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By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press
By the end of this century almost all of the world’s population could be exposed to mosquito-borne diseases once limited to the tropics, according to a new study.
By Vicky Stein
At the Zika epidemic's 2016 height, 10 percent of Puerto Rican women were testing positive for the disease. But when Hurricane Maria slammed the island in September 2017, crippling its health care system, the focus shifted to hurricane recovery, and…
By Beth Murphy
Late last year Oxitec debuted its first “mobile production unit” — a miniature factory designed to help expand its reach.
By Lev Facher, STAT
Born on this day in 1851, Walter Reed proved the theory that mosquitoes transmitted yellow fever to human beings.
By Dr. Howard Markel
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
Aryanna, who was born in late January, and the other infants are now at the center of efforts by U.S. officials to monitor the lasting effects of the devastating outbreak, even as another dangerous mosquito season begins.
By PBS NewsHour
Florida's battle against the outbreak of Zika is intensifying as the number of cases climbs. The state currently has 940 documented instances of the virus, with 230 in Miami-Dade County alone. Efforts to contain the spread of the disease focus…
By Kamala Kelkar
As the Zika virus continued to spread in Florida, federal officials on Friday approved a plan to release millions of mutant mosquitoes there in hopes they can suppress the disease-carrying insect’s population.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says officials are finding it challenging to eradicate mosquitoes in a part of Miami where 14 people appear to have contracted the Zika virus.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health announced the study Tuesday, saying researchers will enroll participants starting in the first trimester and compare the birth outcomes of those who become infected with Zika and those who don't.
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