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Brazilian Town Fights Zika By Releasing More Mosquitoes

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The fight against Zika continues. A Brazilian town has taken a new approach by releasing more mosquitoes.<p><b>Linh Bui</b> explains their …

Public Health

New Research Shows Common Mosquito Can Carry Zika Virus

1. Barack Gives Daughter Malia a Kiss<p>Source:Getty 1 of 42<p>2. Michelle and Barack tell the kids a story<p>Source:Getty 2 of 42<p>3. Michelle and Barack …

Zika Virus May Cause A Host Of Birth Defects In Babies Exposed In Utero

"We think microcephaly is only the tip of the iceberg."<p>By: Rachael Rettner and Karen Rowan<p>Published: 03/05/2016 02:00 PM EST on LiveScience<p>Pregnant women who become infected with Zika virus may be at risk for not only having a child with microcephaly, but also having a fetus with other serious …

How Best To Test For Zika Virus?

Let's say you're a pregnant woman who recently traveled to Latin America or the Caribbean. You got a little sick shortly after the trip, with some combination of mild fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis. The big question now is: Did you have Zika virus? And, if so, is your fetus still …

WHO Seeks New Ideas for Fighting Zika Mosquitoes

The World Health Organization says that traditional insecticide spraying methods have had no significant impact in slowing dengue, raising significant questions about how officials might stop the spread of the Zika virus, also spread by mosquitoes.<p>At the conclusion of a Zika research and …

Zika virus: new ways to fight mosquitoes needed after dengue failure, WHO says

The World Health Organization says that traditional insecticide spraying has had no significant impact in slowing dengue, raising major questions …

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Nearly half of Americans mistakenly think Zika is fatal

New survey reveals misconceptions about virus spreading in South and Central America.<p>In a recent phone survey, 42 percent of Americans reported …

Zika virus now linked to serious brain infection in ADULTS, experts warn

• <b>Zika virus is already linked to brain damage and birth defects in babies</b>• <b><br>Now, French researchers warn it can also cause a brain infection in</b> …

Health officials call on Congress to approve Zika funds

Federal health officials called on Congress Thursday to approve President Obama's request for $1.8 million in emergency funding they say is desperately needed to combat the Zika virus.<p>The directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and …

New York Is Taking No Chances With Zika, Even Though It’s Unlikely to Spread Here

The first signs of spring have already arrived, and warmer temperatures also have city officials taking no chances in the fight against Zika. While …

Dems urge Senate to back Obama Zika request

Democrats are pressing Senate appropriators to include President Obama's push for funding to combat the Zika virus in annual spending …

Travel Plans An Uphill Battle For Man Named Zika Ebola

<i>Tunisa</i>—A Nigerian man with the unfortunate name Zika Ebola is on a permanent layover in a Tunisian airport. Despite requesting full screenings and …

Zika Vaccines Would Pose Special Risks to Pregnant Women

This group is most at risk from infection but any vaccine would be assessed for potential harm to unborn baby<p>Researchers are debating whether vaccines and drugs developed for Zika would be offered to pregnant women.<p>They are the group most at risk from infection, because the virus is linked to …

Vaccination

Possible breakthrough in Zika Virus Microcephaly link

The Zika virus pandemic has been one of the big news stories of 2016. Why should a virus that causes mild discomfort in adults be so prominent in the …

Are Zika Virus and the Climate Related?

Madeleine Thomson, a scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, studies the relationship between diseases like Zika, …

Zika Virus as a Cause of Neurologic Disorders

Zika virus infections have been known in Africa and Asia since the 1940s, but the virus’s geographic range has expanded dramatically since 2007. …

Zika and Ebola show need for greater focus on health in disaster management

<b>10 March 2016, BANGKOK/GENEVA</b> – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the World Health Organization today issued a joint appeal for national …

Public Health

This Neurological Disorder Might Also Be Tied to the Zika Virus

The list of neurological disorders potentially associated with the Zika virus continues to grow.<p><b>By Dennis Thompson</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>WEDNESDAY, March …

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