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May 01, 2018

May 01, 2018
Deer tick

CDC reports tripling of vector-borne diseases since 2004

Tick-borne diseases more than doubled and account for more than 60% of all vector-borne infections.

Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017
Salvador Brazil

Study probes yellow fever threat in Brazil's 4th-largest city

In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Sep 21, 2017

Sep 21, 2017
Aedes albopictus

New US mosquito maps show potential hot spots for Zika, other diseases

About 75% of counties on the US mainland have suitable habitat for Aedes mosquitoes, CDC researchers say.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017
Chikungunya viruses

More sickened in France's chikungunya outbreak

The number of people sickened in France's outbreak has grown from 2 to 13.

Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Chik skin rash

France reports local chikungunya cluster

In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.

Aug 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017
neurons

Brazilian study sheds new light on Zika neuro complications in adults

The patients, hospitalized at a speciality center, had a variety of complications and some unusual features.

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017
Zika virus

Zika studies uncover early spread, factors fueling Florida outbreak

The Florida study suggests a 'perfect storm' of conditions made Miami a favorable setting for Zika and that mosquito control helped reduce disease levels.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
mosquito larvae

South America sees Zika rise; study estimates US disease cost

The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.

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.

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