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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:06 PM CST

Brazil, Texas University Reach Deal on Zika Vaccine

Brazil, Texas University Reach Deal on Zika Vaccine

Brazil has signed an agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:59 AM CST

Zika Has Phones Ringing at Pest Control,Travel Firms

Zika Has Phones Ringing at Pest Control,Travel Firms

Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls -- and in some cases, unexpected business-- due to fears about the Zika virus.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:52 PM CST

Some Good News for Dementia: Rates Might be Going Down

Some Good News for Dementia: Rates Might be Going Down

Researchers have found a small piece of good news for people at high risk of some kinds of dementia: it might be possible to delay it or even prevent it. They found falling rates of vascular dementia in...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 06:26 PM CST

Zika Found in Fetus With Birth Defects

Zika Found in Fetus With Birth Defects

Doctors have found the Zika virus in the brain of a fetus with severe microcephaly, which may help experts understand the relationship between the virus and how it affects developing babies, NBC News...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 04:44 PM CST

Zika Will Spread Like Chikungunya: CDC

Zika Will Spread Like Chikungunya: CDC

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking towards a virus in Puerto Rico to track how Zika may spread, NBC News reported. The CDC says Zika is spreading the same way as chikungunya, a...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 05:29 PM CST

Dallas Co. Warns More Zika Cases May Be Ahead

Dallas Co. Warns More Zika Cases May Be Ahead

Dallas County Health officials confirm a third positive test for Zika virus and warn that many more cases can be expected in the months ahead.

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