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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
June 2016 is
is National Safety Month!
Make a difference: Spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards.
National Safety Month can make a difference!
"We can all use this month to raise awareness about important safety issues like:"
Everyone can get involved in reducing the risk of injuries. Together, we can share information about steps people can take to protect themselves and others.
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