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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.
Florida Gov. Says Florida Free of Zika Transmission
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced today that Florida is now clear of locally-transmitted Zika for the first time since July. Since the Zika outbreak was announced in the state, four zones of ongoing Zika transmission had been identified and subsequently cleared in recent months. Today the last
CDC Reports First US Cases of Rare and Deadly Fungal Disease
A rare and deadly fungal disease has been reported in the U.S. for the first time, according to a report today from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 13 cases of a fungal infection called Candida auris (C.auris) have now been reported in the country. The first seven of
CDC Director Receives Flu Shot to Bring Awareness to Flu Season
Dr. Tom Frieden says the flu vaccine is "probably one of the best buys in public health."
Miami Neighborhood Declared Zika-Free
"We encourage people not to let down their guard," said the CDC's Tom Frieden.
Miami Neighborhood Declared Free of Zika Transmission
The Miami neighborhood where a local outbreak of Zika was first detected has been declared free of ongoing Zika transmission. The first locally-acquired Zika cases in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami were reported in July. The neighborhood has been at the center of public health efforts to stop
The Fight Against the Zika Virus Gets Shocking Assessment From the Centers for Disease Control
The fight against cica is getting a start and shocking assessment from the head of the Centers for Disease Control the CDC doctor Thomas Frieden. He's telling congress that if they do not act now on seek a funding. The consequences will be financially felt for decades and ABC's either pilgrim is
Congress Halts Zika Funds Over Planned Parenthood as Cases Spread
Congress failed to move forward a $1.1 billion funding package to help the country address the outbreak of Zika for the third time Tuesday, just as Florida reported seven new locally-transmitted cases of the virus. In addition to the 56 people infected with the disease in Florida, 2,686
Ebola Virus Genetic Material Can Remain in Semen for 18 Months, New Study Shows
Genetic material from the deadly Ebola virus was found in survivors more than a year and a half after being infected, according to a report published today in the medical journal The Lancet. RNA from the Ebola virus persisted in 9 percent of the patients studied, according to researchers from the
CDC Issues Travel Warning After 5 Infected in New Florida Zika Transmission
A new cluster of five Zika infections around Miami Beach has led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a warning for pregnant women to avoid the area of transmission. In addition to the travel advisory that warns pregnant women to stay away from the part of Miami Beach where