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In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
Also, a review of blood samples suggests Zika-linked microcephaly in Hawaii as far back as 2009.
No new local cases were reported in Florida for a second day, and studies revealed more on sexual transmission risks in asymptomatic infections, GBS patterns in Puerto Rico, and early problems for infected babies.
A mouse study shows that the virus replicates in vaginal tissue for several days, while CDC officials report increasing case numbers.
In other developments, the Zika surge continues in Puerto Rico, more US travelers have been infected, and the virus has spread to more Caribbean locations.
Also, the first US Zika death was reported and local transmission was announced in St. Barthelemy.
One patient suffered brain hemorrhage, and two others had ischemic brain lesions.
A case report finds more fetal evidence of Zika-related brain development problems, and a study on fetal neural cells hints at a possible damage mechanism.
The goal is to assess new tools, as current weapons aren't working well against Aedes mosquitoes.
Also, Brazil notes more than 200 new suspected microcephaly cases and results of lab experiments in common Culex mosquitoes, while the FDA releases guidance on screening of cells and tissue.
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