County Office of Emergency Management said Monday that the case involved a person who traveled outside of the country.

The study is ongoing at eight public hospitals in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and will ultimately evaluate 600 babies.

The findings also raise concerns about the possible spread of Zika virus through corneal transplants, the study authors suggested.

Standing water associated with flooding is another important factor in keeping mosquitoes around because it becomes breeding territory. Lemongrass mosquito repellent can be sprayed every two hours to drive mosquitoes away.

"While the authority has spraying campaigns using pesticides to kill both adult mosquitoes and mosquito larvae, taking precaution on a household scale is the best way to go".


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