The Trioplex Real-time RT-PCR Assay is a breakthrough diagnostic tool, which is capable of also revealing chikungunya and dengue as well as Zika in just one test, instead of three separate exams.
"At this time, due to the possible association between Zika virus infection and babies born with microcephaly", it reads, "pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy should avoid travel to the Olympics". Active transmission of the virus is occurring in at least 30 nations within the Caribbean and Latin America.
The alert comes four days after Cuba confirmed the first case of local transmission of the Zika virus and a day before Obama makes the first trip to the island by a United States president in 88 years.
Nevertheless, Cuomo and the state Health Department have deployed a six-step plan to fight Zika should it reach NY state.
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"There are a lot of shots that our guys normally get, normally make, but when their legs are exhausted , they're just short". Wroten, who is rehabilitating from surgery to fix a torn ACL, said he expects to be back to full strength for next season.
The mosquito transmits the Zika virus and is being studied at the institute.
NY plans to monitor and test that type of mosquito for the virus, and distribute 100,000 free larvicide tablets that can be used to eliminate breeding sites for the insect in areas of standing water.
The two mosquito species - Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus - have been found in Doña Ana, Eddy and Chaves counties, he said.
Zika is spread though bites from a specific mosquito and is believed to carry particular risk for birth defects.
A state Department of Public Health laboratory was approved on February 29 to start testing for Zika so that we could locally get expedited results. While the majority of Zika virus cases occur in tropical regions such as Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela and French Guiana, the possibility exists of mosquito infection in tropical-like climates in some cities, such as Houston and New Orleans in the US. Accordingly, the World Health Organization guidelines' first recommendation is that women at risk should have access to emergency contraceptive services. But they stressed Friday that there's no reason for New Mexico residents to panic about the disease spreading across the state.