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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.
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC (HealthDay)Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect
New Cooling Technique Might Aid Brain Surgery (HealthDay)Combined with verbal checks, it allowed surgeons to protect areas where speech occurs
Texas Hospitals Develop Rapid Test for Zika Virus Detection (HealthDay)But it will only be available at hospitals that developed it for now, research team says
Local Health Observances
March 2016 is
Problem Gambling Awareness 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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