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Health Matters struggles to keep up with the numerous pronouncements regarding the Zika virus this week. Zika is a serious threat to unborn babies. As Paulo Gadelha, president of the Fiocruz Research Institute notes, “this is not a generalized public health measure, for the love of God”. We also discussed fitness monitors, high deductible plans, and a lifetime free of diarrhea.

Tip: according to the CDC all pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Central and South America, and men with a pregnant partner who travel to an area of Zika transmission should use condoms or avoid sexual intercourse.

Links:

CDC on the Zika virus

The Scripps clinic "Wired for Health" study shows no benefit from unsupervised home monitoring

Duke press release on genetic protection from diarrhea