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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Nebraska: Zika, dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti, seen for 1st time in state

Nebraska state health officials are reporting for the first time the identification of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in the state. State and local officials discovered this mosquito in York County. Image/CDC Aedes More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Zika: Pregnant women should be tested more than once, study says

Molecular tests to detect Zika virus, which enable identification of the pathogen’s genetic material in body fluids, such as blood, urine, semen and saliva during the acute phase of infection, have been used More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Zika antibody cocktail protects monkeys in study

Using blood samples from an individual previously infected with Zika virus, scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Zika vaccine survey: More than 40 percent would not be interested

As scientists race to create a vaccine for the Zika virus, new research from the University of Georgia suggests almost half of Americans wouldn’t be interested in getting the shot even if public health officials More...

By Robert On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Texas: Local Zika transmission reported in Brownsville

Texas health officials announced today the first case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Brownsville, Texas. The patient is a Cameron County resident who is not pregnant and who was confirmed More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Targeting Mosquitoes To Control Zika

MIAMI BEACH, FL. – With the latest efforts by county officials to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, Miami residents are amongst the first in the entire country to deal with the ramifications More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Universal Zika Vaccine is the Next Step Forward

Recent studies have shown that Zika virus can be treated on vaccinating the individuals against any single strain. Any of the existing strains can be attended to which in turn is bound to offer complete protection More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, June 27th, 2016
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President Obama battles Congress over Zika relief due to ban on Planned Parenthood funding

President Obama has vowed to veto a bill providing more than $1 billion in relief for victims of the Zika virus, in part because it would deny federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Paul Ryan and House Republicans voted More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Zika: Panama reports 4 microcephaly cases, 5th country to report according to PAHO

The Panamanian Health Ministry reported Wednesday four babies born with the birth defect, microcephaly, which are linked to Zika virus infection. Female Aedes aegypti mosquito Image/James Gathany According to a More...

By Robert On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Peru reports locally transmitted Zika infections

Just a month after Peruvian health officials reported a sexually transmitted case of Zika virus infection in Lima, The Ministry of Health (MoH) is reporting this week three indigenous cases. Image/CIA The cases, two More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Zika news: Florida cases top 100, Louisiana prepares for possible outbreak

The Florida Department of Health reported three addition imported Zika virus cases today putting the total at 102, the most in the country. Image/CDC The new cases are reported from Miami-Dade County (40), Palm More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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1st Zika case confirmed in South Carolina

South Carolina health officials have confirmed the first case of travel-associated Zika virus infection in a South Carolina resident. The case was confirmed in a person who recently traveled to a country with active More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Pharos to begin Phase 1 clinical trials of its Zika vaccine candidate this fall

Pharos Biologicals, LLC (Pharos) has been awarded the exclusive worldwide licenses for a patented Lysosome-Associated Membrane Protein (LAMP) DNA vaccine technology, as well as for certain nanotechnologies to deliver More...

By Robert On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Zika in Florida: 1st Martin County case, 6th pregnant woman

Florida health officials reported today that three additional travel associated Zika virus cases were reported, bringing the state total to 99. Martin County Florida mapImage/David Benbennick Martin County saw their More...

By Robert On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Broward County reports two additional Zika virus cases

Florida health officials announced Friday that two additional travel-associated Zika virus cases were reported in Broward County, bringing the county total to 15. Female Aedes aegypti mosquito Image/James Gathany Statewide, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus: OSHA, CDC issue guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued new guidance and information for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 17th, 2016
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Travel Warnings Revised by US Government as Zika Virus Falters at Higher Elevation

According to reports, the Zika travel issues have been pacified to a larger extent with the government allowing pregnant women an open pass to Mexico City. This came as a surprise to some but US Govt. explains the More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, February 19th, 2016
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Pope Francis on contraceptives and the Zika virus, says abortion is a crime, ‘absolute evil’

During a press conference aboard his flight following his recent trip to Mexico, Pope Francis was asked by reporters about the church’s teaching on abortion, contraceptives and how prevention may actually be More...

By Robert On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
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Philippines News: Pacquiao’s apology, Zika prompts urging to not get pregnant

Manny Pacquiao apologizes for anti-gay statement Filipino pugilist and political figure, who is greatly loved in his home country and around the world, Manny Pacquiao, found himself apologizing Tuesday after a great More...

By Robert On Sunday, February 14th, 2016
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Rio Olympics 2016: The varying views concerning Zika

According to Marcos Espinal, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Department of Contagious Diseases, the estimates of Zika virus in Latin America is around 2 or 3 million infections, Outbreak More...


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