In Joe Alton, MD‘s latest video, he discusses recent updates by the CDC on the Zika virus, now with 15 or 16 locally transmitted cases in Miami, and closing in on 2000 travel-related cases in the U.S. Puerto Rico has it even worse with close to 6000 cases, almost all locally transmitted, on the island. Several hundred pregnant women are being followed for signs of microcephaly and other birth abnormalities (12 on U.S. soil so far).
Don’t panic, though, there may be clusters of cases in the U.S. this year, but the CDC stops short of predicting an epidemic.
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Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,
Joe Alton, MD
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