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CDC weighs in with new Zika data, heightened warning about complacency

The News: Zika has gradually disappeared from the headlines, buried under the daily avalanche of news coming out of the nation’s capital and terror attacks in Europe. But on Thursday… Read more »

Zika: Forgotten, but not gone; Trump budget would slash funds aimed at safeguarding the public

The News: As the weather gradually gets warmer, and in some areas more humid, public health officials in the United States are quietly gearing up to combat the threat still… Read more »

Texas reports first Zika case from local mosquito; virus is now here to stay, says WHO

Texas health officials on Monday (December 28,2016) reported the state’s first case of Zika likely spread by local mosquitoes, making Texas the second state within the continental United States to… Read more »

New Zika treatment that protects pregnant mice could help protect pregnant women, fetuses; who owns development rights?

In early studies on mice, a research team has found a Zika virus antibody that when given to pregnant animals protected their fetuses, and also protected adult mice from the… Read more »

Zika Funding Plan Announced By Obama Officials; But Why the Long Delay After Congress Finally Voted Them?

US health officials outlined on Tuesday (October 18, 2016) how they planned to divide up $1.1 billion in funds approved by Congress to fight the Zika virus, including repaying $44.25… Read more »

Congress Finally Ends Row Over Zika Funding; Months of Lost Vaccine Progress a Shameful Legacy

More than eight months after the White House first asked for it, Congress has finally agreed on some funding to help fight the Zika virus and study its effects. President… Read more »

CDC Director Warns Zika to Be Sobering, Endemic US Problem; Congress Finally Showing Signs of Action.

A likely surge this fall in the number of US infants born with grave defects will serve as a sobering admonition to members of Congress who’ve stalemated over funds to… Read more »

U.S. Study Raises New Concern for Zika Spread; Congress Back, but Just 19 Days Left to Solve Zika Funding Impasse.

According to a Reuters report, a new study has found genetic fragments of Zika in the eyes and the tears of laboratory mice infected with the virus–a finding that offers… Read more »

Four Florida Zika Cases Likely Spread by Local Mosquitoes, CDC Says

U.S. health officials said Friday that four cases of Zika virus were transmitted locally by mosquitoes in Miami, the first evidence of the virus spreading that way in the continental… Read more »

Congress Leaves Zika Measure Hanging; Then, There’s Really Bad News

Just one day after Congress adjourned for a seven-week recess without approving any of the $1.9 billion requested by the Obama administration to fund the effort to fight the Zika… Read more »