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Public-Health Officials Across US Race to Build Defenses Against Zika Virus

Wall Street Journal - ‎18.07.2016‎
Almost all are linked to travel to places outside the continental U.S. where Zika is spreading. U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico have had more than 2,900 cases. All it will take for the virus to start spreading on the mainland, officials say, is ...

Taxpayers Face Billion Dollar Expenses for Zika Babies

Breitbart News - ‎22.07.2016‎
... in Central American countries, as reported by Breitbart Texas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel advisory warning pregnant women to not travel to Latin and Central America - areas that have been hit hard by ...

Team USA Announced with Record 292 Women Headed to Rio Olympics - ‎vor 12 Stunden‎
Team USA, which includes 555 athletes (263 men) in 27 sports, now has the most women who have ever competed for any country in the history of the Olympics. The Rio Olympics have been plagued with worries over Zika, a virus linked to birth defects in ...

10 travel innovations that are changing the game

Economic Times - ‎22.07.2016‎
With airline fees that won't seem to go away, seats that seemingly keep shrinking, and global threats ranging from Zika virus to terrorism, it's easy to tell yourself that this is the year to stay home. ... For the really impulsive, the year-old, $10-a ...

Tega Cay sprays after Zika diagnosis

The Herald - ‎22.07.2016‎
As precaution, mosquito spraying in Tega Cay began Thursday after the state confirmed a Zika virus case with city ties. York County leaders held a press event July 18 confirming a Zika case. ... “Duke will be treating our area this week,” Sheppard said ...

Travel In An Uncertain World: Tempering Our Fear With Knowedge

KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest - ‎21.07.2016‎
The recent terror attack in Nice, France, and the attempted military coup in Turkey are just two recent examples. But KPLU travel expert Matthew Brumley says it's important to temper our fear with knowledge. “I probably wouldn't go to Turkey at this ...

Baby with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Texas

USA TODAY - ‎13.07.2016‎
More than 1,100 travel-related Zika cases have been diagnosed in the continental U.S., including 320 cases in pregnant women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, where Zika is ...

How Zika Will Affect The 2016 Rio Olympics - ‎23.07.2016‎
But along with worldwide excitement and anticipation comes a new fear, explicitly due to the outbreak and known dangers of the Zika virus - a mosquito-borne disease that runs rampant in areas of Central America, South America, and Africa. According to ...

Florida mosquitoes being tested for Zika to confirm case

NBC2 News - ‎21.07.2016‎
Florida's Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not immediately respond to questions about their investigation, but health officials said the case had no apparent connection to travel outside the country. The ...

Natural ways to protect yourself from Zika

Fox News - ‎20.07.2016‎
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel advisory to anyone headed to areas in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, the Pacific Islands, South America and Cape Verde. It's also important to consider the risks involved ...

Mosquito Capable Of Carrying Zika Virus Found In Connecticut But None Tests Positive, State Says

Hartford Courant - ‎21.07.2016‎
NEW HAVEN - Asian tiger mosquitoes, capable of transmitting Zika, have been found in Connecticut this year, but none has tested positive for the virus, state officials said Thursday. The mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is considered a secondary carrier, ...

Sunburn for 7.22.16 – Donald Trump delivers an ol' fashioned stemwinder

Florida Politics (blog) - ‎22.07.2016‎
Trump painted a dire state of affairs in the United States and the world - instability abroad and crumbling infrastructure at home - and blamed those problems on President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, presumptive Democratic nominee ...

Don't let Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima hide Rio's ugly problems

ESPN - ‎22.07.2016‎
"Adriana and Alessandra are the perfect ambassadors to guide viewers through the celebrations taking place outside of the competition, showcasing the off the field experience for Olympic fans," Jim Bell, NBC Olympics executive producer, said in a press ...

Blood donations could be affected by Zika virus

Daytona Beach News-Journal - ‎17.07.2016‎
Even in locations where Zika isn't likely to pose as great a threat, blood banks are worried that the impact of the FDA's advisory - because of the sheer number of people traveling to areas where the virus is active and growing case count - could ...

Afternoon Bulletin: New Type of Zika Transmission Found, K2 Crackdown and More

Observer - ‎15.07.2016‎
According to a report released this morning by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, an unidentified man in his twenties was infected with the virus, which can cause birth defects ...

Continuing Efforts to Combat the Zika Outbreak

Town Hall - ‎14.07.2016‎
The CDC refuses to warn Americans that they should avoid nonessential travel to areas with Zika outbreaks, instead advising enhanced precautions such as “wearing long-sleeved shirts” and “us[ing] insect repellents containing DEET.” The State Department ...

Why the Olympics Are Unlikely to Spread Zika

New York Magazine - ‎13.07.2016‎
"Compared with all travel to Zika-endemic areas, the Olympics account for about one-tenth of 1 percent of travel from the U.S. and globally about one-quarter of 1 percent," CDC director Tom Frieden said today. For its most recent risk assessment, the ...

New control strategies needed for Zika and other unexpected mosquito-borne outbreaks

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎14.07.2016‎
We will always be in this situation when something new comes about or something little-known reemerges unless we do a better job planning for threats more generally instead of always fighting the last battle." There is no vaccine for Zika and there is ...

Book review: “Zika: The emerging epidemic”

The Denver Post - ‎18.07.2016‎
Discussing the epidemic with Denise Jamieson, team leader of the CDC's women's health and fertility branch, who advises CDC Director Tom Frieden, he points out the obvious: that avoiding pregnancy in Zika areas is the only certain way to prevent having ...