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Zika Virus Outbreak

Zika Virus Outbreak

Coverage of the spread of the Zika virus in the Americas

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:55 AM EDT

Zika Mosquitoes Can Survive Over Next Months in Southern US

Zika Mosquitoes Can Survive Over Next Months in Southern US

The potential for an abundant population of the mosquito that carries the Zika virus remains moderate or high through November in the southernmost cities of the U.S., a study shows.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 07:06 AM EDT

Florida Gov. Presses for Zika Money, Blasts Democrats

Florida Gov. Presses for Zika Money, Blasts Democrats

Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott came to Washington on Tuesday to press for long-overdue money to fight the Zika virus, making his case for the money with top congressional Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan _...

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 08:27 AM EDT

Zika Affected Woman's Brain and Memory, Doctors Say

Zika Affected Woman's Brain and Memory, Doctors Say

The Zika virus is known to cause devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses and now there is evidence that the virus could be more damaging to adults than has been believed, NBC News reported....

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 04:08 PM EDT

Congressman's Zika Warning: Jar of Mosquitoes on House Floor

Congressman's Zika Warning: Jar of Mosquitoes on House Floor

Florida Republican Rep. David Jolly brought a container of mosquitoes onto the House floor Wednesday to criticize Congress for failing to pass legislation to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Sunshine...

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 05:24 PM EDT

Collateral Damage: Bees Die in South Carolina Zika Spraying

Collateral Damage: Bees Die in South Carolina Zika Spraying

There's been some collateral damage in the fight against Zika - millions of honeybees in South Carolina. Dorchester County officials have apologized for killing the bees when the county failed to notify...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 11:35 PM EDT

Puerto Rico Struggles to Contain Zika Crisis

Puerto Rico Struggles to Contain Zika Crisis

In the rolling hills of southern Puerto Rico, in the 500-year-old village of Coamo, the music blares from the back of a pickup truck rolling through neighborhoods. The song warns about the dangers of mosquitoes...

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 03:06 PM EDT

Orlando Theme Parks Offer Bug Spray to Ease Zika Fears

Orlando Theme Parks Offer Bug Spray to Ease Zika Fears

Florida's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellent to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando on Sunday...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 02:51 PM EDT

FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. Friday's advisory means...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 05:52 PM EDT

No Confirmed Zika Cases Linked to Olympics: WHO

No Confirmed Zika Cases Linked to Olympics: WHO

The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics. The World Health Organization announced the...

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 08:07 PM EDT

Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months

Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months

Doctors said a Brazilian baby with brain damage caused by the Zika virus stayed infected for more than two months after his birth, NBC News reported. The baby already had brain damage from the virus, which can...

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The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and possibly other health issues. The World Health Organization has declared an international emergency as the disease spreads.