zika

FDA Approves Release of GMO Mosquitoes To Help Fight Zika

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On Friday [August 5, 2016] federal authorities gave the final OK to begin a process in which genetically modified mosquitoes are to be released in Florida as a part of the state’s ultimate plan to fight the Zika virus. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a field trial testing Intrexon Corp’s genetically engineered […]

The Zika Virus Is Real: Signs The Epidemic Is Growing

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As time progresses we see there’s more to learn about the Zika virus and how critical it is to be aware. There’s a constant worry of the disease spreading in places other than where it is already an endemic. In recent news, the first case of female to male sexual transmission of the Zika virus […]

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 […]

CDC: Zika Virus Is “Scarier Than We Initially Thought”

Monday [April 11, 2016], top U.S. health officials expressed their growing concerns with the outbreak of the Zika virus, an epidemic that began to dominate headlines late last year. It was at a White House briefing that they urged Congress to pass the nearly $2 billion in emergency funding for Zika combat that the Obama administration requested in back in […]