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Aug 03, 2016

Aug 03, 2016
Aerial view of Miami

Another case of local Zika infection confirmed in Miami

The case is outside of Wynwood, where the other 14 cases were reported.

Jul 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
New York City sign post

NYC reports microcephaly; Florida probes possible 2nd local Zika case

New York City confirms its first Zika-related microcephaly case, Florida is investigating a possible 2nd local infection, and Puerto Rico turns down a CDC plan to spray for mosquitoes.

Jul 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016
NYC couple

CDC: Zika passed from woman to man via sex

After a woman returned to the US from a Zika-affected area, a single act of intercourse likely transmitted the virus.

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016
Zika virus

Researchers unveil first human-made Zika virus clone

In addition, Germany notes its first case of sexual transmission, and Argentina reports its first local cases.

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016
Baby mice

Animal studies detail marked Zika damage in developing brains

Study results show the virus crosses the placenta and extensively damages fetal brains, and the outbreak strain in the Americas appears worse than in Africa.

May 09, 2016

May 09, 2016
Zika paper test

Paper-based Zika test could streamline diagnosis

A paper-based test shows promise in animal trials and might work for blood, saliva, and urine.

Apr 29, 2016

Apr 29, 2016
PCR strip

FDA OKs emergency use for first commercial Zika test

Also, the first US Zika death was reported and local transmission was announced in St. Barthelemy.

Apr 22, 2016

Apr 22, 2016
Mini brain infected with Zika

Lab study shows severe, early Zika damage to fetal brain cells

Also, Mexican scientists have detected Zika virus in Aedes albopictus mosquitoes for the first time in the Americas, and US officials posted guidance for protecting workers.

Feb 22, 2016

Feb 22, 2016
Tobago beach

Zika outbreak expands; WHO assesses threat to Africa

The WHO said though Zika virus has circulated in Africa before, the effect of an importation from the Americas is unclear.

Feb 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016
Dengue patient

WHO addresses Zika fears as more microcephaly findings surface

Also today, two new microcephaly studies documented Zika virus in fetal tissue, strengthening a possible link between the two conditions.

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