Zika-Associated Birth Defects Reported in Pregnancies with Laboratory Evidence of Confirmed or Possible Zika Virus Infection - U.S. Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registry, December 1, 2015-March 31, 2018
This report describes the frequency of individual Zika-associated birth defects from the U.S. Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registry. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 20, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Birth Defects MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mosquito-Borne Diseases Pregnancy Women's Health Zika Virus Pregnancy-Related Complications Source Type: news

Fully Ready to Kill, Shockingly Unprepared to Save Lives
Credit: Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMIDBy Baher KamalMADRID, Jan 14 2022 (IPS) While absolutely ready to kill, with the biggest military powers spending in 2020 nearly two trillion US dollars on weapons, the world is shockingly unprepared to save the lives of millions of unarmed, innocent civilian victims of wars… and other man-made catastrophes. The military spending data come from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which also reports that global nuclear arsenals grow as states continue to modernise, thus sharply increasing the dangers of an unimaginable number of victims of the most devastati...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Fully Approved by Health Canada to Prevent COVID-19 in Individuals 18 years and Older
Toronto ON, 24 November 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that Health Canada has approved its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. This decision was based on scientific evidence, including initial data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study that demonstrated the vaccine was 85 percent effective in preventing severe disease, and showed protection against COVID-19 related hospitalization and death, beginning 28 days after vaccination. “We are delighted by Health Canada’s decision to approve the Johnson & Johnson COVID-...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

CDC Pathology Investigator Dies Unexpectedly at 65
Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Gender-based violence and infectious disease in humanitarian settings: lessons learned from Ebola, Zika, and COVID-19 to inform syndemic policy making - Meinhart M, Vahedi L, Carter SE, Poulton C, Mwanze Palaku P, Stark L.
BACKGROUND: The impacts of infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics are not gender neutral. Instead, infectious diseases and gender-based violence (GBV) mutually reinforce each other. Women and girls in humanitarian settings are disproportion... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Two Zika virus cases reported in Lucknow
(Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fighting Dengue Virus with Biological Weapons
Dr Ijaz Ali has spent the last 11 years persuading the authorities to use genetically engineered mosquitoes to fight dengue fever. The health department, however, is concerned about unforeseen circumstances that could arise from this method. By Zofeen EbrahimKarachi , Nov 2 2021 (IPS) Twenty-three-year-old Sarah Tajammal felt a sense of “impending doom” as she fought high fever, nausea, bouts of vomiting and extreme fatigue after being diagnosed with dengue two weeks back. Living in Lahore’s DHA area, which has reported the most dengue cases “because of the damp green environment”, she may have caught it at home...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

To Study Zika, They Offered Their Kids. Then They Were Forgotten. To Study Zika, They Offered Their Kids. Then They Were Forgotten.
"It ' s like we were lab rats. They come in nicely, collect information, collect exams on the child, and in the end we don ' t know of any results."Undark (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The group that backed Novavax ’s Covid gambit is tapping another MoCo biotech
The Germantown company develops tests for what it calls “neglected infectious diseases” like Ebola and Zika virus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

The group that backed Novavax ’s Covid gambit is tapping another MoCo biotech
The Germantown company develops tests for what it calls “neglected infectious diseases” like Ebola and Zika virus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Social Security Adds Pericardial Mesothelioma to Disabilities List
The U.S. Social Security Administration has added pericardial mesothelioma to its Compassionate Allowances list, accelerating the disabilities application process for this very rare cancer. Its decision was prompted by the work of Missy Miller, medical outreach director at The Mesothelioma Center. She made the request with the Social Security disability office almost a year ago on behalf of a patient. The Compassionate Allowances program is reserved for severe medical diseases and conditions that automatically meet Social Security standards for disability benefits. It cuts short the often drawn-out application proces...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 18, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Ultrasound helpful in labor process
Transabdominal ultrasound can examine fetal head descent and assist in vagina...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast mammography plus ultrasound on par with MRI for preop staging Ultrasound may not be needed prior to medication abortion Glandular tissue on ultrasound associated with breast cancer risk POCUS accurate in diagnosis of pediatric transient synovitis Ultrasound finds brain differences in infants exposed to Zika virus (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Maharashtra reports first case of Zika virus from a village in Pune
(Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study refutes suspicion that dengue increases risk of microcephaly associated with zika
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers compared data for pregnant women in two cities who were infected by zika virus in 2015-16. Factors that influenced the risk of fetal malformation were the high zika attack rate in the area and being infected in the first trimester of pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Demonstrated a Durable Immune Response and Elicited Dual Mechanisms of Protection Against Delta and Other SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern in Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 14, 2021 – Interim results from a Phase 1/2a sub-study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) demonstrated that both humoral (antibody) and cellular (T-cell) immune responses generated by the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine were strong and stable through eight months after immunization, the length of time evaluated to date. Data showed that T-cell responses – including the important CD8+ T-cells that seek out and destroy infected cells – persisted over the eight-month timeframe examined. The Company announced topline preprint study results from this Phase ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news