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Dec 21, 2016

Dec 21, 2016

Zika triggers call for more arbovirus research

In other developments, research teams describe viral levels in semen and thrombocytopenia as a complication.

Jul 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016
pregnant repellent use

Local transmission suspected in Florida Zika case

As officials probe the source of the infection, mosquito control activities are under way in the area and Zika kits are being distributed.

Jun 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016
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Blood center testing shows rapid Zika rise in Puerto Rico

The same test is in use at a Houston-area blood center, with some others facilities in the southern United States planning to start testing.

Jun 14, 2016

Jun 14, 2016
Olympic city

WHO panel: Risk of Zika spread from Olympics very low

Though the WHO has rejected calls to postpone or move the Olympics, the emergency committee reconsidered the issue again, weighing input from more experts.

Jan 14, 2016

Jan 14, 2016
Aedes mosquito

CDC notes Zika-microcephaly link, ponders travel alert

The CDC is weighing a warning specifically for pregnant travelers, and federal experts say other mosquito-borne diseases can complicate diagnoses.