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Utah Zika case remains a mystery — CDC


Grant Hill Area To Be Sprayed For Mosquitoes Over Zika Concerns

Samlee Pliangbangchang, Regional Director of the World Health Organization’s Southeast Asia Region from 2004 to 2014, said Thailand should be more transparent in reporting the Zika threat to the public and should look to Singapore as an example.

Health officials said the man recently traveled to Mexico, where he may have contracted the virus.

According to Ubial, most of the water containers found by the personnel were found to be mosquito breeding sites and tested positive for larvae/pupae of Aedis aegypti, the principal mosquito vector for the Zika virus. According to an Atlantic County public health officer, the local resident who had been infected is recovering nicely.

Cases of microcephaly or other central nervous system malformations in babies have been recorded in 20 countries.

Frieden had a special team investigating the Utah case and although the son is now healthy, the CDC isn’t sure how he got it in the first place.

Meanwhile, Ubial is calling for a strengthened campaign against mosquito-borne diseases in order to prevent the increase in the number of Zika cases in the area. The illness is typically mild and lasts only a few days and the majority of those infected do not have symptoms.

Zika infections in pregnant women have been shown to cause microcephaly – a severe birth defect in which the head and brain are undersized – as well as other brain abnormalities. Small, even unremembered, factors can often make a big difference, he said.

There have been more than 31,000 dengue cases in Thailand this year to August 19, including 25 fatalities, according to the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

The father died of septic shock with multiple organ failure, the report states. He was the first confirmed Zika-related death in the continental U.S.

“It does raise the possibility that there was potential exposure to the blood and bodily fluids of the index patient, and that could have led to transmission of the second case”, Kallen said. Health-care workers are urged to continue to apply standard precautions while caring for all patients, including those who might have Zika virus disease.

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