Tag archive for ‘Zika’
By admin On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Miami Beach wary of spraying Zika chemical that can “kill anything”

Miami is using specialized trucks for the first time to kill mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus, spraying what’s being called an environmentally friendly and organic bacteria called BTI. But a second chemical More...

By admin On Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Morning Rounds: Fighting Zika, fears of vaccines

[unable to retrieve full-text content]In this series of Morning Rounds, CBS News contributors Dr. David Agus and Dr. Tara Narula discuss the ongoing battle against the Zika virus, parental vaccine refusals and more. Health More...

By admin On Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Zika mosquitoes found in Florida

September 1, 2016, 6:33 PM|For the first time in the U.S., mosquitoes in South Florida have tested positive for the Zika virus. The Florida Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that three mosquito samples More...

By admin On Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Obama steps up pressure on Congress for Zika funding

President Obama is intensifying pressure on Congress to fully fund efforts fighting the spread of the Zika virus, urging legislators to “make this their first order of business” when they return from a seven-week More...

By admin On Friday, August 26th, 2016

Baby born with Zika virus is medical mystery

MIAMI — Eight-week-old Micaela was exposed to the Zika virus in the womb, but does not have microcephaly, the birth defect marked by an abnormally small head and brain.  “She looks normal to me, but More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

“Life or death”: Pregnant women cope with Zika fears in Florida

Two tourist areas in Miami-DadeCounty, Florida – the Wynwood neighborhood and South Beach, one of the most popular vacation spots in the world – are home to at least 37 locally transmitted Zika cases. There More...

By admin On Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Zika virus in school: Miami makes tough decisions

MIAMI – Monday is the first day of school across Miami – where there are growing concerns about the Zika virus. Health officials are monitoring two so-called Zika zones. In Miami Beach, at least five More...

By admin On Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Zika, and Zika anxiety, spreads to Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Despite weeks of spraying insecticide in the Miami area, the Zika virus continues to spread in South Florida. Health officials have identified a new Zika zone in Miami Beach, which is across More...

By admin On Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Zika strikes Miami Beach: Five new infections reported

August 20, 2016, 8:03 AM|A second site of the Zika virus has now been confirmed in Miami Beach. Officials say five people in the Miami Beach zone have been infected, bringing the total number of infections in two More...

By admin On Friday, August 19th, 2016

Researchers looking for volunteers willing to be infected with Zika virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study — this winter, when mosquitoes aren’t More...