What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America

As of today, there have been 258 reported cases of Zika in 34 states and D.C. Of those, DPH says 18 were pregnant women, and another six were sexually transmitted.NORRISTOWN Montgomery County officials confirmed the first case of Zika virus in the county Tuesday but downplayed the health risks to the general public.”We have anticipated that travel-related cases would be identified in New Mexico”, said Department of Health Deputy Secretary Lynn Gallagher.There have been 7,490 suspected cases of Zika virus in Cape Verde between October 21 and March 6, according to the WHO.All of these cases originated with people who traveled to an area with Zika, Thornton said.Local transmission has not been detected in the United States, the release stated, but the invasive Aedes mosquitoes that can transmit Zika virus are present in Orange County.Experts think most people infected with Zika virus don’t get sick.Targets the virus at its source, Aedes mosquitoes, with enhanced trapping and testing throughout the entire downstate region.A 20-year-old woman from Greater Portmore and a 12-year-old boy from St Thomas are among the cases confirmed by the National Virology Reference Laboratory at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Mona.The Trioplex Real-time RT-PCR Assay is a breakthrough diagnostic tool, which is capable of also revealing chikungunya and dengue as well as Zika in just one test, instead of three separate exams.Zika linked birth defects and paralysis have many of us on edge.”Zika is a minimal risk to New Mexicans at this time, unless they’re traveling to affected countries”, Landen said. New Hampshire, Massachusetts and CT are the only New England states that have reported cases. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes.News outlets report on a study published Tuesday in The Lancet showing the risk of microcephaly among infants born during a Zika outbreak in French Polynesia.NY plans to monitor and test that type of mosquito for the virus, and distribute 100,000 free larvicide tablets that can be used to eliminate breeding sites for the insect in areas of standing water. JK Rowling Dabbles In North America’s Magic History With New Pottermore Content
The second instalment in JK Rowling’s Magic in North America collection of stories arrives today on Pottermore at 2pm . Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K.