Items Tagged ‘Zika’

California: State's big population means more mosquito-borne infections

July 2, 2018

California: State’s big population means more mosquito-borne infections

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

  Despite its dry, temperate climate, California had more mosquito-borne infections than any U.S. state from 2004 to 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The California numbers are primarily attributable to the state’s large population (more than 39 million) and strong public health reporting system, said Dr. Claire Panosian […]

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Tags: Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, Aedes sierrensis, Anopheles freeborni, Asian tiger mosquito, chikungunya, Culex pipiens/Culex quinquefasciatus, Culex tarsalis, dengue, Dr. Claire Panosian, Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, Est Nigh virus


Healthy travel tips

May 10, 2017

Healthy travel tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

Part of ensuring you have a great summer vacation is staying healthy during your trips. Follow these three wellness tips to keep illness at bay during your travels. Update your vaccines: Ask your doctor if your vaccinations are up-to-date for the following: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP) Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Varicella (chickenpox) Polio Influenza (seasonal […]

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Tags: Caribbean, CDC, chickenpox, chikungunya, DEET, dengue, diphtheria, DTaP, fever, headache, hepatitis a, influenza


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 tdunlap

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


Pack these tips before you travel abroad with kids

June 27, 2016

Pack these tips before you travel abroad with kids

By Amy Albin amyalbin

If your family is planning to head to Mexico, Europe or beyond this summer, not only will your kids will be among the approximately 1.9 million children from the U.S. traveling abroad this year. They’ll also be among those exposed to new infections and health risks. Before you go, do a little planning to keep everyone […]

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Tags: chikungunya, DEET, dengue, diarrhea, Dr. Nava Yeganeh, infectious diarrhea, International travel, kids and travel, malaria, mosquito-borne illnesses, mosquitos, Pediatric International Travel and Adoption Clinic


Not your grandfather's Zika

April 21, 2016

Not your grandfather’s Zika

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

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