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Zika: Selected Law and Policy Resources

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  • Posted on: 02.21.2017
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention
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This website offers resources that describe and comment on law and policy responses to the Zika Virus. 

CDC Highlights Significant Contributions in the Fight against Zika in 2016

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  • Posted on: 12.30.2016
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Seventy years after CDC was founded to fight mosquitoes that carried malaria, CDC found itself entrenched in combat with another mosquito-borne illness, Zika virus. CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to fight Zika on January 22, 2016, after a widespread Zika outbreak in the Americas was linked to a large increase in the number of babies born with microcephaly. As the emergency response approaches one year, CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlights 10 critical contributions towards the fight against Zika virus this year.

Azithromycin may protect against Zika, study finds

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  • Posted on: 11.30.2016
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Researchers found the antibiotic azithromycin can block the Zika virus from infecting fetal brain tissue cells grown in lab dishes. The findings, published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed the virus targets brain cells with an abundance of the AXL protein.

Zika Virus Resources from America Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Posted on: 11.28.2016
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American Academy of Pediatrics
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Zika Resources including response activities and resources for pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Microcephaly Found in Babies of Zika-Infected Monthers Months After Birth

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  • Posted on: 11.22.2016
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The New York Times
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Pam Belluck
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It is the news that doctors and families in the heart of Zika territory had feared: Some babies not born with the unusually small heads that are the most severe hallmark of brain damage as a result of the virus have developed the condition, called microcephaly, as they have grown older.

The findings were reported in a study of 13 babies in Brazil that was published Tuesday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. At birth, none of the babies had heads small enough to receive a diagnosis of microcephaly, but months later, 11 of them did.

 

Could Zika Virus Have Lasting Impact on Male Fertility?

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  • Posted on: 11.08.2016
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National Institutes of Health
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Dr. Francis Collins
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Recent research has shown that the mosquito-borne Zika virus has the potential to cause serious health problems, including severe birth defects in humans. But the damaging effects of Zika might not end there: results of a new mouse study show that the virus may also have an unexpected negative-and possibly long-lasting-impact on male fertility.

HRSA Zika Virus Information and Resources

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  • Posted on: 11.03.2016
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Health Resources and Services Administration
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Combatting the spread of the Zika virus in the United States and territories as well as helping those who are already affected requires a public health response. This includes the coordination and collaboration of health care systems, providers, and families at the national, state and local levels. In this rapidly changing environment, HRSA has made helping our programs address this public health threat a top priority.

Resource Guide for States and Communities Caring for Infants and Children Affected by Zika Virus

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  • Posted on: 10.21.2016
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Health Resources and Services Administration
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This resource is focused on the comprehensive health needs of infants and children affected by Zika Virus (ZIKV). It is intended as a planning resource for states and ommunities as they develop a coordinated response to meet the immediate and long term needs of infants and children affected by ZIKV, and their families. The resource guide applies a system of care approach and builds on existing Federal and State services and programs for supporting children with special health care needs (CSHCN). This information will assist states and communities in effectively leveraging and integrating existing programs and assessing programmatic flexibilities to augment their systems of care to address ZIKV.

Milestone Moments - Learn the Signs Act Early

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  • Posted on: 09.22.2016
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention
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How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child's development.
Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Take this with you and talk with your child's doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.