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Zika Virus Outbreak

Zika Virus Outbreak

Coverage of the spread of the Zika virus in the Americas

Aug 2, 2017

Dallas County Health Officials Monitor Possible Zika Cases

Dallas County Health Officials Monitor Possible Zika Cases

In its latest update, Dallas County Health and Human Services says it is monitoring 13 cases involving either pregnant mothers or infants for possible Zika infection.

Apr 17, 2017

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...

Apr 7, 2017

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.

Apr 5, 2017

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.

Jan 6, 2017

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.

Dec 14, 2016

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.

Dec 9, 2016

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.

Nov 29, 2016

Mosquito Expert Predicts More Zika Cases

Mosquito Expert Predicts More Zika Cases

North Texas mosquito experts believe there will be more cases of people infected with the Zika virus by mosquitoes in Texas.

Nov 30, 2016

Border Counties Prepare For Zika-Related Birth Defects

Border Counties Prepare For Zika-Related Birth Defects

Hidalgo County, one of six border counties in Texas considered high-risk for Zika transmission, is preparing for a possible influx in pregnant patients infected with the mosquito-borne illness.

Nov 29, 2016

Border Counties Prepare For Local Zika Transmission

Border Counties Prepare For Local Zika Transmission

Public health officials believe a Brownsville woman contracted the Zika virus from mosquitoes in Texas.

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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.