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Zika Virus Outbreak

Zika Virus Outbreak

Coverage of the spread of the Zika virus in the Americas

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 07:40 PM EST

2 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Zika After Botched Tests

2 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Zika After Botched Tests

Two pregnant women who were told they tested negative for Zika retested positive after D.C. officials found testing was flawed.

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 08:58 AM EST

Family of 1st Puerto Rico Baby With Zika Defect Struggles

Family of 1st Puerto Rico Baby With Zika Defect Struggles

Michelle Flandez had just given birth to her first son, but doctors in this U.S. territory whisked him away before she could see him. Perplexed, she demanded him back and then slowly unwrapped the blanket that...

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:27 AM EDT

Zika 'Syndrome': Health Problems Mount as Babies Turn 1

Zika 'Syndrome': Health Problems Mount as Babies Turn 1

Two weeks shy of his first birthday, doctors began feeding Jose Wesley Campos through a nose tube because swallowing problems had left him dangerously underweight. Learning how to feed is the baby's latest...

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 06:49 AM EDT

CDC Warns Against Traveling to Asia as Zika Spreads There

CDC Warns Against Traveling to Asia as Zika Spreads There

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning pregnant women to stay away from 11 Southeast Asian countries where Zika is spreading, NBC News reported. Thailand has been included on the list, where...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:55 AM EDT

Zika Mosquitoes Can Survive Over Next Months in Southern US

Zika Mosquitoes Can Survive Over Next Months in Southern US

The potential for an abundant population of the mosquito that carries the Zika virus remains moderate or high through November in the southernmost cities of the U.S., a study shows.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 07:06 AM EDT

Florida Gov. Presses for Zika Money, Blasts Democrats

Florida Gov. Presses for Zika Money, Blasts Democrats

Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott came to Washington on Tuesday to press for long-overdue money to fight the Zika virus, making his case for the money with top congressional Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan _...

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 08:27 AM EDT

Zika Affected Woman's Brain and Memory, Doctors Say

Zika Affected Woman's Brain and Memory, Doctors Say

The Zika virus is known to cause devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses and now there is evidence that the virus could be more damaging to adults than has been believed, NBC News reported....

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 04:08 PM EDT

Congressman's Zika Warning: Jar of Mosquitoes on House Floor

Congressman's Zika Warning: Jar of Mosquitoes on House Floor

Florida Republican Rep. David Jolly brought a container of mosquitoes onto the House floor Wednesday to criticize Congress for failing to pass legislation to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Sunshine...

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 05:24 PM EDT

Collateral Damage: Bees Die in South Carolina Zika Spraying

Collateral Damage: Bees Die in South Carolina Zika Spraying

There's been some collateral damage in the fight against Zika - millions of honeybees in South Carolina. Dorchester County officials have apologized for killing the bees when the county failed to notify...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 11:35 PM EDT

Puerto Rico Struggles to Contain Zika Crisis

Puerto Rico Struggles to Contain Zika Crisis

In the rolling hills of southern Puerto Rico, in the 500-year-old village of Coamo, the music blares from the back of a pickup truck rolling through neighborhoods. The song warns about the dangers of mosquitoes...

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The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and possibly other health issues. The World Health Organization has declared an international emergency as the disease spreads.