Zika
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5 years ago

Invasive mosquitoes on the move in California

There are now 16 counties where yellow fever mosquito has been detected.
5 years ago
A female Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) biting on human skin.
6 years ago

Fighting Zika in the US: The Battle Over GMO Mosquitoes

A genetically modified mosquito could help lower the population of the dangerous Aedes aegypti, but not everyone is in favor of the technology.
6 years ago
ABC News Features presents "Island Zero"
6 years ago

Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair

Three years after a Zika outbreak, mothers of afflicted babies are struggling.
6 years ago
Rosana Vieira Alves and her five-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly, pose for a picture in the sea of Porto de Galinhas, a beach located in Ipojuca, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, March 2, 2016.
6 years ago

Diseases from mosquito, flea and tick bites have tripled in last 13 years: CDC

Researchers said insects are moving into new parts of the U.S. and putting more at risk.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Diseases from mosquito, flea and tick bites have tripled in last 13 years: CDC
7 years ago

Single case of locally transmitted Zika virus confirmed by Florida health department

Health officials believe the infection occurred after a couple traveled to Cuba.
7 years ago
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito sitting on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) is pictured Jan. 25, 2016, in Cali, Colombia.
7 years ago

Florida confirms its 1st sexually transmitted case of Zika in 2017

The first sexually transmitted case of Zika for this year has been confirmed in Florida, state officials said.
7 years ago
A mosquito protection kit is seen as representatives of Planned Parenthood canvassed a neighborhood to educate people about the mosquito-borne Zika virus on July 8, 2017 in Kendall, Fla.
7 years ago

VIDEO: Officials said the infected person's partner recently traveled to Cuba.
7 years ago

Since 2015, 1,654 babies have been born in the U.S. to moms who contracted Zika, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
7 years ago

VIDEO: Mosquitoes tested in Florida show no signs of Zika
7 years ago

No Zika detected in Florida mosquitoes so far this year, officials say

With summer approaching, officials are hoping to avoid another outbreak.
7 years ago
A mosquito is pictured on a person's arm. Mosquitoes are considered one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet because of their ability to spread deadly diseases like Malaria, Zika, Chikungunya or Dengue Fever.
7 years ago

1 in 10 pregnant women with Zika had a fetus or infant with birth defects, CDC says

Zika is known to lead to birth defects, including microcephaly.
7 years ago
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz institute on Jan. 26, 2016 in Recife, Brazil.
7 years ago

Zika virus infection during pregnancy may increase birth defect risk 20-fold, CDC study finds

Birth defects included eye abnormalities and brain malformations.
7 years ago
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito sitting on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) is pictured Jan. 25, 2016, in Cali, Colombia.
7 years ago

Hundreds of DC Zika virus tests to be re-examined after 'technical issues'

Two pregnant women were found to test positive for suspected Zika after retest.
7 years ago
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz institute on Jan. 26, 2016 in Recife, Brazil.
7 years ago

Doctors Reveal Photos of Zika's Effects on 1st Person Infected in US by Virus

The woman gave birth to seemingly healthy baby later that year.
7 years ago
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known for carrying the Zika virus, is shown at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jan. 18, 2016.
8 years ago

CDC Warns Against Travel to Texas City After Spread of Zika

Five cases of locally transmitted Zika have been reported in Brownsville, Texas
8 years ago
8 years ago

Babies Exposed to Zika Virus in First Trimester More Likely to Have Birth Defects, Study Says

The Zika virus has been found to cause microcephaly and other birth defects.
8 years ago
Dr. Stella Guerra performs physical therapy on an infant born with microcephaly at Altino Ventura Foundation on June 2, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. Microcephaly is a birth defect linked to the Zika virus where infants are born with abnormally small heads.
8 years ago

VIDEO: Babies Exposed to Zika Virus in First Trimester More Likely to Have Birth Defects, Study Says
8 years ago

Florida Gov. Says Florida Free of Zika Transmission

Last area cleared of ongoing Zika transmission.
8 years ago
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known for carrying the Zika virus, is shown at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jan. 18, 2016.
8 years ago

VIDEO: Gov. Rick Scott said there are no more local transmissions of the disease in the area.
8 years ago

4 More Infants in NYC Reported to Have Zika Virus-Related Birth Defects

Five NYC infants have been reported to have Zika-related birth defects this year.
8 years ago
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito sitting on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) is pictured Jan. 25, 2016, in Cali, Colombia.
8 years ago

Five NYC infants have been born with Zika-related birth defects this year.
8 years ago

Miami Now Free of Locally Transmitted Zika Virus, CDC Says

Small area of Miami Beach, Florida, is still dealing with ongoing outbreak.
8 years ago
Joseph Blackman, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector,  uses a sprayer filled with a pesticide in an attempt to kill mosquitos that are carrying the Zika virus on October 14, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
8 years ago

Texas reported its first case today of a person likely being infected locally with the Zika virus through a mosquito.
8 years ago

Texas Reports First Zika Virus Case Likely Spread by Local Mosquitoes

It's the second state to report an outbreak of locally transmitted Zika virus.
8 years ago
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito sitting on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) is pictured Jan. 25, 2016, in Cali, Colombia.
8 years ago

WHO Shifts From 'Emergency' Response to Long-Term Zika Fight

WHO stressed the Zika virus remains a serious threat.
8 years ago
A health ministry worker fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against dengue and chikungunya and to prevent Zika infection in Managua, Nicaragua October 27,2016.
8 years ago

Florida County Votes to Allow Controversial GMO Mosquito Test

GMO mosquitoes may be able to be used to help stop the Zika virus.
8 years ago
Mosquitoes are created in a lab with a "self-limiting" gene.
8 years ago

Bats Proposed as Latest Weapon to Fight Zika Virus in Miami

Bats may soon be used by the city as officials scramble to combat Zika.
8 years ago
A spotted bat in flight.
8 years ago

A new zone with Zika transmission was identified in Miami last week.
8 years ago

Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Cases Found in New Area in Florida

This is the third area to have local Zika transmission in Florida.
8 years ago
Fran Middlebrooks, a grounds keeper at Pinecrest Gardens, former home of the historic Parrot Jungle,  uses a blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos Aug. 4, 2016 in Miami, as Miami Dade county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak. There are a reported 25 individuals who have been infected with the Zika virus in South Florida. (Gaston De Cardenas/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
8 years ago

Further Evidence of Link Between Guillain-Barre Paralysis Syndrome and Zika Virus Infection, Study Finds

Zika virus continues to spread through much of the Americas.
8 years ago
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito is photographed on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center on Jan. 25, 2016, in Cali, Colombia.
8 years ago

Miami Neighborhood Declared Free of Zika Transmission

Neighborhood where local Zika outbreak started has been cleared.
8 years ago
Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks during a press conference during a visit to the Wynwood neighborhood to announce that the area's Zika zone is expected to be lifted following 45 days of no ongoing active transmission, on Sept. 19, 2016, in Miami.
8 years ago

Zika Zone Expanded in Miami Beach, Officials Say

The zone was expanded to a northern portion of Miami Beach.
8 years ago
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 02:  Barbara Betancourt holds her baby Daniel Valdes after being given a can of insect repellent by James Bernat, a City of Miami police officer, as he helps people living around the Miami Rescue Mission prevent mosquito bites that may infect them with the Zika virus on August 2, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  A reported 14 individuals have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
8 years ago

Zika Virus Found in Eyes of Adult Patients, Study Finds

Lesions have been found in patients with the disease.
8 years ago
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
8 years ago

6 New Zika Virus Cases Reported in Florida, Bringing Outbreak Total to 70

Six new cases reported today in outbreak of locally-transmitted Zika virus.
8 years ago
A Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector looks for places that might hold breeding mosquitos that are carrying the Zika virus on Sept. 2, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.
8 years ago

CDC Still Stumped by Mystery Zika Case in Utah

New form of Zika transmission may be possible.
8 years ago
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 6, 2016.
8 years ago

Zika in Florida: Aerial Spraying Starts in Miami Beach

The aerial spraying was protested this week.
8 years ago
Miami Beach residents demonstrate against the aerial spraying with Naled insecticide in front of the Miami Beach City Hall, Sept. 8, 2016.
8 years ago

Zika in Miami: What to Know About the Aerial Spray Pesticide Under Protest

The pesticide naled is used in aerial spraying to combat the local outbreak.
8 years ago
A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, FL in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 6, 2016.
8 years ago

Florida Congressman Takes Mosquitoes to House Floor in Call for Zika Action

Rep. David Jolly wants Congress to pass Zika funding.
8 years ago
Rep. David Jolly, R-Florida, brought a jar of 100 mosquitoes to the House chamber Wednesday in a call for Congress to pass Zika funding.
8 years ago

Congress Halts Zika Funds Over Planned Parenthood as Cases Spread

Congress is hung up on a dispute over Planned Parenthood.
8 years ago
Dr. Thomas "Tom" Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The hearing focused on the risks and response to the Zika outbreak in the western hemisphere. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images
8 years ago

No Apparent Zika Virus Spread at Rio Olympics, WHO Says

Zika is still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the WHO said.
8 years ago
A worker cleaning at the Olympic Tennis Center wears a shirt with an anti-Zika slogan in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 3, 2016.
8 years ago

Hurricane Hermine's Waterlogged Aftermath Prompts Zika Virus Risk Warning

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is urging the public to steer clear of standing water hours after Hurricane Hermine made landfall in the Sunshine State.
8 years ago
A man walks from his house through Hurricane Hermine floodwaters, Sept. 2, 2016 in Steinhatchee, Florida.
8 years ago

Zika Virus Found in Mosquitoes for the First Time in Continental US

Zika outbreak has infected at least 47 in southern Florida.
8 years ago
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2, 2016.
8 years ago

Mother Discusses Fears for Child Born With Zika-Related Birth Defects

Baby girl has calcification in brain and eye damage from virus.
8 years ago
Maria Fernanda Ramirez Bolivar talks to reporters as she carries her baby Micaela Milagros Mendoza Ramirez, during a news conference, Aug. 26, 2016, in Miami.
8 years ago

Devastating Effects of Zika Virus Seen in New Fetal Brain Scans

Researchers are learning how Zika affects fetal brain development.
8 years ago
An Axial CT image obtained in a 1-month-old male with presumed Zika virus infection.
8 years ago

Florida Zika Virus Outbreak: Students to Get Zika Lessons, Mosquito Protection

Outbreak has infected at least 36 people in south Florida.
8 years ago
Fran Middlebrooks, a grounds keeper at Pinecrest Gardens, uses a blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos Aug. 4, 2016 in Miami, as Miami Dade county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak.
8 years ago
Fran Middlebrooks, a grounds keeper at Pinecrest Gardens uses a blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitoes, Aug. 4, 2016, in Miami, in order to try to combat the Zika outbreak.
8 years ago

VIDEO: 5 Things You Need to Know About Zika Virus
8 years ago

VIDEO: Zika Virus: The Basics
8 years ago

Health Group Accuses Florida Officials of Removing Zika Billboards

A national health advocacy group has accused Fort Lauderdale officials of taking down its billboards promoting condom use to prevent sexual transmission of the virus.
8 years ago
The AIDS Health Foundation launched a billboard campaign earlier this month in Florida's Miami-Dade and Broward counties featuring an illustration of an unfurled condom with the words "Prevents Zika Transmission."
8 years ago

Possible Zika Cases Being Investigated in Miami Beach

Public officials are stressing the cases haven't been confirmed
8 years ago
An aerial view of Miami Beach and South Beach from the MetLife blimp on March 8, 2014