Zika

Have we dodged another Zika bullet?Now with mosquito season past in most parts of North America, it seems we can be confident the predicted spread will not come to pass—at least in this year.
CDC issues interim guidance on congenital Zika infectionNew interim guidance from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes the need for standard screening and monitoring of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection plus hearing screening and specific testing and evaluation in three clinical scenarios. Plus: Are at-risk women commonly tested for rectal gonorrhea, chlamydia? Also: According to a study, ovarian cancer may originate in fallopian tubes.
First Zika test for blood donations wins nod from FDA
Zika virus updatesThe CDC sets up a registry to document the disease in pregnancy and infants. Plus: A look at Zika, HIV infection. Also, Zika care standards updated.
5 things you need to know about Zika
5 things you need to know about ZikaSummer is mosquito season, and in recent years that has meant concern about Zika.
CDC issues advisory on Zika testingThe latest on testing guidelines for Zika from the CDC. Plus: Are corticosteroids effective when administered only hours before delivery? Also, a look at the prevalence of hepatitis C among pregnancy women in the United States.
Managing treatment options for atopic keratoconjunctivitisEye or eyelid involvement in atopic dermatitis is relatively uncommon. However, the frequency and severity of corneal complications may accompany atopic keratoconjunctivitis and lead to vision loss. In all but the mildest cases of AKC, treatment typically consists of corticosteroids; calcineurin inhibitors may be added in more severe cases.
Risk review supports safety of corneal crosslinkingSevere complications are rare (< 1%) after corneal crosslinking for progressive keratoconus. Some are preventable, some are manageable, but some may lead to a need for corneal transplantation
Zika vaccine progress: Five things to knowTo date, the CDC reports 5,234 Zika virus disease cases in the United States and 36,526 cases in U.S. territories. Here’s where we are in the vaccine development process.
Who is being tested for BRCA?A study looks at who is being tested for BRCA mutations as testing becomes more common. Also, a look at the impact of Zika virus on birth defects using benchmark data. Plus: How is the United States doing with infant mortality?