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Estimated Range of Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypti in the United States, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/20/2017 This updated resource (2017) provides two maps of the estimated range of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the United States in 2017. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are more likely to spread Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and other viruses than other types of mosquitoes such as Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. The Web page also provides information about these mosquitoes, outbreaks spread by mosquitoes, and how to be protected from Zika and other viruses spread by mosquitoes. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disease-carrying mosquitoes could swarm 75% of the US
The findings by CDC researchers are a rallying cry to health officials to continue efforts against disease-carrying mosquitoes despite waning public interest about Zika. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET tracks Zika virus, disease progression in mice
Researchers from the U.S. Army are using PET scans of mice to study brain inflammation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: NIH prepares for potential re-emergence of Zika virus Studies at RSNA offer new insights into Zika's spread Zika's rapid spread on MRI scans shocks researchers Imaging detects telltale signs of Zika infection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In US, spread of Zika linked to time outdoors
(Northeastern University) New research by a Northeastern infectious disease modeling expert has linked a person's risk of contracting Zika in the U.S. to time spent outdoors. The findings could impact how communities address the spread of the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease
(Entomological Society of America) Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive if introduced, according to researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two mosquito species can transmit viruses that cause Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker
Climate change is a central issue at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with multiple high-level meetings on the issue happening amid several devastating natural disasters. Hurricane Irma recently swept through the Caribbean and into Florida, only to be quickly followed by Hurricane Maria. “Climate change casts a long shadow over the development efforts of our country,” said Darren Henfield, the minster of foreign affairs of the Bahamas, during a UNGA meeting on Hurricane Irma. “The implications of rising sea levels and atmospheric temperatures signal dire consequences for low-lying...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized climate change climate change health climate change health effects climate change trump climate change united nations global health UNGA United Nations General Assembly what is climate what is climate change Source Type: news

Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies: 2016 Annual Report
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 04/21/2017 This 16-page annual report reviews the Forum's 2016 activities, primarily three meetings that explored public health, health care, and emergency medical services (EMS) response during and in the immediate aftermath of a multi-site terrorist attack; key factors and challenges associated with domestic integrated vector management strategies employed to mitigate Zika virus; ongoing steps related to advancing the research and development of life-saving medical countermeasures to address emerging infectious diseases; and furthere...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

PET imaging tracks Zika virus infection, disease progression in mouse model
(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) For the first time, scientists have used Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging to study brain inflammation following Zika virus infection in mice, according to a study recently published online in Molecular Imaging and Biology. Traditional methods of infectious disease research using animal models provide limited information about disease progression until the study's endpoint, when investigators can analyze tissues from those animals. Imaging studies allow longitudinal studies of the same animal during the course of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectio...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Insurers and Opioid Crisis; Zika Vaccine? Latest Diet Poop, Really
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Awareness, Beliefs, and Actions Concerning Zika Virus Awareness, Beliefs, and Actions Concerning Zika Virus
Pregnant women and community members provide feedback regarding interventions for the transmission and prevention of Zika virus infections.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Emergency Response and Recovery: Pandemic, Infectious Diseases, and Biological Hazards
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 08/28/2017 This Web page provides information and links about emergency response to pandemics and infectious diseases, specifically the 2016 Zika virus outbreak, and the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. It provides information about new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid funding to health departments in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida to help combat the Zika virus. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Outdoor Time Linked to Faster Spread of Zika
(MedPage Today) -- Also, new mechanism to target viruses holds promise for Zika vaccine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Science in emergency response at CDC: structure and functions - Iskander J, Rose DA, Ghiya ND.
Recent high-profile activations of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) include responses to the West African Ebola and Zika virus epidemics. Within the EOC, emergency responses are organized according t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

'Exciting' discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses
Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. In a study published in Science Immunology, researchers have shown that natural killer cells (NK cells), which are a fundamental part of the body's immune system, can recognise many different viruses including global pathogens such as Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses, through a single receptor called KIR2DS2. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

'Exciting' discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses
(University of Southampton) Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected with Zika
Impairments range in severity, two studies foundSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Vision Impairment and Blindness, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ganglion Cell Loss May Trigger Retinal Problems in Congenital Zika Syndrome Ganglion Cell Loss May Trigger Retinal Problems in Congenital Zika Syndrome
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika
THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 -- When Zika infections strike in the womb, babies'eyes likely suffer, researchers say. Two studies of Brazilian infants with confirmed and suspected Zika virus infection in the womb found that all of them had vision... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

This Caribbean Island Was Evacuated After Irma. Now, the Pets Left Behind Are Going Feral
A fleet of hurricane-battered pickup trucks drives through a desolate, waterlogged street of the Caribbean island of Barbuda. Startled by the noise, dogs emerge from a roofless bungalow and begin to snarl as Zifforah ‘Ziffy’ Tyrell, 29, jumps out of a truck and throws a bucket-full of dog food at the aggressive-looking pack. “Don’t shoot,” Tyrell says. In a second car, an army officer who is accompanying this rag-tag team of Barbudan animal activists and volunteers had raised his rifle. The soldier nods and Tyrell slowly moves back to the passenger seat of the truck, shouting: “Let&rsquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / Barbuda Tags: Uncategorized antigua and barbuda hurricane irma Source Type: news

Texas Has Called in the Air Force to Fight Post-Flood Mosquitoes
The U.S. Air Force has deployed an aircraft unit to Texas tackle swarms of mosquitos that have proliferated in coastal regions after Hurricane Harvey caused severe flooding. Reuters reports that U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo planes had sprayed insecticides over an area amounting to about 1.85 million acres across three eastern Texas counties. Insecticide spraying trucks have also been dispatched nightly in afflicted areas of Harris County — which encompasses Houston — since Sept. 4. According to Reuters, the Air Force program will be extended further across Texas to lower the risk of waterborne diseases such as th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized hurricane harvey onetime Texas Source Type: news

Spread of Zika linked to how much time people spend outside
(PLOS) Whether a community is made up of people who spend their days entirely outside or those who rarely see sunshine, the amount of time residents spend outdoors can affect how Zika virus spreads throughout the population. That's the conclusion of a new study conducted in Miami-Dade County, Fla., and published this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika Virus Infection Seems to Lower Sperm Counts Zika Virus Infection Seems to Lower Sperm Counts
Zika virus infection is associated with lower total and motile sperm counts, with some sperm showing evidence of viral replication, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Google's plan to eliminate Zika-carrying mosquitoes: more mosquitoes?
In Fresno, Calif., a truck sprays millions of bacteria-infected mosquitoes to halt advance of Aedes aegytpi. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management 2017: A Focused Update
American Mosquito Control Association. 01/2017 This 59-page document is an update to the 2009 Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management, and was occasioned by the increasing importance of container-inhabiting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, including the Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever viruses. The concept of integrated mosquito management (IMM) is central to the goal of mosquito prevention and control. The recommendations summarized are intended to be broad guidelines for integrated mosquito control. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Infants with congenital Zika virus syndrome suffer serious visual impairment
(Elsevier) There is a broad collection of anomalies now known as congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Some of the most serious are ophthalmologic. Two papers published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) evaluated visual function among infants with suspected and confirmed CZS. Both studies found that while about 40 percent of patients had ocular abnormalities, 100 percent of children tested had visual impairment. Thus, cortical visual impairment might be the most common cause of blindness among children with CZS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: From Irma to Zika; Saturated Hep C Market; Latest 9/11 Victims?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hurricane Irma ’s Damage Could Cost Us $300 Million, Antigua and Barbuda PM Says
The cost of rebuilding the Caribbean island of Barbuda left in ruins by Hurricane Irma could be as much as $300 million, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has warned. He urged the international community to come to the aid of islands severely hit by the Category 5 storm. “We require probably about $250-300 million,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne told TIME in an interview in Antigua on Tuesday. “The extent of the damage is beyond the means of these islands … Global human cooperation is an absolute necessity.” The dual-island state of Antigua and Barbuda was one of the first places where...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / Antigua Tags: Uncategorized antigua and barbuda hurricane irma Source Type: news

Causes of Vulnerability to Zika and Mosquito-Borne Viruses Causes of Vulnerability to Zika and Mosquito-Borne Viruses
While our knowledge of Zika virus has grown substantially in the past year, there is still much we don't know. What challenges do we still face in controlling Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

New Portable, Cost-effective Agile R100 Detects Zika Viral Protein...
Label-free Agile R100, by Nanomedical Diagnostics, may enable detection of Zika virus with low false positives.(PRWeb September 12, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Nanomedical_Diagnostics/Zika_virus_detection/prweb14684715.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zika Virus Preferentially Targets Glioblastoma Stem Cells
ZIKV preferentially infects, kills GSCs relative to differentiated tumor progeny, normal neuronal cells (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Virus Shows Promise as Brain Cancer Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Also, more research needed to understand how Zika affects infant eyes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sanofi stops work on Zika vaccine while others forge forward
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi SA paused development of a Zika virus vaccine candidate in response to funding cuts by the US government, the company said in a statement on its website last week. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: Infectious Mosquitoes Are Turning Up in New Regions
From Southern California to the South Pacific, reports of nonnative species are rising. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus California England Gibraltar Zika Virus Source Type: news

Ebola: Early immune response provides insight into vaccination
(German Center for Infection Research) The latest outbreaks of emerging pathogens, such as Ebola or Zika, emphasize the importance of the rapid development of vaccines. However, being able to predict the efficacy of new vaccines remains a challenge in vaccine development. DZIF scientists at the Heinrich Pette Institute and the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf were successful in their study in assessing early on the longer-term immune response in humans after being vaccinated with the newly developed Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could Zika virus help battle deadly brain cancer?
The research is in the early stages, but appears promising, scientists say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika virus may be useful in treating brain tumours
Conclusion This is an interesting piece of research that shows how knowledge in one field of medicine can sometimes be applied to another field with surprising results. But it's important to be realistic about the stage of research. This is very much a "proof of concept" study, and tests on cells, tissues and mice don't necessarily translate into a safe and effective treatment for humans. The study has several limitations, but the fact the treatment so far hasn't been tested on humans is the most important. For one thing, Zika virus doesn't naturally infect mice, so researchers had to use a specially engineered v...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Zika Virus Replicates in Human Prostate Cells Zika Virus Replicates in Human Prostate Cells
Zika virus is capable of replicating in human prostate cells, which might represent a source of sexually transmitted virus, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Zika Virus Could One Day Help Treat A Deadly Form Of Brain Cancer
Zika's most damaging quality could be weaponized against brain tumor cells. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Virus Could One Day Help Treat A Deadly Form Of Brain Cancer
Zika's most damaging quality could be weaponized against brain tumor cells. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zika virus selectively infects and kills glioblastoma cells in mice
Researchers describe the impact of ZIKV on glioblastoma cells in human tissue samples and mice (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Zika can kill brain tumors like John McCain's, study says
New research by Washington University School of Medicine found it is possible to use the virus to target glioblastoma tumor cells in adult brains. It is so far an incurable cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brain cancer could be treated with Zika virus
Scientists suggest that the Zika virus can kill brain cancer stem cells. They hope to be able to safely harness it for future treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Could the Zika Virus Help Battle a Deadly Brain Cancer?
Research is early, but appears promising (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer
The infection kills off cancerous cells and leaves healthy ones unharmed, animal studies show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could the Zika Virus Help Battle a Deadly Brain Cancer?
Research is early, but appears promising (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Could the Zika Virus Help Battle a Deadly Brain Cancer?
Research is early, but appears promisingSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could the Zika Virus Help Battle a Deadly Brain Cancer?
TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 -- The Zika virus is well known for causing devastating brain defects in fetuses. But what if scientists could use that ability to do something good? Researchers report that they think they might be able to harness the virus'... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could the Zika Virus Help Battle a Deadly Brain Cancer?
Title: Could the Zika Virus Help Battle a Deadly Brain Cancer?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Postmortem Findings for Neonates With Congenital Zika Virus Postmortem Findings for Neonates With Congenital Zika Virus
What did the postmortem examinations reveal in these cases of congenital Zika virus -- and what can we learn from the findings?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells
(Washington University School of Medicine) While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine shows that the virus kills brain cancer stem cells, the kind of cancer cells most resistant to standard treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news