Two More U.S. Cases Of Zika Likely Transmitted Via Sex
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are investigating another 14 similar cases. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times reports on how scientists are tracking the Zika virus.
Two More U.S. Cases Of Zika Virus Likely Shared Via Sex
Health officials announced Tuesday that they are investigating 14 new U.S. cases of possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus. The virus was confirmed to be in blood samples from two women, using a method that detects pieces of the virus' genetic material, say doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Bichell, 2/23)
The Los Angeles Times:
Five Ways Scientists Are Going After The Zika Virus
To determine whether the Zika virus is indeed responsible for a surge in birth defects, public health officials are drawing on expertise from many disciplines. These collaborators are galvanized by more than mere scientific curiosity. Having battled Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, West Nile virus and other scourges, they remain vigilant against any outbreak that could morph into the “Big One” — a deadly and highly transmissible new pathogen for which the public has no natural immunity. (Healy, 2/24)