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Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel Fear
September 4, 1985 at 12:00 AM EDT
5020323785Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel FearBy 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.1985-09-04 18:00:00disabled1967244047188904CDC confirms first local transmission of Zika in FloridaHealth officials have confirmed the first transmissions of the Zika virus by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that four people have been infected in the Miami area, but no Zika-carrying mosquitoes have been found. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden joins Hari Sreenivasan from Atlanta with more.2016-07-30 15:56:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RTSFJVT-1-320x196.jpg23658142348SlJ1peW5dY188820News Wrap: Florida likely has ‘homegrown’ Zika outbreakIn our news wrap Friday, the governor of Florida said that his state most likely has the first “homegrown” Zika outbreak in the Continental United States. Three men and one woman appear to have been infected by local mosquito transmission, the governor said. Also, in Michigan, six more state officials have been charged with misconduct and neglect in Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis.2016-07-29 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RTX256UV-320x196.jpg2365813929daA12pgx-YE188697What you need to know about South Florida Zika scareThe Food and Drug Administration asked two South Florida counties — Miami-Dade and Broward — to immediately halt blood donations as what looks like four cases of locally transmitted, mosquito-borne Zika virus are investigated. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health, about the virus, which can cause birth defects. Fauci says the FDA is taking “prudent” steps.2016-07-28 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RTSFJVT-320x196.jpg2365812976FsaXYK6hb4Q
By 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.
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