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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/12: Summer Travel and Zika

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Zika virus has avoided big news headlines...but it's still here. In fact, as summer travel season arrives, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants you to know that Zika virus is still a concern in Latin America or the Caribbean. If a woman becomes infected with Zika during pregnancy, she can pass the virus to her fetus, which can cause birth defects. How should you prepare for safe summer travel? Let's use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to tweet about how to prepare for summer travel while staying safe and preventing Zika virus! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat─Summer Travel and Zika TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, June 12, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOST: CDC Travel Health ...

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Zika Is Still a Threat, But Here’s How to Protect Your Family

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Salud America! Guest Blogger By Dr. Gary Brunette, Chief of the CDC's Travelers’ Health Branch Summer is around the corner, and many people are planning getaways to spend time with friends and family and recharge. If you are one of the lucky ones planning a trip to Latin America or the Caribbean, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants you to know that Zika virus is still a concern in these parts of the world, and we have important travel tips to help you protect yourself. Travelers who plan to visit Latin America or the Caribbean should take steps to prevent getting and spreading Zika, especially pregnant women. Though it’s not in the news as much as year’s past, Zika virus is still a risk. If a woman becomes infected with Zika during pregnancy, she ...

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CDC Guidance Update: Any Kind of Sex Can Spread Zika

The latest Zika guidance update from the Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC) warns Latinos and U.S. residents that all kinds of sex can spread the Zika virus, TechTimes reports. According to the new update: “All other couples in which a partner (male or female) has been in an area with Zika can also reduce the risk of sexual transmission by using condoms or abstaining from sex. Sex includes vaginal, anal and oral sex, and may also include the sharing of sex toys." Health experts recommend pregnant women with sex partners (male or female) who live or have traveled to areas where Zika virus is active to abstain from sex or use protection. Univsion reports that more than 60% of U.S. adults know nothing about Zika, and less than 50% know that it can be sexually ...

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Survey: Less Than Half of US Adults Know Zika Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Univsion reports that more than 60% of U.S. adults know nothing about Zika, and less than 50% know that it can be sexually transmitted This is according to a survey released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. “With the Zika virus emerging as a critical public health issue here and around the globe, it is even more important for us to be intentional about when, if, and under what circumstances to get pregnant,” said Ginny Ehrlich, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The survey conducted among 1,009 adults from different ethnicities, including Latinos, between ages 18-45 also reported that over 80% of adults have not made changes to their sexual life as a response to the threat of the Zika ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/21/16: Latinos and Zika Virus

A person bitten by a mosquito infected with Zika virus may experience fever, rash, and joint pain for a few days, but most people who get it won’t experience symptoms. So why is Zika virus such a big deal? Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and outbreaks are happening frequently in both foreign and domestic lands. Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet about what Zika is, where the virus is spreading, what it means for summer travel, and most importantly how to prevent it. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “What Latinos Should Know about Zika” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, June 21, 2016 WHERE: On ...

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Nuevos videos les enseñan a los niños sobre el virus del Zika

Nuevos vídeos de 30 segundos producidos por Sesame Street y la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) tienen como objetivo enseñar a los niños cómo evitar contraer el virus, informa la NBC. Los videos explican a los niños la importancia de cubrir y sellar todos los contenedores de agua para evitar que los mosquitos se reproduzcan y les recuerda usa mangas largas lo mas que sea posible. Mira el video ...

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Sesame Street Teaches Kids About Zika

New 30-second videos produced by Sesame Street and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) aim to teach kids how to avoid contracting the virus, NBC Health reports. The videos uses the famous Sesame Street characters to explain to children the importance of covering and sealing all water containers to avoid mosquitos from breeding. It also reminds children to wear long sleeves whenever possible. Watch video one and video two! Learn more about Zika and summer ...

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Zika Virus to Spread Across the Americas

The World Health Organization(WHO) predicts the Zika virus will spread to all countries in the Americas, including the U.S., except Canada and Chile, Reuters reports. “Twenty-one countries and territories of the Americas have reported cases of the virus since Brazil reported the first cases of local transmission in May 2015,” WHO's regional office for the Americas said in a statement. In the U.S. three cases have been confirmed in Florida, Texas and Illinois "These imported cases might result in local human-to-mosquito-to-human spread of the virus in limited areas of the continental Unites States that have the appropriate mosquito vectors," according to a new report on the spread of the virus issued by the CDC Friday. According to doctors the symptoms of the virus ...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Todos Somos, Somos Uno

By Dr. Fátima Coronado CDC, Salud America! Guest Blogger Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) is a time to recognize and honor the Hispanic and Latino community’s achievements, culture, and contributions to the nation’s history. It’s an occasion to highlight the positive influence of Hispanics and Latinos throughout the country’s history. This year we take the opportunity to recognize that our country is stronger, healthier, and safer when we recognize our shared humanity and value every individual and community: Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We Are One. As the US population becomes more diverse, Hispanic Heritage Month offers a valuable opportunity to foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation, break down stereotypes, and promote ...

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