Doc: Microcephaly just 'tip of the iceberg' with Zika

August 7, 2016 10:04 AM

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With health officials struggling to eradicate the mosquitoes spreading Zika in Miami, many are concerned that the battle against the virus may soon hit their home. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Tom Frieden said last week that mosquito-control efforts in Miami’s Wynwood arts district where 15 people have been infected are not producing the results officials had hoped for, suggesting the insects may be resistant to the insecticides being used. Across the country, the California Department of Public Health reported that two babies have been born with Zika-related microcephaly to mothers who acquired the infection outside of the United States, serving as a stark reminder that the virus can do more than cause flu-like symptoms.

While the CDC recommends using an insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved clothes to prevent mosquito bites, many are searching for additional steps to help keep their family protected.

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