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The agency is tracking 10 active outbreaks across the country, including one involving almost 500 cases in New York City.
Sexual partners of case-patients were 2.2 times more likely to contract Zika than other contacts
In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.
Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.
In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
New paper argues that a combination of caps, user fees, and limits on meat consumption could cut antibiotic use in food animals by 80%.
Older adults were hardest hit by Guillain-Barre syndrome in northeast Brazil.
The patients, hospitalized at a speciality center, had a variety of complications and some unusual features.
In other Zika developments, a human rights group raised concerns about water, sanitation, and other public health concerns in Brazil, and India announced microcephaly screening for newborns.
Also, a new US report outlines the usefulness of testing placental and fetal tissue.
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