Daily Archives: September 7, 2016

WHO review connects Zika to paralyzing disorder, microcephaly

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Cause for Congressional inaction remains unclear An evaluation of studies completed through July indicates that Zika virus infection is a trigger for the paralyzing Guillain Barre Syndrome, and a cause of congenital brain abnormalities that include microcephaly, the World Health Organization announced today in an updated statement on links between the continuing spread of the […]

Senate stalls Zika funding while WHO, researchers deliver daunting updates

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The World Health Organization released new recommendations Tuesday, advising men and women who have traveled to areas of active Zika transmission, whether symptomatic or not, to use condoms or abstain from sex  for six months. That’s the length of time previously advised only for males who did show symptoms of Zika infection, and almost as […]