Preventing Sexual Transmission of Zika During Pregnancy Preventing Sexual Transmission of Zika During Pregnancy

What strategies may help prevent the sexual transmission of Zika virus infection during pregnancy?Emerging Infectious Diseases
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s P, Breidenbach R, Nance A, Denson L, Caton L, Forestieri N, Bergman K, Humphries BK, Leedom VO, Tran T, Johnston J, Valencia-Prado M, Pérez-González S, Romitti PA, Fall C, Bryan JM, Barton J, Arias W, St John K, Mann S, Kimura J, Orantes L, Martin B, de Wilde L, Ellis EM, Song Z, Akosa A, Goodroe C, Ellington SR, Tong VT, Gilboa SM, Moore CA, Honein MA Abstract Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause congenital brain and eye abnormalities and is associated with neurodevelopmental abnormalities (1-3). In areas of the United States that experienced local Zika virus transmission, the prevalenc...
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This report describes that birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection during pregnancy increased fourfold in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, areas with widespread local transmission of Zika virus during the study period.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Birth Defects MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Zika Virus Source Type: news
Zika virus (ZIKV), a flavivirus, has recently emerged as a significant pathogen.1 In 2016, the World Health Organization recognized it as a global health emergency due to its spread throughout the Americas and its links to an increase in the number of neonates with congenital microcephaly.2 Subsequently, ZIKV was identified as the causative pathogen of congenital ZIKV infection in which severe neurological impairment and brain abnormalities may occur.3 It has been estimated that, among pregnant women with known maternal ZIKV infection during pregnancy, approximately a quarter of foetuses will become congenitally infected, ...
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions/SignificanceAchieving high uptake and compliance with PPT in populations most at risk of adverse outcomes from Zika infection requires engaging key users in open dialogue to identify and address any practical issues regarding PPT use, and concerns over safety. The findings presented here suggest that educational campaigns should strongly emphasize the risks associated with Zika during pregnancy, and discuss safety profiles of approved synthetic repellents and the availability of EPA-approved plant-based repellents. In addition, the economic and political context should be a major consideration when evaluating p...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Pereira AM, Araujo Júnior E, Werner H, Monteiro DLM Abstract Introduction Aim of the study was to evaluate the association between microcephaly and acute infection with Zika virus (ZIKV) in pregnant women in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Infection was confirmed by laboratory testing. Materials and Methods A cross-sectional retrospective study of pregnant women with symptoms occurring between 2015 and 2016 suggestive of acute ZIKV infection was carried out, with confirmation of infection done by blood or urine RT-PCR. The relative proportions of categorical variables were calculated for two di...
Source: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde - Category: OBGYN Tags: Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd Source Type: research
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects, including brain and eye abnormalities. The clinical importance of detection of ZIKV ribonucleic acid (RNA) in amniotic fluid is unknown.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research: Obstetrics Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- Some infants who appear healthy at birth after being exposed to the Zika virus in the womb develop neurological problems during their first year of life, a new study finds. The study included pregnant women in Colombia who...
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(University of Oxford) Environmental factors, such as the diets of pregnant women, have been shown to have an effect on the extent and severity of developmental malformations in babies associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) congenital infection.
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Authors: Ticconi C, Rezza G PMID: 31905106 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pathog Glob Health Source Type: research
Asisa Volz In 2015 Zika virus (ZIKV) emerged for the first time in South America. The following ZIKV epidemic resulted in the appearance of a clinical phenotype with microcephaly and other severe malformations in newborns. So far, mechanisms of ZIKV induced damage to the fetus are not completely understood. Previous data suggest that ZIKV may bypass the placenta to reach the fetus. Thus, animal models for ZIKV infection are important to facilitate studies about ZIKV infection during pregnancy. Here, we used ultrasound based imaging (USI) to characterize ZIKV induced pathogenesis in the pregnant Type I interferon recep...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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