Local mosquito control authorities are preparing a spray-and-trap offensive to halt Zika-carrying mosquitos in damp breeding grounds.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
Let’s cut through the hype about the Zika virus. What’s the danger? A lot is up in the air, since there’s not a ton of research on the virus. Here’s a quick breakdown of the smart questions to ask and…
Research on a genetic engineering technique that allows scientists to quickly modify entire populations of organisms should continue in the laboratory — and potentially in the field, an expert panel said Wednesday.
In February, the White House issued a $1.9 billion plan for combating Zika virus in the U.S., including provisions for mosquito control, education and research into a vaccine. While GOP lawmakers opposed that plan, the Senate passed a bipartisan $1.1…
By Ivette Feliciano, Melanie Saltzman
As Puerto Rico’s government grapples with an economic crisis, a Zika outbreak, and widespread landfill closures, another disaster is brewing -- trash on the island. Whenever it rains, several feet of black, contaminated water and trash flood the homes of…
As if a crumbling economy and crippling debt weren’t enough to handle, Puerto Rico is also in the throes of a new looming crisis: the mosquito-borne Zika virus is gaining ground. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control predicts an astounding…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama's demands for money to combat Zika, but even the onset of mosquito season that probably will spread the virus has failed to create a sense…
By Vikram Mansharamani
Brazil is suffering from a toxic cocktail of economic, political and public health crises. Once hailed as a beacon of emerging market growth, the country now wallows in pessimism.
By Nsikan Akpan
In three maps, U.S. and UK scientists chart the most suitable areas for Zika virus outbreaks.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it.
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