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Ask the Doctors - How can I protect myself from the Zika virus?

April 9, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I protect myself from the Zika virus?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: We live on a lake in Minnesota where mosquitos are a way of life. Now that Zika has come to the United States, are we at risk? The spread of the Zika virus to the U.S. is cause for concern but not for alarm.  It’s a complex issue so the best way to […]

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Tags: Aedes aegypti, Ask the Doctors, birth defect, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, microcephaly, mosquito-borne illnesses, pregnant women, zika virus


The secret to fighting Zika could exist in our own immune systems

May 5, 2017

The secret to fighting Zika could exist in our own immune systems

By Tiare Dunlap Tiare Dunlap

Fourteen months after the Zika virus was declared a global health emergency, the long-term effects of the virus – and the neurological damage linked to it – are only now beginning to be understood. As Zika infections continue to spread, researchers around the world are working to expose the virus’ vulnerabilities. New research published  by […]

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Tags: 25-hydroxycholestrol, brain health, brain structure, brain tissue, Ebola, hepatitis C, HIV, immune system, immunization, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, Zika, zika virus


Not your grandfather's Zika

April 21, 2016

Not your grandfather’s Zika

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

How an unfamiliar virus led to a global epidemic How does a formerly harmless and obscure virus like Zika transform itself into a feared pathogen inflicting a devastating impact on global health? A new UCLA study suggests that the virus possesses the ability to mutate rapidly, increasing its power to invade the human body and […]

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Tags: Dr. Stephanie Valderramos, Elaine Schmidt, genetics, Genhong Cheng, Guillain-Barre syndrome, gynecology, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, obstetrics, vaccine, Zika


What do I need to know about the Zika Virus?

March 30, 2016

What do I need to know about the Zika Virus?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Get more Health Tips at www.uclahealth.org/healthtips.

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Tags: children's health, infographic, UCLA Health tips, zika virus