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.
In our news wrap Wednesday, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) lost the GOP primary on Tuesday. During his three terms, he repeatedly conflicted with party leaders, a pattern that cost him his seat on the House Agricultural Committee. Also, President Obama…
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.
In our news wrap Monday, a flash flood in Maryland killed two people on Saturday night. The flood was triggered by a cloud burst of more than 6 inches of rain. Also, officials now say there are 14 cases of…
By PBS NewsHour
The Food and Drug Administration asked two South Florida counties — Miami-Dade and Broward — to immediately halt blood donations as what looks like four cases of locally transmitted, mosquito-borne Zika virus are investigated. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Dr. Anthony…
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
More than 1,400 Americans contracted Zika while traveling outside the U.S. this year and a Caribbean-island nation is one of the top destinations where they caught the virus.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
As public health officials hustle to implement strategies like these to undermine the threat of the Zika virus, one such tactic could exacerbate a different health concern: maintaining the nation’s supply of donated blood.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
Tropical disease specialists are most concerned about impoverished urban areas along the Gulf Coast, where the numbers of the mosquito that spreads Zika are expected to spike.
By PBS NewsHour
The Olympic games open in less than six weeks away and organizers insist that Rio is ready. The venues will be completed and concerns over Zika and security are overblown they say even as more high-profile athletes say they’re not…
By Helen Branswell, STAT
There are alarming signs the Zika virus is spreading rapidly in Puerto Rico, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
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