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Mistakes at US lab force hundreds of Zika tests to be repeated

CHICAGO –  Officials in Washington, D.C.’s public health laboratory had to repeat Zika tests for nearly 300 pregnant women, including two women who were mistakenly told they tested negative for the mosquito-borne virus that has been shown to cause birth ...

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4 more likely homegrown Zika cases found in Texas

 (CDC/AP) 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. That first case, announced Nov. 28, was a woman who lives in ...

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UK identifies first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus

A 4-month-old baby born with microcephaly is held by his mother in front of their house in Olinda, near Recife, Brazil, February 11, 2016.  (REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo) The first case of sexually transmitted Zika has been detected in the United ...

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Singapore investigating Zika strain as infections rise

A pest control worker fumigates drains and the gardens at a local housing estate where the latest case of Zika infections were reported from on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Singapore. Indonesia is screening travelers from neighboring Singapore for the ...

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Bahamas reports 1st Zika case; says it was contracted abroad

In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to be a carrier of the Zika virus, acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Sao Paulo University ...

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Newborn with Zika is developing normally, Canada's chief doctor says

A mosquito, known to be a carrier of the Zika virus, acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Associated Press) A baby born in ...

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CDC sends emergency response team to Florida Zika outbreak

  As Florida reports additional Zika infections from local mosquitoes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising pregnant women to avoid travel to a small section of Miami where active transmission is taking place. A CDC Emergency Response ...

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Hologic wins emergency US authorization for Zika test

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil (Copyright Reuters 2016) A woman looks at a Center for Disease Control (CDC) health advisory sign about the dangers of the Zika virus as she lines up for a ...

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Georgia health officials report sexually transmitted case of Zika virus

An Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen on human hand in a laboratory of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) in Cali, Colombia January 28, 2016 REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga (Copyright Reuters 2016) Georgia health officials reported the state’s first ...

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Scared of Zika? Plan a summer adventure close to home

Take a banana float ride through a national park with the whole family. (Road Scholar) “Will my family be safe?” Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. At the moment, there is a U.S. ...

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