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Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC (HealthDay)Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

New Cooling Technique Might Aid Brain Surgery (HealthDay)Combined with verbal checks, it allowed surgeons to protect areas where speech occurs

Texas Hospitals Develop Rapid Test for Zika Virus Detection (HealthDay)But it will only be available at hospitals that developed it for now, research team says

1 in 10 Americans Has Experienced Ringing in the Ears (HealthDay)Study also found association between prolonged exposure to loud noises and tinnitus

Local Health Observances

September 2016 is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM) is an annual observance held in September to highlight the growing problem of childhood obesity in the United States. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for kid to eat healthier and get more active.

NCOAM is sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine.

We Can! A national movement to help children ages 8 to 13 stay at a healthy weight.

Surgary Drink Warnings Hit Home With Teens (HealthDay) Fewer choose sweetened beverages when labels mention obesity, diabetes, study finds.

Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help (HealthDay) Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities.

Adolescent and School Health (CDC)

Overweight & Obesity (CDC)CDC's Obesity efforts focus on policy and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone.

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