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In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.
In response, CDC has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost from Prior Research (HealthDay)U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses
Bedbugs Biting Back Against Insecticide (HealthDay)Researchers find a strong resistance to the most widely used pesticide group
Local Health Observances
February 2016 is
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month!
This health observance month is recognized on the US National Health Observance Calendar and is listed on other health observance calendars around the world.
What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words "you have cancer?" Now you can. This year our community has a unique opportunity to make an impact on the lives of many, and the American Cancer Society urges you to join and sign up today. Anyone can visit www.cps3northla.org and schedule an appointment today to reserve a spot to participate in CPS-3.
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