All posts tagged "Zika"
Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit holds 1st annual symposium
41,000 cases, 7 deaths, 72 cases of Guillain-Barré and 50 births with congenital malformations have been attributed to Zika
- Posted August 10, 2018
Science Says: Pregnant or trying? Don’t let Zika guard down
The mosquito-transmitted virus remains a threat in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Posted June 29, 2017
Putting the Zika Myth on Ice
Official admits to overblown crisis
- Posted June 24, 2017
Puerto Rico Health Department Says Zika Epidemic Under Control
More than 40,000 cases as of May 20 and 35 Zika-related birth defects
- Posted June 6, 2017
Report says cost of Zika estimated at up to $18 billion
SAO PAULO – A new international report says the Zika virus epidemic may be imposing billions of dollars of costs on nations across the Americas. The report issued in New York Thursday by the U.N. Development Program...
- Posted April 6, 2017
US enrolls volunteers in large test of possible Zika vaccine
WASHINGTON – U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant women. The first volunteer was...
- Posted March 31, 2017
Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston
HOUSTON – Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2mLrfyy ) reports that Harris County,...
- Posted March 21, 2017
Number of Zika, dengue and chikungunya cases drop in Brazil
SAO PAULO — The number of cases of Zika, dengue and chikungunya reported in Brazil during the first 6 ½ weeks of the year is nearly 90 percent less than in the same period in 2016, the...
- Posted March 15, 2017
Judge rejects Zika argument, rules dune project can proceed
Seven oceanfront homeowners in Margate, just south of Atlantic City, are suing the state and federal governments seeking to block their portion of the dune project
- Posted February 8, 2017
El San Juan Hotel Closes Casino After Remodeling
Co-owners cite non-casino gaming, effect of Zika virus as reasons; 100 casino jobs lost
- Posted January 13, 2017