Metro Health reports new Zika case - KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - A new Zika virus case has been confirmed in Bexar County, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District said Wednesday. There are now four confirmed Zika cases in Bexar County. Test results from 28 people were determined to be negative ...

10 ways to keep yourself safe from Zika, now definitively linked to birth defects - Los Angeles Times

The Zika virus transmitted by mosquito bites definitely causes severe birth defects, the Centers for Disease Control announced Wednesday. That makes it even more important to protect yourself from the bite of the Aedes mosquito. Zika poses a particular ...

3 lessons for covering the Zika virus going forward - Columbia Journalism Review

Photo: AP Images Editor's Note: This post was produced as part of a graduate course on media writing and storytelling taught by the editors of Columbia Journalism Review. On Monday, Obama administration officials at a White House news conference made ...

GOP leaders working on funding bill for Zika - The Hill

House GOP leaders are working on a bill to approve more funding for the fight against the Zika virus by the end of the year as they face mounting pressure from the White House. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), the head of the House Appropriations Committee ...

US officials: The more we know about Zika, the scarier it is - Washington Post

Brazilian scientists studying 151 patients who recently sought help at a local hospital for symptoms similar to those caused by Zika have made a worrisome discovery — that the virus may be associated with a second serious brain issue in adults. Maria ...

Chats: Zika Virus - Reuters

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus following a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has since spread to many countries in the Americas. Join a panel of experts on April 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET/11 a.m ...

St. Lucie, Indian River excel; Martin lags in mosquito control spending to prevent Zika - TCPalm

Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Center for Disease Control (right) speaks Monday about the Zika virus, accompanied by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH/NIAID, during the news briefing at the White House in Washington. (ASSOCIATED ...

What You Need to Know About Yellow Fever, the Virus Deadlier Than Zika - Newsweek

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a laboratory. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory in San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 6. As well as Zika, A. aegypti mosquitoes are vectors of the far-deadlier yellow ...

Zika Update: More Bad News, and Maybe a Little Good - American Council on Science and Health

Zika Sometimes public officials hold press conferences for no particular reason, except perhaps to get themselves on TV. This is not one of those times. Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the ...

Zika Virus Linked To Autoimmune Disorder That Attacks Brain And Spinal Cord - Tech Times

To help raise public awareness on the dreaded Zika virus, the WHO and the CDC have each published infographics to present what experts know about the disease so far. These diagrams also contain steps on how people can prevent the spread of the virus ...

Zika Virus Update: WHO Advises Travelers To Practice Safe Sex - Nature World News

"Practice safe sex," said the World Health Organization (WHO) in a recently released travel and health advisory. The advisory was released to educate authorities, medical practitioners and travelers on safety measures to prevent the spread of Zika virus.

Congress sends Obama bill on Zika drug development - Reuters

A health worker gives information during a preventive campaign against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, at the cemetery of Presbitero Maestro in Lima, Peru, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo. By Toni Clarke. U.S. lawmakers on ...

As Richmond ranks high for Zika risk, poll shows Americans clueless about virus - wtvr.com

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Zika Virus Scarier Than First Thought Says Centers For Disease Control - CBS Local

The mosquito-borne Zika virus may lead to microcephaly in infants, which results in an abnormally small head in newborns and is associated with various disorders. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images). DETROIT (WWJ) – So far there have been more than ...

Researchers learning more about Zika dangers - CBS News

PITTSBURGH-- The House approved financial incentives for companiesdeveloping treatments for Zika. But Congress has still not acted on a White House request for nearly $2 billion to fight the virus. Meanwhile, researchers are learning more about Zika ...

Zika study lists itchy rash among unusual features - CIDRAP

The first full description of the Rio de Janeiro's Zika virus outbreak revealed that itching is a common feature of the disease and should be added to the case definition, and that cases were detected as early as January 2015, earlier than thought ...

Zika test backlog leaves scores of Washington residents anxious for answers - The Seattle Times

A mosquito from the genus Aedes, which can carry Zika virus. (Jeffrey Arguedas, ZUMA Press/TNS) (Jeffrey Arguedas/EFE/TNS). Dozens of travelers in Washington and thousands more across the nation at risk for Zika virus infection have waited weeks for ...

Pacific origins for Brazil Zika outbreak? – Expert Reaction - Science Media Centre (blog)

The current Zika outbreak in Brazil may have had its origins in Polynesia, says new research speculating the virus was brought to South America by Pacific Island canoeing teams competing in Rio in 2014. The ongoing Zika outbreak in Rio de Janiero ...

The Zika Virus Could Be More Dangerous Than We Originally Thought - Women's Health (registration) (blog)

By now, you might think you know what's up with the Zika virus: Just avoid tropical vacations while you're pregnant, wear bug spray, and you're all good. But after months of headlines about how the mosquito-borne disease is spreading across the world, ...

Brazil's confirmed, suspected microcephaly cases fall to 4949 - Reuters

Therapist Rozely Fontoura (L) teaches Daniele Santos Shantala massage on her baby Juan Pedro, who has microcephaly, in Recife, Brazil March 26, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker. RIO DE JANEIRO The number of confirmed and suspected cases of ...