Stories tagged: Zika
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
A new study finds that screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than $5 million for each positive test result.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Federal health officials are changing their testing recommendations for pregnant women who may be exposed to the Zika virus through travel or sex or because of where they live.
Thu., July 13, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Poor sanitation and water conditions that contributed to an outbreak of Zika persist in Brazil and leave the country vulnerable to a resurgence of the virus, a rights group said …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
An experimental Zika vaccine has moved successfully into broader testing, with the first volunteer receiving a test dose in Houston earlier this week. Testing will also begin in Miami and …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
Scientists have identified seven proteins within the deadly Zika virus that could be to blame for the birth defects linked to the pathogen.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
Nearly nine months after Zika was declared a global health emergency, the virus has infected at least 650,000 people in Latin America and the Caribbean, including tens of thousands of …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 10:21 p.m.
More federal money finally is available to fight Zika even as the news worsens. Babies who at first seem to have escaped the virus’ devastating hallmark defect – an abnormally …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 7:21 p.m.
Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
WASHINGTON – The head of the government’s fight against the Zika virus said that “we are now essentially out of money” and warned that the country is “about to see …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers return to Washington this week for an abbreviated election-season session in which they will likely do what they do best: the bare minimum. All Congress must …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
For the first time in the U.S., mosquitoes trapped in a zone where Zika virus is being actively transmitted have tested positive for the virus.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Puerto Rico on Friday reported its first death from a paralysis condition that developed from a Zika infection as the U.S. territory fights an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
There are five new local cases of Zika in Miami Beach and a new 1.5-square-mile transmission zone from the beach to the Intracoastal Waterway, Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Friday …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Officials say 49 pregnant women have tested positive for Zika in New York City since April, and one baby has been born with microcephaly due to the mosquito-borne virus.
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body’s most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues about how it gives life – …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:41 p.m.
The Obama administration warned Congress Wednesday that money to fight the Zika virus is on the verge of running out amid political stalemate on Capitol Hill.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:40 p.m.
Cuba says it has diagnosed the Zika virus in two people who appear to have contracted it inside the country, which has been largely successful in controlling the disease.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
A North Idaho woman who recently traveled to Mexico infected with Zika virus.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Snohomish officials say a teenage girl is the third person to test positive for Zika virus in the county.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken section of Miami and get tested for the virus if they’ve visited the neighborhood since mid-June, after the number …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s governor says the state likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that no mosquitoes …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
KENNEWICK – Authorities say a Franklin County man in his 30s has tested positive for the Zika virus after a recent trip to Mexico. The Tri-City Herald reports the Benton-Franklin …
Mon., July 25, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
MADRID – Health officials in Barcelona say a woman has given birth to a baby boy with microcephaly associated with the Zika virus – the first detected case in Spain. …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
The Olympics are just three weeks away, and it seems obvious that Russia should be treated like Zika mosquitoes and fumigated out of Rio de Janeiro.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 9:47 p.m.
The World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday it has reinstated the laboratory that will carry out drug testing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which start in just over two weeks.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
MIAMI – Health officials in Florida were investigating Wednesday what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the continental United States. Lab tests confirmed that a …
Wed., July 20, 2016
Now we understand that many members are running for re-election, but that’s nothing new. The fact remains they left important business hanging as they headed for the airport.