Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Zika Virus

The Zika virus is an arbovirus that is caused by a flavivirus similar to those causing dengue and chikungunya virus infections. It is passed by the bite of mosquitoes in the Aedes species.  These mosquitoes are day biters who live in cities. The virus originated in Africa and Southeast Asia but has invaded the Americas causing significant […]

Depression Screening

Depression is a type of behavioral health problem that often goes unrecognized and untreated.  Depression is a major cause of disability among adults in the United States.  It affects individuals and as a result, their families.  Screening can lead to early diagnosis and treatment. Screening refers to medical professionals asking about symptoms of depression, even […]