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|37 weeks 5 days ago||"Direct human-to-human||
"Direct human-to-human transmission is another possible route of Zika virus infection. These routes notably include transmission from mother to child during pregnancy and sexual transmission from a man to a woman69. Other forms of human-to-human transmission scenarios also appear to exist70. Therefore, could sustained Zika virus transmission occur without mosquitoes and should this be a concern for further spread of the epidemic? Again, let’s use an example: an infected man returns home from the Games and has sex with his partner. There are numerous reports of Zika virus infection associated with sex with a man (or woman71) returning from an endemic region72–74. Therefore, in this scenario, there is immediate risk to his partner. Importantly, however, in each of these reports, Zika virus spread was limited to just those single contacts. Thus, sex and other modes of direct contact with an infectious individual is highly unlikely to lead to sustained transmission in a new population. It has also been estimated that the role of sexual transmission in Brazil is minimal compared to mosquitoes75, and without mosquitoes, transmission would dissipate. The single most compelling piece of evidence to support that Zika virus is primarily mosquito-borne is that it is only known to occur in regions with Ae. aegypti67. Therefore, Zika virus is still considered to be primarily transmitted by mosquitoes and sexual transmission (or other yet-to-be-discovered human-to-human means of transmission) will likely not expand the expected range of the Zika virus epidemic."
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Honestly, I would be freaking||
Honestly, I would be freaking out too (there is something inherently scary about even the potential to cause harm to a baby, versus if it is just a risk to myself, i'm like "no big deal"). I am going to test myself several times to make sure that there is NO Zika virus in my semen. So, I'd stress this importance to your doctor to get tested when you get back - unfortunately that is the only way to know. My email is linked to the article, send me a message if you have questions in the future. There may be private clinics that will offer testing.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||See another post below.||
See another post below. December should be okay but stick with the current CDC advisories. I have mostly agreed with them up to this point.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||1) december should probably||
1) december should probably be fine. Ask again in November.
2) That's tough. I travel to these places a lot for work AND my wife and I are wanting about having another baby in the next couple of years. Luckily, I can [cough cough] test myself to see if I could give Zika virus to my wife. You are right that if you did get infected, likely you wont have symptoms. Hopefully with more research we can give more specific advice as to how long to wait. 2-3 months waiting is a good idea at this time.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||don't put too much stock into||
don't put too much stock into "opinion" and "peer review" in this case. We published it here instead of a big journal so that it would be open access and immediately available. This journal, F1000, only allows "Review" articles to be submitted by invitation. Instead, they told us to publish as an "opinion" as a work-around because they wanted it. Peer review for articles like these will not likely result in much change (not like they will suggest new experiments). So in my expert opinion, these are the facts.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||They are a formidable||
They are a formidable opponent.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||I know, isn't it great!||
I know, isn't it great!
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Zika virus is not likely to||
Zika virus is not likely to cause severe disease in adults - but that is not the issue. LOTS of new evidence shows that Zika virus alone can cause microcephaly. Is this a new feature of the virus? Probably not. Could other factors, such as a toxin, also be involved? Yes. But there is no evidence to support pyriproxyfen is causing microcephaly, only over-speculation.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||By "shed" I am assuming that||
By "shed" I am assuming that you mean "no longer infectious". We don't really know, it can be detected in the semem for 50+ days. I'd wait 2-3 months to be safe.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Actually, most of the article||
Actually, most of the article is not about the Olympics, but it may become irrelevant anyways as new info becomes available.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Not all of the data is from||
Not all of the data is from Brazil and most of it comes from Universities and public health organizations. There is, however, lots of estimation going on.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||1) The epidemic is severe||
1) The epidemic is severe becuase over the last couple of years, and going into the future, lots of people have/will become infected (like 1-2 million, or more). About 1% of babies born from women who get infected in their first trimester will develop a severe pathology. At any given time the risk is really low for a person to become infected. It's all about how long you are exposed to the risk. If you like in Brazil, you are exposed for a long time and will likely get infected at some point. For three weeks in the winter, probably not.
2) Entire population using measures of expected numbers of infections. So not just for the horrible outcomes.
3) More numbers of infected people at one time. No Zika virus outbreak before now included more than ~20,000-30,000 people. It's likely about 1,000,000 in the Americas. Rare events become apparent with lots of infections. Plus, retrospectively people are associating microcephaly and GBS with past outbreaks.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||I am actually trying to||
I am actually trying to sequence Zika virus from the clinical cases in Florida to see if they really are locally aquired. If it is, then there could be a small outbreak (100-1000s) in Miami. The risk is very low for any one person over the span of a week. I'd go there and not be worried, but i would not send my pregenant wife.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||You are correct. That is just||
You are correct. That is just my general caveat about the risks of Zika infection for pregnant women because the consequences can be so severe. Sitting in your home in the US (unless you are in South Florida), you essentially have a zero risk of Zika virus infection. Go to Brazil, and it is still really low, but why risk it?
|37 weeks 5 days ago||They are removing water from||
They are removing water from their blood meal so they can take in more.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||45-3 Blue 345 yards rushing||
345 yards rushing
|4 years 28 weeks ago||38-3||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Michigan of course||
Michigan of course
|5 years 3 weeks ago||We are at 59% now||
We are at 59% now
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I'm afraid to go to bed.||
I'm afraid to go to bed.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||If true||
If true, this will end of the most frusterating and confusing recruitments that i can recall (from a fans prespective) but with a very happy ending.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||MSU vs Iowa||
I think that Iowa's class should be ranked higher than MSU's. Iowa has 4 more commits and 2 more consensus 4*'s. I know that MSU's averages are higher and they have the advantage with better recruits in the bottom half of the class, but I'd still rather take Iowa's.
Not that it matters, just a thought.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Our chances with top prospects, per Rivals:||
Tim Sullivan article (http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1318384):
Garnet: 50% chance of landing
Kozan: 18% (No. 30 offensive tackle and No. 239 prospect overall in the country by Rivals)
Madaris: 10% (No. 55 wideout in the nation)
Yuri Wright and Kenneth Crawley (Tenn decommit), both tall, high ranked CBs.
Back-up option at OL:
Dan Gibbs: (2* 6-7, 332 lb OT) most likely would commit if offered, could still walk-on
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Thanks for the scouting report||
Thanks for the scouting report MaizeAndBlueWahoo and sorry about the VT loss. I was actually at that game (of course while listening to The Game on my portable radio). On the plus side UVa won in tailgating!
Had this UVa/UM game circled on my calendar since they announced it. I live in DC and my girlfriend is a UVa grad. I've been to Charlottesville many times but this will be my first time going to a UVa basketball game. Look for the crazy guy decked out in maize with an embarrassed girlfriend.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||agreed.||
I do not mind Woolfolk at safety but I hate having whoever comes in to replace him when he goes down.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Buffalo Billiards||
Though not always my favorite bar, good MI sport friendly place in DC.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||There are a bunch of us here!||
Where you watching the game?
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Pop Evil? Really?||
Of all the pump up videos you posted this one? Sorry, not to be mean, but change it quick!
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Patrick is the most magical,||
Patrick is the most magical, beautiful man I've ever seen. And JT is the committiest and dreadiest..
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Also Army||
Army gives me a pay check. But I secretly cheer for Navy.