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Zika Virus Outbreak

Zika Virus Outbreak

Coverage of the spread of the Zika virus in the Americas

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 06:06 PM EDT

Zika Hit Florida Months Before Infections Found, Study Says

Zika Hit Florida Months Before Infections Found, Study Says

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...

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 07:43 AM EDT

Discovery of Zika Antibody Could Offer Hope in Fight: Study

Discovery of Zika Antibody Could Offer Hope in Fight: Study

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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 09:57 AM EDT

Costs of Zika Fight Nearly $30M in Miami-Dade County

Costs of Zika Fight Nearly $30M in Miami-Dade County

A spokesman for County Mayor Carlos Gimenez says the county has spent about $25 million since June 2016. The request includes additional costs the county will ask the state to cover.

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:08 PM EDT

No Zika Found in Mosquito Samples Taken This Year: State

No Zika Found in Mosquito Samples Taken This Year: State

Agriculture officials recently hosted workshops around the state for local officials to discuss mosquito surveillance and control measures.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 06:46 AM EDT

Bill to Better Fight Diseases Like Zika Goes to Senate Floor

Bill to Better Fight Diseases Like Zika Goes to Senate Floor

The SMASH Act would authorize increased support for state and local mosquito control work, and reauthorize laboratory grants that support health departments in surveillance for infectious diseases.

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 08:05 AM EDT

Zika Info Session Taking Place as Mosquito Season Nears

Zika Info Session Taking Place as Mosquito Season Nears

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.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 03:22 PM EDT

Gov. Scott in Miami-Dade for Zika Preparedness Meeting

Gov. Scott in Miami-Dade for Zika Preparedness Meeting

Florida Gov. Rick Scott was in Miami Monday for a meeting with local officials about the continuing fight against the Zika virus.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 10:25 PM EDT

CDC: Don't Donate Sperm in 3 Florida Counties Due to Zika

CDC: Don't Donate Sperm in 3 Florida Counties Due to Zika

Men from three Florida counties shouldn't donate sperm because of a small risk of spreading Zika, U.S. health officials said Monday.

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 02:03 PM EST

Miami-Dade Monitoring Mosquitoes in Former Zika Zones

Miami-Dade Monitoring Mosquitoes in Former Zika Zones

Health officials declared all four zones clear of continuing Zika infections by December, though isolated infections have continued.

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 at 02:50 PM EST

Fueled by Zika Fears, Miami's Hotel Tax Revenue Sags

Fueled by Zika Fears, Miami's Hotel Tax Revenue Sags

Hotel tax revenue in Miami-Dade has dropped at a rate not seen since the Great Recession, a decline in public money some attribute to tourists afraid of the Zika virus.

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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.

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