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Confirmed Transmission of Zika Virus from Blood Transfusion in Brazil

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Brazilian heath authorities have confirmed two cases of the Zika virus being transmitted through blood transfusions. Both cases occurred in early 2015, the first being a man with gunshot wounds and the other being a liver transplant recipient (WSJ). Both were treated in Campinas, a city near Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil (Reuters). […]

Climate Change Exacerbates the Zika Virus

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On February 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus was an international public health emergency (New York Times). The outbreak is currently affecting communities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (Climate Central). While the majority of Zika cases are asymptomatic, the virus is thought to contribute to […]