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  • CDC issues Texas city travel warning for pregnant women after Zika

    CDC issues Texas city travel warning for pregnant women after Zika

    Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of concerns about mosquitoes there spreading the Zika virus, federal health officials said Wednesday. The warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises doctors to tell pregnant women and their...

  • Florida finds Zika in trapped mosquitoes, 1st in U.S. mainland; flower blamed

    Florida finds Zika in trapped mosquitoes, 1st in U.S. mainland; flower blamed

    Florida has found the Zika virus in three groups of mosquitoes trapped in Miami Beach — the first time this has happened in the continental U.S. — and authorities are blaming a particular flower for making mosquito control much more difficult.One of the traps that tested positive was at the Miami...

  • Zika spraying kills millions of honeybees in South Carolina

    Zika spraying kills millions of honeybees in South Carolina

    There's been some collateral damage in the fight against Zika — millions of honeybees in South Carolina.  News outlets report that Dorchester County officials have apologized for killing the bees when the county failed to notify local beekeepers about mosquito spraying last weekend.  Four travel-related...

  • The signs and symptoms of Zika

    The signs and symptoms of Zika

    The signs and symptoms of the Zika virus.

  • Florida officials: Zika found in South Beach; spraying not practical

    Florida officials: Zika found in South Beach; spraying not practical

    South Beach has been identified as a second site of Zika transmission by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland, and containing it there will be difficult because high-rise buildings and strong winds make it impractical to spray the neighborhood from the air, officials said Friday. Five cases of Zika...

  • Obama administration warns Congress: Money to help fight Zika is running out

    Obama administration warns Congress: Money to help fight Zika is running out

    The Obama administration is warning that money to fight the Zika virus is on the verge of running out amid political stalemate on Capitol Hill. The secretary of Health and Human Services says the National Institutes of Health will exhaust its resources for vaccine development by month's end. The...

  • CDC director says eradicating Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Miami difficult

    CDC director says eradicating Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Miami difficult

    The mosquitoes spreading Zika in Miami are proving harder to eradicate than expected, the nation's top disease-fighter said Tuesday as authorities sprayed clouds of insecticide in the ground-zero neighborhood, emptied kiddie pools and handed out cans of insect repellent to the homeless. Dr. Tom...

  • CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami areas amid mounting Zika cases

    CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami areas amid mounting Zika cases

    Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken part of Miami and told couples who have been there recently to put off having children for at least two months, after the number of people feared infected through mosquito bites in the U.S. climbed to 14. In its highly...

  • Suspicion of first Zika case from mosquito on U.S. mainland raises cost concerns

    Suspicion of first Zika case from mosquito on U.S. mainland raises cost concerns

    Florida mosquito control officials worry they won't be able to keep up their efforts to contain the bugs that carry Zika without federal funding, even as concern mounts that the first infection from a mosquito bite on the U.S. mainland is near. On Thursday, fogging trucks drove through a Miami-Dade...

  • CDC, Florida probing possible Zika case from Miami mosquito

    CDC, Florida probing possible Zika case from Miami mosquito

    Health officials in Florida are investigating whether the Zika infection of a woman in the Miami area could be the first transmission of the virus from a mosquito bite in the continental United States. Lab tests confirmed the Zika infection, according to statements from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

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