Zika Virus News
Florida confirms its 1st sexually transmitted case of Zika in 2017
Florida has confirmed the state's first sexually transmitted case of Zika for this year, health officials said. The Florida Department of Health announced in a statement Tuesday that the case was reported in Pinellas County. A resident's partner showed symptoms of the mosquito-borne virus following
Is Zika virus still a danger?
Since 2015, 1,654 babies have been born in the U.S. to women who contracted Zika, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Summer health hazards to watch out for during Memorial Day
With Memorial day signaling the unofficial kick-off to summer, everyone may be ready to enjoy some fun. But the season can also mean increased risk for a few health hazards like sunburns, spoiled foods and insect bites. Here's a rundown of the top summer hazards and how to avoid them. Sunburns One
Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds
Mosquito bites aren't just a nuisance but can be a serious public health threat as seen during the mosquito-borne Zika outbreak that spread through much of the globe last year. A new study published today in the Nature Communications journal reports that mosquitoes might be even more adept at
Mosquitoes tested in Florida show no signs of Zika
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CDC working to keep yellow fever vaccine supply from running out
A year after the Zika outbreak hit the U.S., health officials are now concerned about preparing to fight another mosquito-borne illness: yellow fever. Today officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that they are taking urgent measures to keep the nation’s supply of
No Zika detected in Florida mosquitoes so far this year, officials say
With summer approaching, Florida health officials are taking steps to prevent another outbreak of the Zika virus . State and local officials have been monitoring for the virus in both humans, who could pick up the virus abroad, and in mosquitoes, which could transmit the illness to humans.
1 in 10 pregnant women with Zika had a fetus or infant with birth defects, CDC says
One in 10 pregnant women with confirmed Zika virus infections had an infant or fetus who showed signs of birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention . The CDC released the news today as part of its "Vital Signs" report. Researchers found that of 250
Zika virus infection during pregnancy may increase birth defect risk 20-fold, CDC study finds
The Zika virus may increase the risk that a pregnant woman has a child with certain birth defects by up to 20-fold, according to a new study. Researchers looked at data on infants both before the spread of the Zika virus and after to understand the risk of the virus on a developing fetus, according