Late Thursday afternoon health authorities were working to finalize the area that would be covered by a new travel advisory for Zika virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Sammy Mack, WLRN
For many OB-GYN doctors in Florida, discussing Zika risks with patients has become a standard part of prenatal care.
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 PBS NewsHour
With 12 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Miami-Dade County, officials are asking residents to take part in mosquito-prevention efforts, including draining standing water and wearing insect repellent. Gwen Ifill speaks with Alina Hudak, Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County,…
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.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to activate their Emergency Response Team, after the state's health officials identified 10 additional cases of Zika virus infection that appear tied to local mosquitoes.
By PBS NewsHour
Health 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…
In 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,…
Florida health officials concluded local transmission of Zika virus is occurring in Miami-Dade County, while Puerto Rico continues to be hit hard by the disease.
FDA has temporarily suspended blood donations in two Florida counties due to fears over Zika virus.
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