It can be hard to keep up with the rush of news that comes out of Washington, D.C. The PBS NewsHour takes a moment every week to bring you important stories happening beyond the Beltway. Here’s what we’re reading now.
By Erica R. Hendry, Joshua Barajas
Two summers ago, Zika virus infected more than half a million people and caused more than 3,700 birth defects in the Americas. Then, the virus nosedived. With the weather warming and mosquitoes out, how much do we need to worry…
By Amanda Grennell
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 JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
Two new reports this week not only failed to arrive at a consensus about the virus, they may have sown even more confusion.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
“We knew it was only a matter of time before we saw a Zika case spread by a mosquito in Texas,” said Dr. John Hellerstedt, Texas Department of State Health Services commissioner.
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 Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The Senate's top Republican on Thursday unveiled legislation to prevent a government shutdown next weekend and provide more than $1 billion to battle the Zika virus.
By Nsikan Akpan
On Monday,the CDC updated their Zika-related travel guidelines for Miami's Wynwood neighborhood.
By Virginia Anderson, Kaiser Health News
ATLANTA — It was a call that public health officials were dreading, but for which they had prepared.
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