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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 Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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Bill Nelson’s mosquito control bill, the SMASH Act, passes committee

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday approved legislation to bolster local mosquito-control efforts to curb the spread of the Zika virus. Florida Senator Bill Nelson The 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 Herriman 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 The Dispatch On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Hillary Clinton Proposes Rapid Response Fund to Fight Pandemics, improve Public Health Infrastructure

Hillary Clinton released the following statement on her plans to bolster America’s public health infrastructure to deal with the new challenges facing our communities and our families, including a new Public Health 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 Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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Tim Kaine talks jobs in Daytona Beach, full speech transcript

August 3 in Daytona Beach, Vice Presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine toured a jobs training kitchen at Daytona State College and held a rally where he touted his and Hillary Clinton’s “100-Day Jobs Plan,” 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 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 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 Herriman On Saturday, November 28th, 2015
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Guatemala: Locally acquired Zika virus infection confirmed

Following earlier reports on Outbreak News Today of local transmission of Zika virus in El Salvador, Mexico and Paraguay, the World Health Organization reports receiving notification of a laboratory-confirmed autochthonous More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Newshounds Unite!: Ebola, Heartland virus disease and Donald Trump with Coston and Crof

It was a fun airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show Saturday as I was joined by two of the premiere newshounds and infectious disease bloggers out there, Mike Coston, who runs Avian Flu Diary, and Crawford More...


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