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Zika Virus Outbreak

Zika Virus Outbreak

Coverage of the spread of the Zika virus in the Americas

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 08:28 PM CDT

Research Continues in Effort to Stop Zika Virus

Research Continues in Effort to Stop Zika Virus

Researchers are learning more about how Zika virus is transmitted and they're finding therapies to stop the mosquito-borne virus before it does its damage.

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 08:28 PM CDT

Stopping Zika in its Tracks: Medicine's Next Big Thing

Stopping Zika in its Tracks: Medicine's Next Big Thing

Over 5,000 cases of Zika virus have been reported in the United States since 2015, and scientists say there may be a resurgence of more cases in coming months. Researchers are learning more about the dangerous...

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 04:17 PM CDT

Zika Testing Advised for Pregnant Women in 6 TX Counties

Zika Testing Advised for Pregnant Women in 6 TX Counties

Texas health officials are recommending expanded Zika virus testing for pregnant women in six South Texas counties.

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 01:32 PM CDT

7 Babies in TX with Possible Zika-Related Birth Defects

7 Babies in TX with Possible Zika-Related Birth Defects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2016, about 10 percent of U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika virus infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects.

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 02:48 PM CDT

Dallas County Health Readies for Mosquito Season

Dallas County Health Readies for Mosquito Season

Dallas County Health and Human Services leaders say they're ready for mosquito season.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 05:07 PM CST

Child Born in Austin Area with Microcephaly Has Zika

Child Born in Austin Area with Microcephaly Has Zika

Austin health officials say a child born in Travis County with microcephaly has the Zika virus.

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 07:58 AM CST

Family of 1st Puerto Rico Baby With Zika Defect Struggles

Family of 1st Puerto Rico Baby With Zika Defect Struggles

Michelle Flandez had just given birth to her first son, but doctors in this U.S. territory whisked him away before she could see him. Perplexed, she demanded him back and then slowly unwrapped the blanket that...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 07:51 PM CST

CDC Issues Zika Warning for Pregnant Women in TX City

CDC Issues Zika Warning for Pregnant Women in TX City

Federal health officials say pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of concerns about mosquitoes there spreading the Zika virus.

Monday, Dec 12, 2016 at 11:27 PM CST

Texas Awarded $5M for Zika Preparedness Campaign

Texas Awarded $5M for Zika Preparedness Campaign

The State of Texas has been given a $5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat the Zika virus.

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 07:20 PM CST

4 More Likely Homegrown Zika Cases Found in Texas

4 More Likely Homegrown Zika Cases Found in Texas

State officials have announced four more cases of Zika that are believed to have been transmitted in Texas, almost two weeks after announcing the first such case.

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The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and possibly other health issues. The World Health Organization has declared an international emergency as the disease spreads.