Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections showed up in the Miami area last summer, and the virus likely was carried in by travelers from the Caribbean, new research...
A team at The Rockefeller University used the blood of more than 400 people in Mexico and Brazil who had been infected by the disease and found antibodies that can block the virus from initiating an infection.
Local doctors from FIU Baptist Hospital and the Department of Health will share progress on research and debunk any misconceptions as well as provide tips to the community about how to combat the virus.
The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and possibly other health issues. The World Health Organization has declared an international emergency as the disease spreads.