Saturday, February 27, 2016

The world is going ape S++T over the Zika virus.  Good reason.  Sonographers must be aware of the ultrasound ramifications of this disease.  Microcephaly.  The BPD, and head circumference is essential now.  We do not know how this disease will progress, or whether it is related to genetic issues.  Let's have a heads up now in the ultrasound community!  Here is a recent link:

"Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections."

Thank You CDC.

TJW

 
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