Daily Archives: February 1, 2016

Zika virus’ possible link to microcephaly, Guillain-Barré is a public health emergency of international concern, panel says

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On its own, the Zika virus, with mild, if any effects for most people would not be a public health emergency of international concern, experts from a World Health Organization Panel said today. But although causal links between the spread of the virus, and possible neurological impacts of the virus, including the paralyzing Guillain-Barré syndrome and clusters […]

Rural Tanzania study cites multiple failures in treatment of pediatric HIV patients

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” . . . after a decade of successful rollout of [antiretroviral treatment] in Africa, children and adolescents still represent an underprivileged population.” A study examining the effectiveness of treatment for HIV among children and adolescents in Tanzania found gaps in meeting their needs that led to acquired resistance to available drugs. The study, reported in […]