The United States has reported its first Zika-related death in Puerto Rico. The Zika virus also was spotted in tiger mosquitoes, a species with a broad range in the U.S.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Men can contract Zika through unprotected sex with other men who are infected with the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, a finding that adds to experts’ understanding of how Zika can be transmitted.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, nearly 40,000 Verizon employees across nine states walked off the job to protest the company’s alleged attempts to freeze pensions, make layoffs easier and hire more contract workers. Also, the CDC reported that Zika virus…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Congressional officials say the Obama administration has decided to transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The trajectory of opioid deaths in the United States is trending in the wrong direction, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
By Jennifer Kay, Associated Press
MIAMI — The spread of the Zika virus in Latin America is giving a boost to a British biotech firm's proposal to deploy a genetically modified mosquito to try to stop transmission of the disease.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) announced that Senate Republicans will not hear any Supreme Court nominations until a new president has been elected. Also, the CDC is investigating 14 possible cases of Zika virus…
By Tara Jeffries
Meningitis has surfaced on three U.S. college campuses in the last few weeks, infecting four students and blamed for the death of a university employee, Inside Higher Ed reported.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) release new guidelines on what pregnant women should do to protect themselves for sexually transmitted Zika virus.
By PBS NewsHour
The Zika virus has been found in more than 25 countries and at least nine cases have been identified in Florida, prompting the governor to declare a health emergency in some areas. Mosquitoes are the main source, but officials say…
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