Category: Zika Virus in U.S.

Cheap, fast test for Zika and dengue could cost just $1

A new blood test can cheaply and quickly distinguish between the mosquito-borne Zika and dengue viruses, researchers reported Wednesday, giving public health officials a valuable tool to track the spread of outbreaks and prepare for the possible consequences of the different infections. The

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Risk of Zika epidemic in Texas is almost zero, except for these three

The good news: Across most of Texas, there is almost no chance of a Zika epidemic, even if there is a documented case of mosquitoes transmitting the disease from one Texan to another at the height of mosquito season.The bad news:

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Renewed Zika outbreak feared on Texas border

As warmer weather approaches and mosquito seasons take flight, health professionals are warning that a Zika outbreak in the Rio Grande Valley at the southernmost tip on the Texas border with Mexico is just a matter of time. The area,

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Winter travelers to Mexico advised to protect against mosquito-borne Zika virus

California health officials are again warning winter travelers headed for Mexico to take precautions against the Zika virus, after an Ensenada man was reported testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease. “Many Californians enjoy spending time in Mexico, and this news

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The panic is over at Zika’s epicenter. But for many, the struggle has just begun. – The Washington Post

RECIFE, Brazil — In this city at the heart of the Zika outbreak, the gloom and dread have lifted from maternity hospitals and delivery rooms. The scary government posters with giant mosquitoes have mostly come down. Fertility clinics are busy

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2 more US infants born with Zika-related birth defects; 1,000+ pregnant women infected

Twenty-five babies in the U.S. have been born with Zika-related birth defects, according to the CDC’s most recent update, up from 23 the week prior. The U.S. will likely encounter more Zika-affected babies in the weeks to come, as 1,005

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Congress Ends Spat, Agrees To Fund $1.1 Billion To Combat Zika

After nearly seven months of bickering and finger-pointing, Congress on Wednesday agreed to allocate $1.1 billion to help fight the spread and effects of the Zika virus. The deal is part of a broader agreement to continue to fund the

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Texas resident’s Zika case linked to Miami travel | Fox News

Health officials say a Texas resident who recently traveled to an area of Miami where local Zika transmission occurred has tested positive for the virus. Source: Texas resident’s Zika case linked to Miami travel | Fox News

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U.S. declares a Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico

The Obama administration on Friday declared a public health emergency in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, saying the rapid and widespread transmission of the Zika virus threatens the health of infected pregnant women and their babies. The Caribbean island

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FL State’s Primary Blood Center Now Testing Donations For Zika Virus

In light of the federal request that blood donations be halted in Miami-Dade and Broward County until they can be screened for the Zika virus, the state’s primary blood center is getting proactive. OneBlood has announced that blood collections throughout

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