The CDC Zika Page

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: December 9, 2016

Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus), but can also be spread during sex by a person infected with Zika to his or her sex partners. Many people infected with Zika won't have symptoms, but for those who do, the illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, … continue reading.

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Zika counts rise in Florida as more nations note microcephaly

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: November 18, 2016

Florida officials have confirmed more locally transmitted Zika, and Argentina and Guadeloupe have reported their first congenital microcephaly cases. Ongoing spread in Miami Beach, Little River The Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) reported six new cases of locally acquired Zika yesterday and today. Yesterday the Florida Health reported three new locally acquired cases of Zika, and one new case in a non-Florida resident who had recently traveled to Miami. Two of the local cases … continue reading.

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Zika Funding Fails Again in Congress

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: September 7, 2016

Congress came back from a seven-week break Tuesday and once again failed to move forward a bill that would pay for a federal Zika response. As senators traded barbs about whose fault it was, Florida health officials said they'd found seven more home-grown cases of Zika, six of them part of an outbreak in Miami Beach. Florida now has documented 56 locally transmitted cases of Zika infection, presumably passed by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that are … continue reading.

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