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Is Spreading in
Aug 19, 2016 5:34 AM CDT
Sources: Zika Is Spreading in Miami Beach
Feds may advise against travel to entire county
- In a development that will alarm Florida tourist authorities as well as pregnant women, sources tell multiple news outlets that mosquitoes are spreading Zika in Miami Beach. A health official tells the
New York Times
that a cluster of cases probably spread by mosquitoes has been found in the city,...
New Danger That
May Emerge From
La. Floods: Zika
Aug 15, 2016 8:29 AM CDT
New Danger That May Emerge From La. Floods: Zika
As floodwaters recede, mosquito eggs may hatch—and bring Zika virus to the public
- As thousands of people deal with treacherous flooding in southern Louisiana, a new danger may enter into the mix: increased risk of a mosquito surge over the next few weeks, and with them, the potential spread of the Zika virus, a tropical medicine expert tells
. Peter Hotez of...
The Zika Situation
Gets Worse in Florida
Aug 9, 2016 3:47 PM CDT
The Zika Situation Gets Worse in Florida
4 new cases of locally-transmitted Zika announced
- Florida's governor has announced four new cases of Zika virus infection that health officials believe were spread by mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood, the AP reports. Florida now has 21 people who contracted the virus locally. According to a statement Tuesday from Gov. Rick Scott's office, the Florida...
Texas Sees 1st Death
Linked to Zika: a Newborn
Aug 9, 2016 12:33 PM CDT
Texas Sees 1st Death Linked to Zika: a Newborn
It's the second death in continental US
- A newborn girl born with microcephaly has died in Texas, marking the first Zika-related death in the state and only the second nationwide, reports the
. Harris County health officials say the girl's mother likely contracted Zika while traveling in Latin America, before she returned to the US...
Rubio Says No to Abortions
for Zika-Infected Women
Aug 7, 2016 3:19 PM CDT
Rubio Says No to Abortions for Zika-Infected Women
'Err on the side of life'
- Marco Rubio acknowledges that microcephaly, a birth defect associated with Zika virus, "is a terrible prenatal condition" and that children born with it face a "lifetime of difficulties." Nonetheless, the Republican senator from Florida tells Politico that he doesn't believe pregnant women infected with Zika should...
Zika Turns Pregnancy
Into Horror Movie
Aug 6, 2016 4:25 PM CDT
Florida Mom-to-Be: Zika Turns Pregnancy Into Horror Movie
Liz Tracy talks being pregnant at the center of the US' Zika outbreak
- "Pregnancy typically feels like a sci-fi flick," Liz Tracy writes for the
. "Zika, however, turns these nine-and-a-half months into a horror movie with a monster that is almost impossible to locate and hard to avoid." Tracy is currently pregnant in Miami, home to the US'...
33 US Service Members
Have Gotten Zika
Aug 3, 2016 1:29 PM CDT
33 US Service Members Have Gotten Zika
Plus 6 of their family members
- At least 33 US service members have gotten Zika while serving overseas, the Pentagon says. Six family members of service members have also gotten the virus while outside the continental US, Military.com reports. One of the active-duty service members to contract the virus is pregnant, though details about her...
Issued as Florida Gets
10 New Zika Cases
Aug 1, 2016 6:50 PM CDT
'Highly Unusual' Travel Advisory Issued as Florida Gets 10 New Zika Cases
All are in one neighborhood north of Miami
- The "good" news is that the only spot in the US where mosquitoes are believed to be transmitting the Zika virus continues to be one small neighborhood north of downtown Miami. The bad news is that more people have been infected. Gov. Rick Scott on Monday announced that 10...
Are Transmitting Zika
Jul 29, 2016 11:09 AM CDT
It's Official: US Mosquitoes Are Transmitting Zika
Health officials say 4 cases in Florida came from local mosquitoes
- The troubling signs have been building up , and on Friday, health officials confirmed: Florida mosquitoes are transmitting the Zika virus, the first time the virus has been known to be transmitted in the continental US. Four people so far in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have gotten the virus from local...
Mosquitoes May Be
Spreading Zika in Florida
Jul 28, 2016 6:39 PM CDT
Mosquitoes May Be Spreading Zika in Florida
Travel and sex can't account for four new Florida cases
- The US may have just joined the other 67 countries and territories worldwide where mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus, Popular Science reports. Up until now, all 1,600 Zika cases in the US were people who either traveled elsewhere to contract it or had sex with someone who did....
NYC Sees 1st
Baby Born With
Jul 22, 2016 6:35 PM CDT
NYC Sees 1st Baby Born With Zika-Related Microcephaly
Its mother had recently traveled to a country where the virus is prevalent
- New York City's first baby with a Zika-related birth defect was born earlier this month, officials announced Friday. The
New York Daily News
reports the unidentified baby was born with microcephaly and subsequently tested positive for Zika. Its mother had recently traveled to an area were the virus is...
Florida Zika Case
May Be Scariest
Jul 20, 2016 10:44 AM CDT
Florida Zika Case May Be Scariest One Yet
Infection may be from US mosquito, though health officials checking every possible cause
- There have been more than 1,300 reported cases of Zika reported in the US so far, per the CDC , but a new case in Florida is especially worrisome: The Florida Department of Health says it's looking into what may be the first non-travel-related infection in the continental US,...
Utah Is Investigating
a Mysterious Zika Case
Jul 18, 2016 2:43 PM CDT
Utah Is Investigating a Mysterious Zika Case
It's not clear how Utah man got virus
- A Utah man who became the first person in the continental US to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery about how it spread between them, health officials said Monday. The two people did not have sexual contact and the...
A 'Startling' First
in Zika Transmission
Jul 15, 2016 12:49 PM CDT
A 'Startling' First in Zika Transmission
Woman sexually transmits the virus to man
- The first case of a woman sexually transmitting the Zika virus to a man is now in the books. Before the New York City case occurred, officials believed only males could transmit the virus sexually (either to women or to other men). But then, the CDC reports, a man developed...
1st Death Related to
Zika Reported in
Jul 8, 2016 6:55 PM CDT
1st Death Related to Zika Reported in Continental US
An elderly Utah resident contracted the virus while traveling
- Utah health officials say a person infected with Zika has died, and while the exact cause is unclear, it marks the first death related to the virus in the continental US, the AP reports. Authorities say the unidentified Salt Lake County resident traveled abroad to an area with a Zika...
Now Brought to You
by Insect Repellent
Jul 6, 2016 1:07 PM CDT
Rio Olympics, Now Brought to You by Insect Repellent
And Zika virus, capitalism
- Making marketing lemonade out of infectious disease lemons, the Olympics have partnered with an insect repellent for the first time ever, Bloomberg reports. More than 100,000 bottles of OFF!, a repellent "widely used" in Brazil, will be given to athletes, volunteers, and staff during next month's Olympics...
There's a Silver Lining
to Zika at the Olympics
Jul 5, 2016 11:49 AM CDT
There's a Silver Lining to Zika at the Olympics
It's weeding out the athletes who have no business being at the Games: David Kahn
- Top athletes including Rory McIlroy have pulled out of the Rio Olympics over Zika concerns. Good riddance, argues David Kahn. "Golfers, along with stars from other already enriched sports, have no place in the Olympics," he writes at Bloomberg . Golfers and tennis players, who compete in international tournaments...
Florida Sees Its
Birth From Zika
Jun 28, 2016 1:06 PM CDT
Florida Sees Its First Microcephaly Birth From Zika
It's the 3rd such case in the US
- A third baby—and the first in Florida—with Zika-related microcephaly has been born in the US, ABC News reports. Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced the birth Tuesday. According to the
, the baby was born to a woman from Haiti who contracted Zika while outside the US. She...
Rory McIlroy Drops Out of
Olympics Over Zika Fears
Jun 22, 2016 1:58 PM CDT
Rory McIlroy Drops Out of Olympics Over Zika Fears
Golf is making its first appearance at the Olympics in 112 years
- Golfer Rory McIlroy won't be participating in this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus, the BBC reports. According to the
New York Times
, he's the "highest-profile athlete" to pull out because of Zika so far. McIlroy, who was going to...
Over Zika Fears
Jun 16, 2016 4:08 PM CDT
Athletes, Coaches Freezing Sperm Before Olympics Over Zika Fears
But few plan on staying home
- The Zika virus is adding a whole new wrinkle to the way athletes and coaches are preparing for the Olympics this year. For example, the
New York Times
reports John Speraw, coach of the US men's indoor volleyball team, is freezing his sperm before traveling to Rio. “My...
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