Four individuals in Florida infected with the Zika by local mosquitoes

July 29, 2016

Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday. These are the first known cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental United States. “While no mosquitoes trapped tested positive for the Zika virus, the department believes these […]

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Fearing Zika, FDA Asks 2 Florida Counties To Halt Blood Donations

July 29, 2016

There’s been a looming fear that mosquitoes would start spreading the Zika virus in the U.S. Now that possibility seems increasingly real. On Thursday, senior officials at the Food and Drug Administration said they have asked blood donation centers in two Florida counties, Miami-Dade and Broward, to stop collecting blood for the time being. The […]

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WHO revises sex guidelines for Zika prevention

July 27, 2016

If you’ve traveled to any country with a current outbreak of Zika, you should wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a baby, even if you have no symptoms of the disease, the World Health Organization said today. Previous guidance suggested taking precautions or abstaining for only four weeks. […]

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CDC – Zika Travel Information Resource

July 20, 2016

The Caribbean Currently includes: Anguilla; Aruba; Barbados; Bonaire; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory; Saint Barthelemy; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Eustatius; Sint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands… (read more) Some countries in Africa, the Pacific […]

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First known case of female-to-male Zika transmission announced

July 15, 2016

In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York City, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. Up until now, it was thought that the only likely route of sexual transmission was male-to-female or male-to-male. The surprising development prompted the CDC […]

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Are you a mosquitoes magnet?

July 12, 2016

Mosquitoes are nasty, irritating insects whose presence can easily ruin an otherwise perfect time. The way they buzz and swarm all around, waiting to land on some warm body to bite, is enough to drive anyone insane. The worst part about the pesky blood suckers are the diseases they carry, which they transmit straight into […]

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US Congress Budget Battle over Zika

July 8, 2016

Zika Virus Budget Battle ‘No Way to Fight an Epidemic’ Federal health officials dispensed $25 million Friday to help states worst at risk from the Zika virus defend against its spread, but said they were taking cash from other programs to do it because they cannot get fresh funding from Congress. New funding for […]

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Representative Murphy introduced a bill into congress to provide resources for fighting the spread of Zika

June 22, 2016

U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) introduced the Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health (SMASH) Act to provide critical resources to state and local governments to help fight the spread of Zika.  The bill reauthorizes and improves a lapsed 2003 mosquito-control program and provides $130 million each year for mosquito surveillance efforts.  It also […]

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Everything you need to know about Zika

June 17, 2016

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how the Zika virus is transmitted, describes its symptoms and teaches you how to protect yourself. The video is under 2 minutes long, and has several informative basic suggestions for protecting yourself, plus it elaborates on many of the lesser known concerns and risks relating to Zika. Be informed and […]

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Tips To Keep The Mosquitoes At Bay

May 26, 2016

Spring is here and summer is rapidly approaching. Memorial Day marks the beginning of the outdoor entertaining season. That means long hot days and nights and more pesky mosquitoes. We’ll give you the tips you need to keep those mosquitoes at bay. Some people are more prone to mosquito bites than others. Women who are […]

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