Doctor Returns To Pittsburgh After Trip To Brazil To Study Zika VirusDr. Ernesto Marques at the Pitt Center for Vaccine Research recently traveled to Brazil to study Zika.
CDC: Zika Definitely Causes Severe Birth DefectsConfirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.
Doctors Exploring Link Between Zika & MicrocephalyWhile heads come in all shapes and sizes, a baby born with a head much smaller than statistical norms is considered to have microcephaly.
Pitt Researcher Heads To Brazil To Study Zika VirusBrazil is at the center of concern over the Zika virus and a researcher from this area is starting his work there today.
Pennsylvania Dept. Of Health Closely Monitoring Zika VirusTo date there has been no confirmed Zika virus infections identified in Pennsylvania. There are 6-8 tests pending of individuals who've returned to Pennsylvania from the areas that have been affected by the Zika virus.
Concern Growing As Zika Virus Cases Show Up In U.S.There's a growing concern about an old virus and whether it's now causing birth defects.