• By Jen O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio: Zika Virus / Sleep Trackers / Undescended Testicle

April 28, 2016

Zika virus text over a photo of a mosquito on a finger
Zika virus is a growing public health concern in the U.S. Zika virus disease is especially dangerous to pregnant women, because of its link to serious birth defects. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, infectious disease specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh provides an update on the spread of Zika virus. And, internal medicine specialist and vaccine researcher Dr. Gregory Poland has the latest on work to make a vaccine against Zika virus. Also on the program, do sleep tracking devices and apps really work? Sleep medicine specialists Dr. Bhanuprakash Kolla and Dr. Meghna Mansukhani discuss their study of which sleep trackers work best. And, undescended testicle in baby boys can be a worrisome problem, but it's often correctable. Pediatric urologist Dr. Candace Granberg explains how undescended testicle is treated.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Because Zika virus is carried by mosquitoes, it isn't a threat in more temperate climates.

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