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CDC: Zika Virus Infection Can Cause Birth Defects

Federal health officials are urging women who are pregnant to avoid traveling to areas where Zika virus is actively spreading because increasing evidence shows it is a definite and direct cause of serious birth defects including microcephaly. Zika virus disease is spread primarily to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Pregnant […]

World Hepatitis Day: Experts Urge Prevention, Testing and Treatment

Millions of people have hepatitis – inflammation of the liver – but most of them do not know they are infected. Viral hepatitis, which includes Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, affects hundreds of millions of people around the world, according to the World Health Organization. It causes acute and chronic liver disease. Nearly […]

Know Your HIV Status

One in five people with HIV do not know they are infected, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And only half of those who are aware receive ongoing medical care and treatment from their doctor. Federal health authorities urge people to be tested and receive treatment because […]