What is Cerebral Palsy?

February 28, 2016

The basics of Cerebral Palsy – Cerebral Palsy ( CP) is a general term used to describe multiple types of chronic “palsies” -these are disorders that impair control of movement due to damage to the developing brain. CP normally develops by the time a child is at 2 or 3 years old. CP is a non-progressive disease, which means brain damage does not worsen or change over time. However, symptom…


What is the Zika Virus?

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January 14, 2016

The Zika virus a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. In people, it causes a mild illness called Zika disease or Zika fever. This disease is known to occur within the equatorial belt area of Africa and Asia, since the 1950s. In the late 2000s, it appeared further east in South America and Central America. The disease is mild, non-fatal and is considered a form of dengue, which is related to…