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MD News: Don’t Let the Zika Virus Bite You, Too: Obstetricians and Legal Liability

"Don’t Let the Zika Virus Bite You, Too: Obstetricians and Legal Liability" written by Senior Partner Anthony Sola and Associate Emma Glazer was published in the May edition of MD News Long Island.

 

"As warmer weather returns, mosquitoes will reemerge from hibernation. The Zika virus made headlines last year as studies revealed it was associated with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, particularly in Brazil and the Caribbean. Zika was first identified in the mid 20th century, but it was not until 2016 when the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a public health emergency for the association between Zika and neurological disorders. The virus is spread by two types of infected mosquitoes, present throughout the southern hemisphere and part of the northern hemisphere, who bite both during daytime and nighttime. Transmission is most prevalent in the Caribbean, Central America and the northern portion of South America. According to WHO, there are currently 84 countries with confirmed evidence of mosquito-born Zika virus."

 

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