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US ties 4 Zika cases in Florida to local mosquitoes

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Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

Investigators have determined ‘a high likelihood exists’ that 4 suspected non-travel cases in Miami-Dade and Broward County ‘are the result of local transmission’

MIAMI, USA (July 30, 2016) — Four cases of Zika virus in Florida are likely the first to be transmitted locally by mosquitoes in the United States, officials said Friday, July 29, marking a new phase in the fast-growing pandemic.  Continue reading US ties 4 Zika cases in Florida to local mosquitoes

Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders

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ZIKA BABY. Matheus Lima, 22 kisses his two-month-old son Pietro suffering from microcephaly caught through an Aedes aegypti mosquito bite, at the Obras Sociais Irma Dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 27, 2016. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Mathematical projections suggest about 93.4 million people may catch the virus – including some 1.65 million pregnant women – before the epidemic fizzles out, a team reports in the journal Nature Microbiology

PARIS, France (July 27, 2016) — Tens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of the outbreak sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers said on Monday, July 25.  Continue reading Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders

Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta

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COMPLICATIONS. A view through a microscope shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the Zika virus, at a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia, April 26, 2016. File photo by Leonardo Muñoz/EPA

The studies illustrate how the virus could invade the brain of a developing fetus and trigger complications

WASHINGTON, USA (May 12, 2016) — Experiments using lab mice show how the Zika virus travels through the bloodstream, multiplies in the placenta, and invades the brain of the developing fetus, stunting growth or causing death, researchers said Wednesday, May 11. Continue reading Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta

Mexican woman with Zika gives birth to healthy child

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CULPRIT. A handout picture provided by office of the Mexican Secretary of Health shows a mosquito trap in Mexico City, Mexico, January 21, 2016. The virus is spread by mosquitoes. File Photo from Office of the Mexican Secretary of Health/Handout/EPA
Despite the virus being linked to a birth defect causing infants to be born with abnormally small heads, the woman gave birth to a clinically healthy 6 pound boy

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Feb. 21, 2016)— A woman with a confirmed case of the Zika virus in the southern state of Chiapas gave birth to a “clinically healthy” baby boy, Mexico’s health ministry said.

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Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika in Australia

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ZIKA VIRUS. A picture dated January 30, 2016 showing the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. File photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA
The woman became infected with the Zika virus abroad, according to Australian officials

SYDNEY, Australia (Feb. 10, 2016) — A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Australia, officials said Wednesday, February 10, adding that the disease was acquired overseas.

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