Tag archive for ‘Zika’
By admin On Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Florida triples Zika transmission area as new cases reported

MIAMI Florida health officials are tripling the local Zika​ transmission area in Miami Beach, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday evening. The zone, which had been limited primarily to South Beach, has expanded More...

By admin On Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Morning Rounds: Zika fight, reducing asthma and campus cuisine

[unable to retrieve full-text content]CBS Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the controversial fight against More...

By admin On Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Public backlash delays Zika spraying in Fla. as virus spreads

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Congress is still battling over emergency funding for the fight against Zika. In the House Wednesday, Florida congressman David Jolly held up a canister of mosquitoes. They were not More...

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...