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Congress Is Using Zika To Show How Terrible Congress Is

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress managed to beat the Memorial Day vacation traffic by fleeing town on Thursday. But what it failed to do before taking 10 days o...

The Senate Is Finally Moving Emergency Funds To Fight Zika

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday took its first vote on a measure that would direct $1.1 billion in emergency funding to help health officials comb...

Brazil Shouldn't Host The Olympic Games, Public Health Expert Warns

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Because Brazil is at the heart of the current Zika virus epidemic, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero should be postponed or moved to a new lo...

This Billboard Traps And Kills Mosquitoes Carrying Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact

An effective method to fight the Zika virus may be at the side of a road. The international public health emergency has left researchers and health pr...

Senator Warns Zika Is About To Get Real: 'The Mosquitoes Are Coming'

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats spent much of Wednesday reminding Republicans that mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus are now spreading to the U.S. In fact, t...

Zika and the Brain

Medical Discovery News | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

Women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant in the near future should avoid Zika-infected areas, and men who've traveled to Zika-infected area should refrain from unprotected sex. Currently, there are not any treatments or vaccines for Zika, so hang on, we are in for a bumpy ride this summer and beyond.

How Zika Presents a Teachable Moment for Caring for Children with Disabilities

Deborah Klein Walker | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Deborah Klein Walker

The growing number of cases of microcephaly, caused by congenital Zika infection, has been declared a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned that "everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we originally thought."

Zika Is Extremely Good At Mutating. Here’s What You Need To Know.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living

As a disease, Zika virus caught the world’s doctors and scientists off-guard. It appears to cause severe harm in a variety of different ways, includ...

The U.S. Will Probably Have At Least One Zika Virus Outbreak

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is likely to see outbreaks of the Zika virus, with perhaps dozens or scores of people affect...

It's Official: Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly, Other Birth Defects

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living

Zika virus is the cause of microcephaly and other fetal brain defects, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday. While ...

The Zika Freaka Is Teaching Some Great Lessons About Risk Perception

David Ropeik | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Choices about risk based on emotion as much as cold hard reason are not automatically wrong/dumb/irrational. In fact, they usually help protect us. What's the harm in being careful?

The Rise of Zika

Medical Discovery News | Posted 04.06.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

Have you noticed in the past few years, we seem to be continuously assaulted by microbial menaces? The latest is one that we are beginning to know well is Zika.

Scientists Confirm Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living

By Stephanie Nebehay and Julie Steenhuysen GENEVA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birt...

No More Words: Taking Real Action Against Zika

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 03.07.2016 | World
Melissa S. Grant

I think what DKT is doing right now is to put into action a practical and realistic response to Zika while others are arguing about ideology. It seems that the Pope might welcome DKT's assistance, as this is quickly becoming a worldwide fight against the virus.

Zika Virus May Cause A Host Of Birth Defects In Babies Exposed In Utero

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner and Karen Rowan Published: 03/05/2016 02:00 PM EST on LiveScience Pregnant women who become infected with Zika virus may be at ris...

First Likely Microcephalic Babies Born In Colombia

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Three Colombian newborns could be the country’s first group of children with Zika virus-linked brain abnormalities -- a sign of what's to come as pr...

How A Town In Brazil Reportedly Rid Itself Of The Zika Mosquito

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Brazil has recently ramped up its fight against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads dengue, Chikungunya and Zika, the latter a virus that has be...

Zika Virus May Also Cause Stillbirths

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living

The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babie...

The Latest On Zika Virus: Colombia's First 'Probable' Microcephaly Case

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living

The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babie...

Texas Just Developed A Much-Needed Zika Virus Test

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living

The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babie...

The U.S. Investigates More Cases Of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living

The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babie...

No, Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Did Not Spread Zika Virus

FactCheck.org | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living

This story was originally published by FactCheck.org. Q: Did genetically modified mosquitoes cause the Zika outbreak? A: No. In fact, GM mosquitoes ma...

Zika Was First Discovered in 1947. Why Is it Now a Threat?

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 02.22.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

The race for a vaccine has started, and several companies have already announced a schedule to begin human trials in the near future. Unlike HIV, for which making a vaccine has turned out much more challenging than originally anticipated, the genome of the Zika virus is not very diverse.

Pope Suggests Women Can Use Contraception During Zika Crisis

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living

Pope Francis has weighed in on birth control amidst the Zika virus outbreak in Latin America, suggesting that women could use contraception to prevent...

Scientists Push Back Against A Viral Conspiracy Theory About Zika

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living

A group of doctors in Argentina calling themselves the "Physicians in Crop-Sprayed Towns" have issued an explosive report that denies global scientifi...