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Herminia Palacio
While we did not see any locally acquired cases of Zika last summer, we did see several hundred cases transmitted through travel in locations where the virus is still very prevalent. It is critical that New Yorkers who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, along with their sexual partners, do not travel to Zika-affected areas.feedback
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May 25 2017
Tom Frieden, Anthony Fauci and Rick Scott, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Zika. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 270 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 569 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Tom Frieden is: “We have a lot more to do to control both Zika and diseases spread by this mosquito.”.
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All quotes about Zika

Timothy Persons

Users of the tests also encountered challenges, including determining the most accurate test to use, having access to different tests, and obtaining equipment needed to conduct the tests. Some manufacturers raised concerns about the difficulty in developing diagnostic tests that met the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) requirements for Emergency Use Authorization and some users expressed concerns about selecting tests amongst those authorized.feedback

Lyle Petersen

Only about one in four babies born to women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy are receiving the recommended brain imaging after birth. Some brain abnormalities are only identified with brain imaging, suggesting that the impact of Zika on babies born to mothers infected with the virus may be underestimated. Of these cases, we have identified 224 cases of Zika in Florida and Texas due to local mosquito transmission. CDC has also documented 3,795 pregnant women with laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection in U.S. territories and 1,845 in U.S. states and D.C.feedback

Tim Murphy

Once again, GAO has shown that we were not fully prepared at the outset of the outbreak.feedback

Stéphane Bancel

We modeled Moderna to mimic biology by giving your body the instructions for your cells to make the proteins you need to protect you. My bet is that in the next five years, we'll have two times as many drugs in the clinic than anybody else in the world. We're just warming up now.feedback

Anna Durbin

People are pretty excited about the potential for mRNA vaccines. But right now we don't have the human data to see if they're going to live up to their potential.feedback

Anna Durbin

We had a similar sense of excitement and possibility with DNA vaccines that haven't quite panned out the way we hoped. People will be very interested in these Zika vaccine results.feedback

Harry Bulstrode

Zika virus infection in babies and children is a major global health concern, and the focus has been to discover more about the virus to find new possible treatments. We're taking a different approach, and want to use these new insights to see if the virus can be unleashed against one of the hardest-to-treat cancers . We hope to show that the Zika virus can slow down brain tumour growth in tests in the lab. If we can learn lessons from Zika's ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and target brain stem cells selectively, we could be holding the key to future treatments.feedback

Peter Hotez

We had the sense that Congress was really not aware of the depth and breath of the vulnerability of the Gulf Coast regions. One of the problems is we do not do active surveillance for Zika along the Gulf Coast.feedback

Joseph M. Conlon - Navy

They are more of a toy than anything else. It will knock down a few mosquitoes and your kids might have fun with it … but in these days of Zika virus and chikungunya, or dengue, you need to get serious about this stuff.feedback

Mark Beavers

Mosquitoes are a public health threat. Zika virus is currently one of the most notable illnesses that can be spread by mosquitoes, and it will likely be a problem again this year, especially in areas where the type of mosquito that can carry the virus thrives.feedback

Michael Seifert

If you show up at my door and you're a health person, and I've been shown to have Zika and they say, were you traveling?' – I'm not so sure I'll tell you that.feedback

Lisa Mitchell-Bennett

I think it's pretty clear that we're going to get more cases. When, how quickly, I don't think anybody knows.feedback

Joseph McCormick

We have to have better surveillance so that we know if the virus is expanding, where is it going. We need human surveillance and some mosquito surveillance to know where the mosquitoes are.feedback

Joseph McCormick

It's going to hit the poorest people. People that live in areas where mosquitoes are going to breed, areas where they have poor housing, just like it is in South America. More resources are going to have to come but it's not clear it's going to come from this administration. That part of it's bleak.feedback

Patricia Pena

You have a lot of these families who don't even have money to get rid of their garbage, and their houses are infested with all kinds of creatures, including mosquitoes.feedback

Lisa Mitchell-Bennett

When they say we have travel cases of Zika, it's not like somebody flew in from Brazil. They went to visit their aunt or their boyfriend 100 metres across the river on the weekend, or they went to their family Sunday dinner.feedback

Patricia Pena

Even though there's been a lot of announcements on TV about it and how to protect yourself, families are still very naive when it comes to the information on Zika.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Whether the next epidemic is unleashed by a quirk of nature or the hand of terrorist, scientists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year. So the world does need to think about this. We will have epidemics in the next 20 years far worse than the ebola epidemic, or the Zika epidemic and there is some chance it would be a form of flu.feedback

Peter Hotez

The fact that you find it in Aedes albopictus is not surprising. The question is how important it is for transmission.feedback

Chelsea Smartt

Our results mean that Aedes albopictus may have a role in Zika virus transmission and should be of concern to public health. This mosquito is found worldwide, has a wide range of hosts and has adapted to colder climates. The role of this mosquito in Zika virus transmission needs to be assessed.feedback

Derric Nimmo - Oxitec

When people think of genetically modified organisms, they often think of an organism which has been designed to persist in the environment. Our released mosquitoes and their offspring are designed to die, so do not leave an environmental footprint. … We release modified Aedes aegypti males, which have one job – to mate with wild females.feedback

Derric Nimmo - Oxitec

Insecticides are only able to suppress the population of Aedes aegypti by 30 percent to 50 percent at best, which is not enough. In trials in urban environments in Brazil, Panama and the Cayman Islands, we have suppressed the wild population by more than 90 percent.feedback

Mila de Mier

If it doesn't work, how do you recall it? I don't want my kids to be laboratory rats.feedback

Andrew Monaghan

There may be elevated risk in communities in central Florida, the Florida Keys, as well as border communities in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas.feedback

John Hellerstedt

Zika remains a significant health risk to pregnant women and their babies, and it's only a matter of time until we see local transmission here again.feedback

Scott Gottlieb

Is my highest and most immediate priority. This is a staggering human tragedy that is going to require dramatic action on the part of the agency.feedback

Peggy Honein

We know that some babies have underlying brain defects that are otherwise not evident at birth. Because we do not have brain imaging reports for most infants whose mothers had Zika during pregnancy, our current report might significantly underestimate the impact of Zika.feedback

Scott Gottlieb

I want to earn and keep the public's trust. I think this is a public health emergency on the order of Ebola and Zika. I think in order to address it now, the types of actions that we are going to need to take are going to be more dramatic, perhaps, than the types of actions we would have taken 10 years ago. I think the FDA is constantly getting drawn into commercial disputes, which puts the agency into a difficult position. I think this is a problem that I am uniquely suited to try to ... solve.feedback

Edward J. Markey

We are suffering from this public health epidemic because Big Pharma pushed pills they knew were dangerous and addictive, the FDA approved them, often without expert counsel, and doctors – because they do not have mandatory education on these drugs – prescribed them.feedback

Anne Schuchat

We've seen that these circumstances are just heartbreaking for families and clinicians.feedback

Anne Schuchat

We are still seeing about 30 to 40 new Zika cases in pregnant women each week in the United States. Some seemingly healthy babies born following pregnancies complicated by Zika may have developmental problems that become evident months after birth. Some babies may have seizures while other babies may have problems controlling their arms and legs. Some babies cry constantly and are inconsolable no matter what their caregiver does. Zika is still with us. We don't know how much transmission there will be this year. Every mosquito bite carries a risk.feedback

Anne Schuchat

We cannot afford to be complacent when a single bite from a Zika-affected mosquito can lead to such a devastating condition.feedback

Anne Schuchat

That proportion increased to 15 percent for women with confirmed Zika during their first trimester.feedback

Margaret Honein - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

It's really key for these babies to have a head ultrasound or CT scan to look for abnormalities that may not be apparent at birth. Knowing that not all these babies are receiving brain imaging, this may be significantly underestimating the complete number of infants with birth defects.feedback

Roberta DeBiasi

It's an important report because it's a more complete cohort now, so we're getting a little more information. It does answer that the first trimester is the worst. But you can't take away from this, Oh, as long as I'm not infected in the first trimester, it will be fine.feedback

Anne Schuchat

Zika virus can be scary and potentially devastating to families. Zika virus continues to be a threat to pregnant women across the U.S. With warm weather and a new mosquito season approaching, prevention is crucial to protect the health of mothers and babies. Healthcare providers can play a key role in prevention efforts.feedback

Roberta DeBiasi

Even if they look 100 percent beautiful at birth, they all need to get an ultrasound of the head.feedback

Anne Schuchat

The one thing that didn't exactly surprise me, but sobers me, is that these reports come in from 44 states. This isn't something that only the docs in Florida need to worry about; clinicians in every state need to know. I think it is very likely that we are underestimating the birth defects that follow Zika in pregnancy. Some babies that are born looking pretty much O.K. are eventually diagnosed with some effects of congenital Zika syndrome.feedback

Anthony Fauci

It is imperative that public health research continue to work to contain the spread of the virus.feedback

Anthony Fauci

I'm totally intent on getting this vaccine to the point where it can be a usable vaccine.feedback

Anthony Fauci

Evidence also is accumulating that Zika can cause a variety of health problems in adults as well, including Guillain-Barré syndrome and heart-related issues.feedback

Anthony Fauci

If there is a good vaccine efficacy signal and there is an outbreak in South America, the FDA could make that vaccine available by different mechanisms. But it depends on the emergent need of the vaccine and the quality of the data. That money has been allocated to this trial, and it's not going to be unallocated.feedback

Anthony Fauci

I will certainly be talking to Francis Collins when he returns from the White House.feedback

Anthony Fauci

A safe and effective Zika vaccine is urgently needed to prevent the often-devastating birth defects that can result from Zika virus infection during pregnancy. Evidence also is accumulating that Zika can cause a variety of health problems in adults as well. There are no safety concerns and the immune responses that we are getting are looking quite good so far. I really can't predict what the budget situation is going to be.feedback

Leslie Vosshall

We won't be done with this chapter in the history of mosquito biology until that is fixed.feedback

Michael Schatz

Their work significantly improves over the older projects. The assemblies they produce are an enormous improvement over the version I helped to publish in 2007.feedback

Sanjit Singh Batra

At least in the foreseeable future, there's no method that can compete.feedback

Jay Shendure

It has taken a while for this approach to catch its sails, because most groups did not have much experience with Hi-C, but that's changed in the last year, as the technique has become easier to implement.feedback

Olga Dudchenko

It's very clear that this is the way that you want to be doing it.feedback

Peter Kyriacopoulos

It's going to take us longer to discover that people are becoming ill, longer to realize the connection between them, and longer to figure out how to treat them. We'll have more people sick.feedback

Peter Kyriacopoulos

Public health is never well-funded, which means that in the lab, things get very, very tight. I often say that in this country, we're lucky we don't have more than one public health emergency at a time. If we had Zika and a serious foodborne disease outbreak, we would have been in very bad shape.feedback

Kelly Wroblewski

They allow you to perform constant surveillance in the community and identify when you need to respond.feedback

Sara Vetter

It gives me the flexibility to do whatever I need to do and to build capacity for that we don't know about already–like Zika. If a new public health threat hits, do we stop another type of testing to respond to it? Do we put rabies testing on hold? Or foodborne illnesses?feedback

Sara Vetter

I'm very concerned about our ability to respond to H7N9 bird flu or anything else that's emerging.feedback

Peter W. Marks - Food and Drug Administration

When semen is donated, it can be stored frozen for significant periods of time, and that doesn't necessarily inactivate the Zika virus. If you're a woman who is considering using donated semen samples that have been collected during this period of time, you need to have a conversation with your provider about potential benefits and risks of using it.feedback

Pam Belluck

The waiting made it feel like I was somehow more involved, and more exposed. All of these other sensations – things I was seeing, hearing, smelling – had time to seep in. It all felt more visceral.feedback

Pam Belluck

Here's this girl, who's the same age as my kids, and who's had to give up on her schooling and completely change her life for a future that's so different than what you'd want for any teenager. I'm full of admiration for how strong she is, and how self-assured she seems to be about her baby's treatment – asking question after question, getting up at dawn and going to four appointments a day.feedback

Adriana Zehbrauskas

In the moment, when I'm photographing, my camera works as a shield. I have to be very attentive to details, to technical details – and for me that dulls the emotions a bit.feedback

Adriana Zehbrauskas

These women, they're incredible. Their routines are so intense, so difficult, that I felt I had to work 20 hours a day to do justice to their stories. It's only afterwards that everything sinks in.feedback

Adriana Zehbrauskas

Because for many of these women, this is just the start of a new life. For them it's a story that's just beginning.feedback

Adriana Zehbrauskas

I hope that this story might help in some way, that it might bring some ongoing attention to the situation.feedback

Adriana Zehbrauskas

There was a lot of press a year ago, and many women got a lot of financial help – people would send donations. But people don't talk about Zika like they used to. Many families now feel that they're facing this alone.feedback

Vera Lúcia da Silva

No, even if she has microcephaly, I am going to love her the way she comes.feedback

Ernesto Marques

These babies, most of them or all of them, they're going to live very long lives, you can keep them alive a long time, and they will need assistance from someone 24 hours a day. The consequences to the society are huge.feedback

Íris Adriane

I changed my life for Alícia. It was me for her and her for me.feedback

Vera Lúcia da Silva

The doctor said Sophia was not developing. Children who are not developing are getting dropped from the therapies.feedback

Íris Adriane

I have to make my daughter walk. If she cannot walk, she is going to be able to see.feedback

Vera Lúcia da Silva

I am asking God that she will not have to use the feeding tube.feedback

Íris Adriane

I never imagined that situation. This feeling, this reality. Has she ever gotten so suffocated that she turned purple and you had to tap her back? It happens a lot.feedback

Kyrla Melo

Sophia is a child with very compromised visual, auditory and motor skills. She has no head control, she does not roll over, she does not sit.feedback

Vanessa Van der Linden

If you did physical therapy every day, it doesn't mean they will be better.feedback

Vera Lúcia da Silva

She is going to choke. Food is going to go to her lungs. Sophia Valentina. She is going to surprise me.feedback

Karina Gonzalez Carta - Mayo Clinic

I think as awareness increases, the cases will start to show up more.feedback

Peter Hotez

We'll have to wait and see if babies are born with severe neurologic defects starting around May or June, because it's a delayed epidemic. There's a lag.feedback

Peter Hotez

That was a clear indication that Zika is a really bad actor. This is causing a level of severe congenital birth defects associated with bad neurologic outcomes, even more than we previously believed. We know there are at least 300-plus documented cases in south Florida and south Texas, but again because we did not do active surveillance for Zika virus infection on the Gulf coast Texas or Florida where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are, we still don't know what the consequences of the 2016 epidemic were.feedback

Anthony Fauci

Mosquitoes cause more human disease and death than any other animal. A single vaccine capable of protecting against the scourge of mosquito-borne diseases is a novel concept that, if proven successful, would be a monumental public health advance.feedback

Wendi Kuhnert-Tallman

What that means is that we did see evidence of past infection, but we can't say for sure it's Zika. We anticipate those will be finalized within two to three weeks.feedback

Mustapha Debboun - Microsoft

If we are trying to collect the Zika virus mosquito, you can teach this trap to collect just that mosquito.feedback

Ian Clarke

The prevalence of Zika is dropping, certainly in the Americas. The anticipation was that we would see a second wave, certainly in Brazil, and we haven't seen it. And we don't believe this is because we're not looking. There's a lot of surveillance ongoing. We should expect to see outbreaks. We saw it in Singapore, we will see it again.feedback

Bernadette Murgue - World Health Organization

It will take at least two to three years before registration of these vaccines.feedback

Bernadette Murgue - World Health Organization

There are about 40 vaccine candidates, five are entering or about to enter in phase 1, clinical trial for safety and ability to induce an immune response.feedback

Ian Clarke

The prevalence of Zika is dropping, certainly in the Americas. The anticipation was that we would see a second wave, certainly in Brazil and we haven't seen it. And we don't believe this is because we're not looking. There's a lot of surveillance ongoing. In a couple of other countries we're doing some quite intensive surveillance work, Tanzania and some others where we know there is the vector (the aedes aegypti mosquito), we know that there is chikungunya, so really looking to see if we can find Zika.feedback

Al Gore

They tried to cancel this conference but it is going forward anyway. Today we face a challenging political climate, but climate shouldn't be a political issue. Health professionals urgently need the very best science in order to protect the public, and climate science has increasingly critical implications for their day-to-day work. With more and more hot days, which exacerbate the proliferation of the Zika virus and other public health threats, we cannot afford to waste any time.feedback

José Luis Gomes Sambo

Up until two months ago, we didn't´t have any detected case, but, now, we have two cases of Zika. We have to take preventable measures, especially in the anti-vectorial fight against the mosquitoes.feedback

Tom Frieden - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

It's a startlingly complex infection. I really would hope that come April, if a budget is passed, it will include the Rapid Reserve Fund plan that was outlined in the House bill, which ideally would also have some spending authorities that would enable the government to act quickly in an emergency. It is certainly encouraging.feedback

Anthony Fauci

A few years ago, in 2013, 2014 when we had Ebola that went into 2015, I was asked constantly: 'Wow, this is really an extraordinary experience with Ebola; do you think this is going to happen again?'. And no sooner did the words come out of our mouths than Zika came along.feedback

Noor Hisham bin Abdullah

His family members were questioned and their blood and urine samples were taken as soon as he (the patient) tested positive for Zika. Active case detection is being conducted in the patient's residential area to detect if neighbouring residents have symptoms of Zika.feedback

Sylvia Burwell - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Health centers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories are on the front lines of fighting Zika. These awards will help provide training and technical assistance to health centers in developing and implementing activities to address immediate and anticipated Zika-related prevention and primary health care needs.feedback

Tom Frieden - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This is an important study. Zika poses a real risk throughout pregnancy, but especially in the first trimester; it's critical that pregnant women not travel to areas where Zika is spreading.feedback

Margaret Honein - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We don't know how long the virus can persist, but its persistence could have implications for babies born with microcephaly and for apparently healthy infants whose mothers had Zika during their pregnancies.feedback

Margaret Honein - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

It is important to follow up with these infants during their first year or two of life. What is their learning capability? Are there any hearing loss issues later on? Any eye abnormalities?feedback

Jordan Rand

This project will seriously degrade Margate's beaches and jeopardize public health and safety in the process. Ironically, the proposed plan to reduce storm damage will simply cause it in a different way.feedback

Chris Van Deusen

Zika is something we're going to need to be watching for the foreseeable future. It's still circulating and it will be.feedback

Rick Scott

I am proud to announce that the remaining Miami Beach area has been cleared of any ongoing active transmission of the Zika virus. This means that Florida does not have any identified areas with active Zika transmission, which is incredible news for the Miami Beach community and our entire state.feedback

Mark Adams

As you remember in the lead-up to the games, we are all going to die of Zika or poisoned water or we were all going to be mugged in the streets. As it turns out we find out that the games were the most universal, the most consumed ever.feedback

Katia Pryce

Maybe it's a jaded New Yorker thing but it we were just kind of like 'eh'. Were' pretty bull-headed.feedback

John Hellerstedt

We knew it was only a matter of time before we saw a Zika case spread by a mosquito in Texas. We still don't believe the virus will become widespread in Texas, but there could be more cases, so people need to protect themselves from mosquito bites, especially in parts of the state that stay relatively warm in the fall and winter.feedback

Scott Anesi

We will get a good sense of the penetration of the virus shortly. Microcephaly will be caught as soon as the baby is born, but the department is now also looking at previous births and screening babies regularly for a whole host of developmental issues that can be caused by the virus.feedback

Michaela Howells

Outside programs are most effective only once they have obtained the support of local medical officials, chiefs, and churches.feedback

Michaela Howells

The reality is that we are about to have a large number of disabled children entering into systems globally, but we don't have the infrastructure for them. Samoans value large extended families, however, disabled children provide an additional social and financial stress on already stretched communities. . . this may disproportionately impact the mothers of affected children, leading to life-long economic deficits for these families.feedback

Scott Anesi

The biggest issue was that the materials were not culturally appropriate.feedback

Scott Anesi

We're just now getting confirmed case results from the end of summer.feedback

Scott Anesi

We want to avoid stigmatization and are trying to make sure that those who are pregnant don't feel isolated, and we are building our social services and education capacity so that children affected by Zika will get education and assistance.feedback

Ganeshwaran Mochida

This is certainly the first detailed description of these kinds of cases.feedback

Rick Scott

Until we have a vaccine, this is going to be something we're going to deal with. We're going to be active, and we've learned a lot.feedback

Than Htun Aung

During the training, we told them how to give instructions to patients on how to avoid sexually transmitting Zika.feedback

Jorge M. Luna

You have to give them information, good information, what is going on, and it's the couple's choice.feedback

David Heymann - Health Protection Agency

It is a significant and enduring public health challenge, but it no longer represents an emergency. There was no downgrading of this.feedback

Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai

We confirmed 33 new cases last week and have detected the virus in two further provinces. This is a period of movement with people coming to the capital from the provinces to take part in various activities.feedback

David Heymann - Health Protection Agency

The committee agreed that Zika must be managed within the World Health Organization as are other important infectious diseases. The committee felt that what is best now is a very robust technical response to the virus.feedback

Peter Salama

It is really important that we communicate this very clearly: We are not downgrading the importance of Zika. In fact, by placing this as a longer term program of work, we're sending the message that Zika is here to stay. And WHO's response is here to stay, in a robust manner.feedback

David Heymann - Health Protection Agency

If anything, this has been escalated in importance by becoming activities that will be continued in the long-term in the World Health Organization.feedback

Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai

This is a period of movement with people coming to the capital from the provinces to take part in various activities. We have to remind them that Zika is a silent disease and some people won't have symptoms.feedback

Kristy Murray

While we understand the current focus on Zika virus, for many people in the United States today, West Nile virus is the much more serious mosquito-borne threat and that threat may persist even for patients who appear to have survived the infection unscathed.feedback

Isadora Siqueira

Our analysis shows that each of these viruses may have the potential to cause a range of neurological complications, some very severe, and patients should be monitored for symptoms. What's very difficult to determine is whether having a co-infection with two of these viruses increases the risk of neurological problems. We are still looking closely at the case of the patient who was infected with both chikungunya and dengue.feedback

Aengus Kelly - AerCap

What we do know is that over last two 1/2 years, we've faced an awful lot of global shocks - Ebola, Zika, the downturn in Brazil, the attempted coup in Turkey, Brexit. So long as a commitment to free trade is preserved, I think economies will grow and this company will grow with it.feedback

Indira Mysorekar

The anti-Zika antibodies are able to keep the foetus safe from harm by blocking the virus from crossing the placenta.feedback

Michael Diamond

This is the first antiviral that has been shown to work in pregnancy to protect developing foetuses from Zika virus. This is proof of principle that Zika virus during pregnancy is treatable and that we already have a human antibody that treats it, at least in mice.feedback

James Crowe

These naturally occurring antibodies isolated from humans represent the first medical intervention that prevents Zika infection and damage to fetuses.feedback

Kayvon Modjarrad

One of the groups is going to be given the Japanese encephalitis virus first and then wait a period of time and then get the Zika vaccine. Another group will get a yellow fever vaccine, wait a few months and then get a Zika vaccine.feedback

Rick Bright

It's important to keep in mind that 80 per cent of people do not even know that they have been infected with Zika, so we are focused first on vaccines to prevent infection, diagnostics to determine if someone has been infected, and screening to prevent the spread of the virus through the blood supply.feedback

Anthony Fauci

We urgently need a safe and effective vaccine to protect people from Zika virus infection, as the virus continues to spread and cause serious public health consequences, particularly for pregnant women and their babies.feedback

Rick Bright

With many things outstanding in our knowledge gap with Zika, therapeutics that would be used in pregnant women to benefit an infected fetus is high risk and there is a lot of development work to be done to ensure those drugs could be used safely.feedback

James Crowe

The antibody reduces virus in the mother and also in the fetus, and it protects against placental and fetal damage.feedback

Anthony Fauci

The very fact that you did get a positive result in the mouse model is a pretty good impetus to take it to the next step, which could be a non-human primate, and see if the same things works in a non-human primate.feedback

Ceren Budak

They just don't really check the credibility of the information. They receive and just share it right away.feedback

Ceren Budak

If you're too late, it's hard for you to catch up and combat (misinformation). The exact solution is very complex.feedback

Michael Diamond

Does the degree of severity of infection correlate with injury?feedback

Kelle H. Moley

What we found was that by day seven you could already detect the virus there and it was cleared by day 21. But you could see a progressive destruction of the cells in the testes. So by day 21 the testes was about a tenth of the size of what it originally was. As a result there was no sperm.feedback

Michael Diamond

What we don't know is does it also cause the same level of injury?feedback

Kelle H. Moley

This is the only virus I know of that causes such severe symptoms of infertility. There are very few microbes that can cross the barrier that separates the testes from the bloodstream to infect the testes directly.feedback

Anthony Fauci

Don't jump to the conclusion right off that this is definitely what is happening to the human.feedback

Michael Diamond

It has to be corroborated. We saw significant evidence of destruction of the seminiferous tubules, which are important for generating new sperm. The virus is infecting a site which doesn't really renew if it gets damaged. That is the problem.feedback

Francisco Alvarado-Ramy

It's definitely very serious. It represents an enormous challenge from not only a family perspective ... (but) the emotional burden, the financial burden.feedback

Mauricio Lacerda Nogueira

Even if overall there is increased exposure, you could still get new clusters.feedback

Ana Rius

If it survives, it will be referred to other childhood programs.feedback

Soe Lwin Nyein

We're also helping her by giving her psychiatric treatment because she's worried about her pregnancy.feedback

Soe Lwin Nyein

The Ministry of Health will issue a statement soon advising married women in Yangon to avoid having pregnancies in six months.feedback

Myint Kyaw

We've been conducting extensive awareness campaigns and anti-mosquito measures across the country by coordinating and cooperating with other ministries and the media. We're doing this together with anti-dengue measures.feedback

Marie-Jose Ledan

They're afraid to open the door because it might be immigration.feedback

LeRoy Jones

Like most things in this country, the rich get taken care of immediately and poor people is always forgot. It's sad to say, but I'm speaking from my heart.feedback

Marie-Jose Ledan

That's why we have to be careful so our sisters and brothers do not think they are targeted, just like with the AIDS virus.feedback

Manuel Fermin

Are we getting the people we need to be getting? The majority of the women who came in were from a higher socio-economic area, and more were tourists who had been in that area.feedback

Jasmin Qureshi

It would be better if they do more stuff with the plane and everything. We need more protection – as much protection as possible – to get it out of our area.feedback

Marie-Jose Ledan

We have to be very careful in talking, to send the right message.feedback

Trevor Mundell - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Wolbachia could be a revolutionary protection against mosquito-borne disease. It's affordable, sustainable, and appears to provide protection against Zika, dengue and a host of other viruses. We are eager to study its impact and how it can help countries.feedback

Priti Patel

The use of Wolbachia is a potential ground-breaking sustainable solution to reduce the impact of these outbreaks around the globe and particularly on the world's poorest people.feedback

Christine Curry

We don't know how many weeks prior the infection started. We've been finding we want to see these patients really quickly.feedback

Yessica Flores

I want people to have faith in God and in the doctors, because they are the ones that do the work.feedback

Yessica Flores

I didn't have a fever. They say that your chest hurts a lot, the legs, that your eyes become inflamed like symptoms of conjunctivitis, they swell and get red.feedback

Christine Curry

In the United States, we had no excuse to say we didn't see this coming. It has been over a year since the outbreak in Brazil, and at the beginning of this year it became clear that the infections were in countries outside of Brazil. Throughout 2016, we've watched one country after another declare local transmission, and so it was not surprising, in fact expected, that this summer we would have local transmission in Miami.feedback

Christine Curry

We don't know if she got the infection in that country or in Miami-Dade (County) because both places have ongoing local transmission of Zika virus by the mosquitoes.feedback

Yessica Flores

I called my husband. I told him, The test came back positive. And he told me, Don't worry, my love, don't worry. Nothing is going to happen to you. Everything is fine. Leave it with the Lord, everything is fine.feedback

Christine Curry

She is due in February and so we still have several months to go of repeated ultrasounds and repeated blood tests. But all the information we have on the growth and development of the baby thus far is the baby is normal.feedback

Christine Curry

We do know that there are pregnant women who have been tested and tested positive for Zika and have not left Miami-Dade during their pregnancy.feedback

Christine Curry

The way that the test works, it just gives you a positive. It doesn't tell you the type or location or necessarily the timing of infection. So in her circumstance, she has two different risk locations, but we know that in one of those, she was infected with Zika.feedback

Christine Curry

This is something that's unprecedented, to have a mosquito-borne illness, a sexually transmitted illness, that also causes birth defects.feedback

Christine Curry

The fact that funding didn't match expectations and that our Congress was able to go to recess without providing funding for states like Texas and Louisiana and Florida, which we know are at very high risk, was delinquent – and has allowed us to be in a situation where we're behind the eight ball. We have continued local transmission, even two to three months later.feedback

Lyle Petersen

Zika continues to pose a threat to pregnant women living in or traveling to Miami-Dade County. Our guidance today strengthens our travel advice and testing recommendations for pregnant women, to further prevent the spread of the infection among those most vulnerable.feedback

Neil S. Silverman

If a patient had been anywhere in the Miami area, I offered testing.feedback

Carla Maria Bernardo

I wish the government would help us. They have the resources. It's just a matter of them taking some interest in us.feedback

Viviane Guimaraes

These are women in need of financial aid, who are from remote towns and are finding new problems every day with their children.feedback

Jailson Correia

The city's financial resources are already strained. We need the state and federal levels to take a more active role.feedback

Jusikelly da Silva

It's horrible because I feel that the longer I wait for these exams, the worse it can get, and I won't be able to take care of her.feedback

Denise Jamieson - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Although we may see a decline in Zika virus transmission in some areas, it is also critically important that we continue to follow pregnant women who have any evidence of Zika virus infection.feedback

Rick Scott

Today's announcement of a new area in Miami of ongoing local transmission of the Zika virus underscores the urgent need for federal funding to combat the Zika virus. It has been two weeks since federal funding to fight Zika was approved by Congress and signed by President (Barack) Obama. However, Florida has not yet received a dime. We don't need bureaucratic timelines. We need funding now.feedback

Tom Skinner - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We're not yet at the end of mosquito season, so we might continue to see local transmission going on for a little while yet.feedback

Rick Scott

We have seen that aggressive mosquito control efforts have worked in areas like Wynwood and we hope the county also aggressively sprays in this area so we can limit the spread of this virus and protect pregnant women and their growing babies.feedback

Wendy Taylor

Mosquitoes are pretty small and they are pretty light so you can pack a lot of punch in these small devices. That drone can then go back and reload.feedback

Wendy Taylor

Think about Rio – think about the favelas. It might be easier to use a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) instead of driving up and down small, winding streets with a truck.feedback

Wendy Taylor

Usually, when you think about fighting Zika you think of trucks driving up and down and fogging streets.feedback

Wendy Taylor

Those little spots can turn into hot spots that spread.feedback

Margaret Chan - World Health Organization

Is this weak surveillance, an indication of population-wide immunity, or proof that the virus has somehow acquired greater epidemic potential?feedback

Vanessa Van der Linden

We are seeing a lot of seizures. And now they are having many problems eating, so a lot of these children start using feeding tubes.feedback

Pisek Lumpikanon

The difficulty with Zika is to determine microcephaly. It is usually found later in pregnancy.feedback

Pisek Lumpikanon

Legal medical abortions can be done up to 24 weeks. The reason is that at 24 weeks and after the baby already has a good chance of survival.feedback

Mindy Acosta-Leon

It does worry me, I just think the public has to be informed so we can take precautions. I do think that the more we know, the more we'll take precautions.feedback

Nicholas Jackson - Sanofi Pasteur

We've got the technologies, infrastructure, experience dealing with regulators in this field. All of that gives us a jumpstart.feedback

Anthony Fauci

We're not dependent on a company until you prove it works and then you need somebody to manufacture millions of doses.feedback

Anthony Fauci

If the infections die down, then it's going to take much longer to find out if it works.feedback

Tom Frieden - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Because we've had to wait these seven months, we haven't been able to get a running start on some of the critically important studies to understand more fully the impacts of Zika, to establish better diagnostic tests, to improve our way of controlling mosquitoes.feedback

Amilcar Tanuri

Microcephaly is not the only thing that happens with fetal Zika infection.feedback

Raymond Roos

Zika virus infection of the fetus disturbs this migration, resulting in a number of developmental abnormalities of the brain, such as microcephaly.feedback

Raymond Roos

Physicians should scrutinize babies who are born from mothers who have been infected with Zika virus during pregnancy in special ways, even if the babies have normal sized heads.feedback

Amilcar Tanuri

Some babies do not survive and the ones that survive carry several developmental or cognitive delays or deficits.feedback

Raymond Roos

These babies should be carefully evaluated with respect to the timing of their milestones and intellectual development.feedback

Sopon Mekthon

The health minister has asked us to study whether this is necessary and cost-effective.feedback

Catherine Spong

It is just critical to evaluate the entire child. Even in the child who does not have microcephaly, that doesn't mean no evaluation is needed.feedback

Catherine Spong

I can't say at this moment in time how long do we need to follow these children, because this is new for us. It's just essential to be able to come up with what these answers are, to be able to help women and families know.feedback

Charoen Wangananont

I haven't found any Chinese tourists, even ones that are pregnant, voicing this concern.feedback

Yuthasak Supasorn - TAT

We have confidence in Thailand's public health system. The number of Chinese tourists coming to Thailand should be on target.feedback

Carrie L. Byington

I'm really concerned about birth through the first birthday.feedback

Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Zika virus infection is a serious threat to the health and well-being of a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Countries across the region must continue to strengthen measures aimed at preventing, detecting and responding to Zika virus transmission.feedback

Henry Harteveldt - Atmosphere Research Group

Some of these destinations are very popular for students and younger adults in their 20s or 30s looking for vacations, whether it's a backpacking tour or surfing or swimming.feedback

Henry Harteveldt - Atmosphere Research Group

When the U.S. CDC issues an alert, just like when the U.S. State Department issues an advisory, it's taken very seriously across the travel industry. It may prompt the CDC's counterparts (in other countries) to take a look and issue their own warnings.feedback

Henry Harteveldt - Atmosphere Research Group

This could have a noticeable impact on inbound tourism and (cause) some economic damage.feedback

Anthony Fauci

Puerto Rico is going through a terrible situation and we have to help them right now. They really need our help.feedback

Marcia Castro

Another study with mice shows Zika also affects the brain of an adult.feedback

Anthony Fauci

If you're talking about any congenital defect I think it's going to be much higher than 13 percent.feedback

Arnold Donald - Carnival

The reality is, every year there's something – Zika this year, MERS, Ebola. Those things come up.feedback

Arnold Donald - Carnival

I think on the Zika concerns, it really didn't impact us very much.feedback

Joanna Wysocka

In addition to direct effects of Zika virus on neural progenitors and their derivatives, this virus could affect brain development indirectly, through a signaling cross-talk between embryonic cell types.feedback

Kevin Griffis - Department of Health and Human Services

We'll be able to put that money towards the Zika fight as soon as the new fiscal year begins.feedback

Vern Buchanan

It's disgraceful that Congress took so long responding to this deadly health crisis. This was a case of Washington dysfunction at its worst.feedback

Thomas Gellhaus

Congress has finally treated Zika like the emergency it is and shown the American people that it is capable of rising above partisanship for the health of its citizens.feedback

Sankar Swaminathan

There's no risk of shaking hands with a person who has a typical Zika infection.feedback

Apichai Mongkol

The test results showed that two did not have the Zika virus but it is still unclear with the other two because we found three flavivirus which means it could be dengue, Zika or meningitis. To be sure which of the three they contracted we need to investigate further.feedback

Amnuay Gajeena

It is not in Bangkok. Both the mothers and babies are being tested and we have sent the tests to several labs.feedback

Lyle Petersen

The message with Wynwood is it was a huge success. This outbreak would have kept going without the aerial spraying.feedback

Rick Scott

We had an issue, everybody took it seriously, and we solved it.feedback

Tom Skinner - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We want to continue to emphasize to pregnant women that they still should consider postponing non-essential travel for all of Miami-Dade (County). That is still in effect.feedback

Tom Frieden - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We understand that this has been a difficult time for Wynwood residents and visitors. Still, we encourage people not to let down their guard. We could see additional cases.feedback

Carlos Gimenez

We have had no additional cases of local transmission in the area since the beginning of August because we were proactive, aggressive and responsible in our approach to reducing the mosquito population.feedback

Rick Scott

While today's news is great, the fight is not over. We have more than 93 cases of locally acquired Zika in Florida and on Friday, we extended the Miami Beach Zika zone to an area of about 4.5 miles.feedback

Tom Frieden - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We could see additional cases. People living in or visiting Miami-Dade County, particularly pregnant women, are encouraged to continue to take steps to prevent mosquito bites and to follow guidelines for preventing sexual transmission.feedback

Barack Obama

If any of these priorities matter to you, let your congressperson know. And if they still refuse to do their jobs - well, you know what to do in November. Our government only works as well as the people we elect. And that's entirely up to you.feedback

Rick Scott

We're doing everything we can to do educate the public and have the same success in Miami Beach as we have in Wynwood.feedback

Carlos Gimenez

It's a great day in Wynwood. Everybody, please come back.feedback

Rick Scott

Every minute that passes that Congress doesn't approve funding means more time is lost from researching this virus to find a vaccine to help pregnant women and their developing babies.feedback

Laura Rodrigues

When complete, the study, along with other ongoing research, will provide vital information on any role co-factors might have in the epidemic.feedback

Rick Scott

Our federal government has managed to get its hands into way too many things.feedback

Beth Bell

There will be the possibility of suspending or cancelling work on vaccines.feedback

Beth Bell

These are pregnant women who really want to know if their baby is at risk. Tests take time.feedback

Angela Dunn - Department of Health

We weren't able to identify anything he did that was different.feedback

Gan Kim Yong - Gan

It is still early days to ascertain what the long-term trend of Zika infection will be. Even if we can control the present outbreak, we will need to continue to guard against imported cases as the Zika virus is still circulating among many countries, including several in this region.feedback

Gan Kim Yong - Gan

We cannot tell at this moment whether the viruses found here cause more or less severe disease than those in South America. Further research will be needed to shed light on this.feedback

Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai

People shouldn't be scared to visit provinces affected by the Zika virus.feedback

Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai

Since January, we have recorded about 200 cases and over the past three weeks, we have confirmed an average of 20 new cases per week. The number of cases is stable.feedback

Barack Obama

My hope is that by the time Congress adjourns before the election that we will have an agreement in place to fund the government and that our Zika funding will be taken care of.feedback

Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai

Of the 21 cases confirmed in the Sathorn area, there was one pregnant woman who recovered and gave birth successfully. Mother and newborn are safe.feedback

Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai

There have been no deaths or complications so far, so I urge our brothers and sisters not to be alarmed.feedback

Tom Frieden - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What we have seen is a very dramatic reduction in populations of the Aedes mosquitos there.feedback

Carlos Gimenez

The fact that a fourth Zika-positive mosquito pool has been identified in Miami Beach serves as further confirmation that we must continue our proactive and aggressive approach to controlling the mosquito population, including our recent decision to begin aerial spraying in combination with larvicide treatment by truck.feedback

Tom Frieden - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

I think we'll look at this delay in time and say, How could they have waited so long?' This was so urgent. It was the very definition of an emergency. Not only is this unanticipated, it's unprecedented. It's potentially catastrophic, and it's certainly that for the kind of brain damage we're seeing.feedback

Tom Frieden - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We don't know what congenital Zika syndrome will look like. We will likely be dealing with this for decades to come.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

By Zika, I mean for a year. I don't mean for three months. Zika should be emergency spending. It should not be off-set (requiring cuts in other government programs), because it is an emergency.feedback

Tom Frieden - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We're all hopeful that the Congress will come through with the money that's needed to respond effectively to Zika.feedback

Joe Biden

Give us an up-or-down vote, straight, on Zika. I understand attaching controversial issues to important legislation ... but this is a national emergency. People's health, the well-being of unborn children, the health of the country at large, is at stake. Act.feedback

Louise Ivers

Maybe we are too late for prevention. Maybe we just have to manage the consequences.feedback