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New York City Has 5 Babies Born With Zika-Related Brain Issue

           

Dr. Mary T. Bassett, center, the New York City health commissioner, at a July news conference about Zika with Dr. Jay K. Varma, deputy commissioner commissioner for disease control, and Dr. Herminia Palacio, deputy mayor for health and human services.  Credit Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times

CLICK HERE - NYC - PRESS RELEASE - Health Department Reports Four More Babies Born With Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome in NYC

nytimes.com - by Marc Santora - December 7, 2016

At least four babies have been born in New York City with Zika-related brain developmental symptoms since July, the city’s health department said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of such births to five.

The numbers were announced in an alert the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sent to doctors, urging them to remain vigilant and to continue to warn pregnant women and sexually active women of reproductive age not using a reliable form of birth control against traveling to places where the virus is spreading.

It was a reminder that while the threat of the virus may have eased in many places around the world, it still poses a danger and its consequences are likely to be felt for some time.

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Caught this report on Wednesday.  It seems like travel related, Puerto Rico and possibly Brazil.

On Friday, December 9, 2016 9:53 AM, Kathy Gilbeaux via admin <***@***.***> wrote:

           

Dr. Mary T. Bassett, center, the New York City health commissioner, at a July
news conference about Zika with Dr. Jay K. Varma, deputy commissioner
commissioner for disease control, and Dr. Herminia Palacio, deputy mayor for
health and human services.  Credit Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times

CLICK HERE - NYC - PRESS RELEASE - Health Department Reports Four More Babies
Born With Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome in NYC [1]

nytimes.com - by Marc Santora - December 7, 2016

At least four babies have been born in New York City with Zika-related brain
developmental symptoms since July, the city’s health department said on
Wednesday, bringing the total number of such births to five.

The numbers were announced in an alert the Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene sent to doctors, urging them to remain vigilant and to continue to
warn pregnant women and sexually active women of reproductive age not using a
reliable form of birth control against traveling to places where the virus is
spreading.

It was a reminder that while the threat of the virus may have eased in many
places around the world, it still poses a danger and its consequences are
likely to be felt for some time.

(READ COMPLETE ARTICLE) [2]

 

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[1] http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/press/pr2016/pr101-16.page
[2] http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/nyregion/new-york-city-zika.html

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