Whatever happened to Zika?

The Zika virus made global headlines on a daily basis in 2015 and 2016, and the risk associated with mosquito bites even caused some to drop out of the 2016 Olympic Games that were held in Rio de Janeiro. While the virus is spreading at much lower levels, the virus had severe risks to women at any stage of their pregnancy.

Dr. David Schwartz, clinical professor of pathology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, will be chairing a session titled “Pregnancy and the Fetus” in Tallinn, Estonia for the 2nd International Conference on Zika Virus and Aedes Related Infections on June 14.

“No one knows for certain what the future holds in store for Zika virus infections — the global health community was surprised by the intensity of occurrence and rapid spread of Zika infection across national boundaries in 2015 and 2016, was surprised once again by its remission in 2017 and 2018, and we can certainly be surprised again in the future,” said Schwartz.

Yahoo News: Whatever happened to Zika

June 13, 2018

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