Stories tagged: zika
Mon., July 18, 2016
A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery …
Fri., July 15, 2016
Tom Brady is giving up the legal fight on Deflategate, meaning the New England Patriots quarterback will miss the first four games of the season.
Wed., July 13, 2016
Obama administration officials are making an eleventh-hour plea to Republican congressional leaders to avoid leaving for a seven-week summer break without passing an emergency spending bill to combat the Zika …
Wed., July 6, 2016
The Mavericks are sending 2012 NBA slam dunk champion Jeremy Evans and cash to Indiana.
Tue., July 5, 2016
The Mavericks have agreed to a two-year, $40 million contract with Dirk Nowitzki and a two-year, $6 million contract with free agent guard Seth Curry.
Tue., July 5, 2016
Researchers will study some U.S. athletes for Zika during the summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil, to better understand how the virus infects.
Sat., July 2, 2016
NEW YORK – More than five months after President Barack Obama requested $1.9 billion to fight the Zika epidemic, members of Congress went home to Fourth of July barbecues without …
Tue., June 28, 2016
The Senate on Tuesday blocked Republicans’ plan to partially fund President Barack Obama’s request for funding to tackle the Zika virus and attach it to other items Democrats dismissed as …
Wed., June 15, 2016
Heath officials have confirmed two more cases of Zika virus in King County. That brings the total to four in the county and eight in Washington.
Tue., June 7, 2016
Not even Zika worries will deter Klay Thompson from playing in the Olympics if asked.
Mon., June 6, 2016
Spain’s Olympic Committee says 3,000 bottles of insect repellent will be available to its athletes to help them avoid the Zika virus during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Thu., June 2, 2016
Dustin Johnson, one of the biggest hitters in golf, took some attention away from the Big Three on Thursday at the Memorial, in Dublin, Ohio.
Wed., June 1, 2016
A Honduran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her doctor said Wednesday.
Fri., May 27, 2016
Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.
Wed., May 25, 2016
NEW YORK – As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question …
Mon., May 23, 2016
Doctors and scientists are bracing for the possibility of a wave of rare disorders triggered by Zika in an impoverished country that has faced one public health crisis after another …
Fri., May 20, 2016
The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases.
Thu., May 19, 2016
LeBron James had a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed postseason perfect through 10 games with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Game 2 of …
Thu., May 19, 2016
DEAR READERS: In a recent column, I discussed new evidence that the Zika virus probably causes a brain birth defect that leads to small heads and brains (microcephaly). This can …
Tue., May 17, 2016
LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off before a long layoff by …
UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2016
The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama’s request but …
Mon., May 16, 2016
There was a time when Americans really worried about mosquito bites. That’s because during the 18th and 19th centuries, malaria was endemic in large parts of the country. It was …
Sun., May 15, 2016
Australian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be supplied with condoms which manufacturers say will offer “near complete” antiviral protect against the Zika virus.
Thu., May 5, 2016
The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates will find out within the next few days if they will play in Puerto Rico this month.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
The Inland Northwest Blood Center is struggling to maintain an adequate blood supply thanks to new guidelines designed to stop the spread of Zika virus. The blood center, which is …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
OLYMPIA, Wash. – State health officials say they have confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Washington state. The Washington State Department of Health received confirmation Monday from the …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
U.S. health officials issued new guidance Tuesday for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth defects.