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Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 11:57 AM EDT

Zika Eradication Fight Making Gains in Miami: Officials

Zika Eradication Fight Making Gains in Miami: Officials

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and top officials with the Centers for Disease Control made a stop in South Florida Thursday to visit the epicenter of Miami-Dade's fight against the Zika virus, which they said is going...

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 05:00 PM EDT

Mom Donates 131 Gallons of Breast Milk After Baby Dies

Mom Donates 131 Gallons of Breast Milk After Baby Dies

An Omaha mother donates a record amount of breast milk to other mothers in need to honor her late son.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 02:51 PM EDT

Zika Vaccines Work in Monkeys, Boosting Hopes for People

Zika Vaccines Work in Monkeys, Boosting Hopes for People

Three experimental Zika vaccines protected monkeys against infection from the virus, an encouraging sign as research moves into studies in people. The success in monkeys, which involved a traditional vaccine...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 08:44 PM EDT

Scammers, Bug Spray Companies Capitalizing on Zika Fears

Scammers, Bug Spray Companies Capitalizing on Zika Fears

Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, where the recent Zika epidemic started, and 14 mosquito-borne cases of Zika were identified recently in the Miami...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 02:32 PM EDT

Prince George's Offering Free Immunizations

Prince George's Offering Free Immunizations

Prince George’s County Public Schools are pairing with the Maryland Partnership for Prevention and Kaiser Permanente to provide free immunizations in August.

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 03:26 PM EDT

33 US Service Members Contracted Zika Overseas: Pentagon

33 US Service Members Contracted Zika Overseas: Pentagon

The Pentagon says 33 U.S. service members, including one who is pregnant, have contracted the Zika virus overseas, NBC News reported. Officials would not say where the service members were posted, but...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 09:54 PM EDT

Airlines Offering Refunds Amid Zika Virus Warnings

Airlines Offering Refunds Amid Zika Virus Warnings

As federal officials warn pregnant women to avoid travel to a part of Miami because of the spread of the Zika virus, some airlines are offering Zika-related refunds.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 08:09 PM EDT

West Nile Virus Mosquito Pool Found in Maryland

West Nile Virus Mosquito Pool Found in Maryland

Health and agriculture officials say West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito pool in Prince George's County, Maryland, the first such pool found in the state this year.

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 07:28 AM EDT

Starbucks Recalls Stainless Steel Straw

Starbucks Recalls Stainless Steel Straw

Starbucks announced that it is recalling a stainless steel beverage straw for being too rigid and posing a risk of injury. The company received four reports of children getting cuts in their mouths while...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 04:39 PM EDT

Wiping Out Zika-Spreading Mosquito in Miami Proving Difficult

Wiping Out Zika-Spreading Mosquito in Miami Proving Difficult

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says officials are finding it challenging to eradicate mosquitoes in a part of Miami where 15 people appear to have contracted the Zika virus.