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May 23, 2016
Zika and Breastfeeding
The Senate on Thursday approved $1.1 billion in emergency funding to fight Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness. The virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of a mosquito. Infection with Zika virus usually results in mild illness and symptoms may include fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, and headache. Although Zika virus disease is generally mild, it can cause birth defects.
Five hundred people in the continental United States already have been infected by the virus. Those cases involved travel to Latin America or the Caribbean—the areas hardest hit by the disease so far. But federal health officials are worried about a locally spreading outbreak in the United States unless mosquito-extermination efforts, testing and vaccine research are expanded. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issues an alert for travel to areas where Zika virus is spreading. Travelers who are pregnant or considering pregnancy should consult a doctor.
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