Decoding Zika: Researchers identify virus' key weapon - Miami Herald

Scientists at the University of Southern California discovered a key weapon used by the Zika virus to ravage the brains of infected fetuses: proteins. In an article published Thursday in the journal Cell Stem Cell, researchers identified two proteins ...

Puerto Rico's tourism industry was stung by Zika. Could it happen in Miami? - Bradenton Herald

As Puerto Rico remains crippled by a stubborn recession, tourism has been the sole bright spot, with visitorship and revenues up for the past three years. Until February. Then came Zika. Since the start of the year, the Caribbean has grappled with ...

US declares health emergency in Puerto Rico due to Zika - Fox News

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The U.S. government on Friday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico as a result of a Zika epidemic. ADVERTISEMENT. The declaration allows the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to award grants, ...

Mayor: Wynwood Art Events Are Safe, Ready With Bug Repellent - Health News Florida

Miami-Dade County officials say it's safe to attend a monthly art festival in the Miami neighborhood linked to Zika cases. According to a statement from the Miami-Dade County mayor's office, volunteers will hand out repellent and pamphlets about ...

Wellness Programs Should Put Zika in Perspective - SHRM

With the Zika virus so prominent in the news, worksite wellness initiatives should relay reasonable prevention steps to employees but also keep the threat in perspective. The virus—transmitted primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito, blood ...

Zika virus: Pregnant women describe a 'nightmarish' situation as US politicians continue to stall on funding - ABC Online

She lives not far from Wynwood, where the first cases of locally transmitted Zika were found late last month — and she is also 32 weeks pregnant. "I've been in the Wynwood area many times [and] my husband works there; we live very close to there and I ...

The conversation on Zika needs more than alarm bells: 5 things we must keep in mind - Salon

As the warm months continue, and as we continue to be hurled headlong into a spectacular election season, there seem to be more and more things to fear. Not the least of these is the Zika virus. Zika is a virus spread by mosquitoes, and until a couple ...

US declares health emergency in Puerto Rico over Zika outbreak - VICE

President Barack Obama's administration declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico on Friday in response to the growing number of Zika virus cases that pose a "significant threat to public health," especially to pregnant women and women of ...

Third Zika Case Found In Galveston County - Patch.com

GALVESTON, TX — Health officials have confirmed a third travel related case of the Zika virus in Galveston County. A woman acquired the virus on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic. The Galveston County Health District does not believe that the ...

Mayor runs into protesters angry over pesticides to fight Zika - Local 10

MIAMI - Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado was defying the threat of the Zika virus at Miami's Wynwood Saturday, when he ran into protesters. The crowd was unhappy about the air spraying of a pesticide banned in the European Union. Some in downtown Miami ...

'Killer' mosquitoes? That's business as usual in Florida - Sun Sentinel

Tourists terrified of "killer mosquitoes" cancel their Florida vacations. Fleets of pesticide spray trucks head out pre-dawn. Outdoor festivals and sporting events are canceled, one after another. Life with Zika? Nah, this was 26 years ago. That's when ...

Is the US doing enough to fight Zika? - BBC News

The threat of Zika in the US has been known about for months. Has enough been done to fight it? Susie Gilden and her husband did not think they could have any more children when she "magically got pregnant" with their second baby four months ago.

Zika virus can remain in sperm for 6 months - Local 10

MIAMI - Mosquitoes are not the only ones spreading the Zika virus in Florida. The disease is also spreading through unprotected sex. But epidemiologists are still trying to figure out how long the virus can remain in semen. The results of a new case ...

Why You Should Care About Zika - TIME

The U.S. declared the Zika virus outbreak in Puerto Rico a public health emergency on Friday, which U.S. Health and Human Services says means the virus is a "significant threat" to the territory. The declaration comes amid massive spread of Zika ...

Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll - HealthDay

SATURDAY, Aug. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns around the mosquito-borne Zika virus aren't dampening many Americans' plans to visit Florida, a new survey shows. Puerto Rico may soon be a different story, however, as the Obama administration ...

NIAID launches trial testing Zika vaccine for humans - Healio

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced the launch of a phase 1 clinical trial — VRC 319 — to study the safety and efficacy of an investigational DNA vaccine for the prevention of Zika virus, according to a press release.

A quarter of the population of Puerto Rico are expected to get the Zika virus - The Independent

Puerto Rico has reported nearly 2,000 new Zika virus cases in the past week, causing the Obama administration to declare a public health emergency in the US territory. The newest statistics were released a day after the US surgeon general visited ...

Health Emergency in Puerto Rico Over Zika - Daily Beast

A health worker prepares insecticide before fumigating a neighborhood in San Juan, in this January 27, 2016, file photo. Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre ...

1 in 4 people in Puerto Rico will have Zika by January - The Week Magazine

The Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency over the Zika virus in Puerto Rico on Friday, and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said he expects fully one in four of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million people to be infected with ...

US declares Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico a public health emergency - International Business Times UK

As of 12 August, there have been 10,690 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika infections in Puerto Rico. By Ananya Roy. August 13, 2016 09:35 BST. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE.