Zika virus

CDC Extends Zika Travel Caution In More Parts of South Florida

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On Friday August 19, federal health officials advised that all pregnant women and their respective partners hold off on traveling in any part of the tourism hub of Miami-Dade County following an increase in mosquito-born Zika transmission in Miami Beach. This comes just three weeks after officials identified Miami’s Wynwood Art District as a transmission […]

The Growing Fear Of The Spread Of The Zika Virus

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On Friday, June 8 an undisclosed person reportedly with the Zika virus died in Salt Lake City, Utah. Although the exact cause is still being investigated, the individual had concurrent symptoms of the virus including fever, rash and conjunctivitis. According to USA Today, spokesman Benjamin Haynes of the Center for Disease Control states, “…it’s unclear […]

Rihanna Cancels Lollapalooza Appearance Due To Zika Virus Scares

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Lollapalooza is an annual music festival stemming from the US that has expanded internationally over the years to countries like Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and most recently Colombia. Unfortunately, due to a last minute cancellation from the Barbadian sensation Rihanna, Lollapalooza Colombia has been cancelled. Rihanna was set to headline the newly founded Lollapalooza Colombia with support from Disclosure, The Chainsmokers, […]

The Zika Virus Has Been Detected In Africa for The First Time

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On May 20, 2016, the World Health Organization confirmed the strain of the Zika Virus, which has infected somewhere around 7,500 people throughout the archipelago of Cape Verde off the western coast of Africa, is the same strain that has infected America. Linked to neurological disorders, US health officials are saying 279 pregnant women in Cape Verde have […]

1st Case Of “Zika” Virus STD Confirmed In Texas

Today[February 2, 2016], Texas officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika virus, which was transmitted via sexual intercourse. Less than 24 hours after the World Health Organization has classified the virus as an international health emergency, officials in Dallas County said the patient had contracted the virus through sexual contact and not through a […]

Brazil Deploys Military To Fight The Spread Of The Zika Virus

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Brazil has recently announced it will rely on government intervention help stop the spread of the Zika virus. The virus, which is being transmitted by mosquitoes in the region and is causing severe birth defects (such as underdeveloped brains in babies) has become such a crisis in the region the South American country has asked […]