The U.S. Food and Drug Administration May 23 authorized marketing of a diagnostic test for detecting Zika virus antibodies in human blood.
The Senate last night voted 85-7 to pass an $857 billion spending package, which includes bills that would fund the departments of Health and Human Services, Defense and Labor for fiscal year 2019.
About 14% of babies age one or older who were born in U.S. territories to pregnant women infected with Zika virus since 2016 have at least one health problem possibly caused by exposure to the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued final guidance revising its recommendations for testing donated whole blood and blood components for Zika virus.
Illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in the United States between 2004 and 2016 to more than 96,000 a year.
Birth defects associated with Zika virus infection during pregnancy increased 21% in the last half of 2016 in Puerto Rico and portions of Florida and Texas where local Zika virus transmission have been reported.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week issued updated guidance for U.S. health care providers caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy. Infection during pregnancy can cause serious damage to the brain of the developing fetus. CDC…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued “Zika Virus: A Primer for Nurses,” a slide presentation that can be used for grand rounds and other purposes. Topics include Zika basics, CDC guidance and activities, and preventing Zika and its transmission in health care settings.
AHA Advisory: CDC Issues Guidance for Managing Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus for Health Care Personnel, April 18, 2017 CDC Interim Guidance for Managing Occupational Exposures to Zika Virus for Healthcare Personnel, April 2017 CDC Updates Zika Considerations for Healt