Zika Virus News
Travel industry ramps up effort to promote Caribbean tourism
The travel industry is ramping up efforts to get out the message that many Caribbean islands were unaffected by hurricanes and that their economies depend on tourism
Single case of locally transmitted Zika virus confirmed by Florida health department
A single case of locally transmitted Zika virus has been confirmed on Florida's west coast, according to the state's health department . The isolated case occurred in Manatee County, south of Tampa and St. Petersburg, after a local couple traveled to Cuba, the Florida Department of Health said in a
Florida confirms 1st local Zika infection for 2017
Florida health officials are reporting the state's first case this year of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito
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
Hunters under investigation for taking two bear cubs; Woman recovering after a tree fell on her car.
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.