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Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel Fear
September 4, 1985 at 12:00 AM EST
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 18:00:00disabled1967244047171048In Brazil, a race to solve the mysteries of Zika virusAs Brazil’s Carnival revelers try to party their worries away, government and medical services struggle to combat the Zika epidemic. Health workers are searching for the smoking gun link between the virus and infant microcephaly, while troops attack mosquito breeding grounds and mothers of affected children face the long-term consequences. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports from Brazil.2016-02-08 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/RTX26026-320x196.jpg23656624941zN7hGovp-8171032News Wrap: CDC plays down major Zika outbreak risk in U.S.In our news wrap Monday, President Obama said he will ask Congress for more than $1.8 billion to fight the Zika virus, but top U.S. health officials downplayed the possibility of a major outbreak in the U.S. Also, rescuers in Taiwan pulled four more survivors from the wreckage of an earthquake that struck on Saturday. More than 100 people are missing, and at least 38 were killed.2016-02-08 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/RTX261DW-320x196.jpg2365662499DLP9Qtm4WSc170762Brazil grapples with Zika emergency as Carnival beginsThe Centers for Disease Control have released new guidelines for combating Zika virus, including a recommendation that men refrain from unprotected sex with women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Judy Woodruff talks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien, reporting from Brazil, about efforts by the CDC to work with medical services in Brazil to unravel the secrets of Zika.2016-02-05 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/RTX25I6U-320x196.jpg2365661219Dz0f27TU_BU
By 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.
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