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Zika in Fla. — naled spraying and 84 pregnant women test positive

Miami - On Thursday, Florida health officials said 84 pregnant women in the state have tested positive for the Zika virus, including one woman who gave birth to a baby born with microcephaly on Wednesday.

New Zika diagnostics needed for babies, researchers say

Paris - Two studies of newborns in Zika-stricken Brazil yielded meagre clues Wednesday about the mysterious workings of the virus, and prompted researchers to call for better tests to identify brain-damaged babies.

Florida sees its first microcephaly birth from Zika virus disease

Florida's governor announced on Tuesday a woman from Haiti gave birth to a child with microcephaly, a first for Florida, bringing to five the number of babies born in the U.S. with the birth defect related to Zika virus disease.

New study casts doubts on Zika being the cause of microcephaly

In April this year, the CDC took a bold step in saying "There is no longer any doubt that Zika causes microcephaly." But a new study asks, "If this is so, where are the missing microcephaly cases in other nations hard hit by the virus?"

Puerto Rico reporting 1,100 Zika cases as debt crisis worsens

San Juan - Puerto Rico has recorded over 1,100 confirmed Zika virus cases since the mosquito-borne virus first appeared in the U.S. territory six months ago.

Maps reveal over two billion people are at risk for Zika virus

A new study has resulted in a global map that shows over two billion people living in tropical and sub-tropical regions on the globe are at the greatest risk for infection with the Zika virus, including people living in Texas and Florida in the U.S.

Case of sexually-transmitted Zika in Canada may have been found

Canada may have its first case of sexually transmitted Zika in a patient in Saskatchewan say health officials. The case involves a woman who had sex with a man who had recently traveled to a Zika-affected country.

Lab study links Zika virus to embryonic neural stem cells

Based on research published on March 4, 2016, the Zika virus appears to infect a type of neural stem cell that is involved in the development of the brain's cerebral cortex.

Does a new study prove the Zika-microcephaly link?

Rio - A new study appears to draw a firm connection between the Zika virus and microcephaly. However, the World Health Organization recommends caution until the results are confirmed.

Viral story linking Zika virus, microcephaly to Monsanto debunked

A spate of stories linking birth defects to Monsanto instead of the Zika virus have been widely debunked, and Monsanto spoke out on the issue Monday in order to clear up "rumors and misinformation."

Agrochemical companies circle their wagons over Zika virus

The seemingly increased number of cases of microcephaly in newborns in Brazil which coincided with a Zika virus outbreak has stunned the world. The Zika virus has been linked to cases of microcephaly, however there are some doctors who disagree.

Microcephaly — Is it Zika or maybe, agrochemicals?

Proving birth defects, and in particular, microcephaly in newborns is linked to the Zika virus is more difficult than many people realize. While cases of microcephaly have been found in seven countries, determining the cause is still a long way off.

'Strongest evidence yet' of birth defect linked to Zika virus

Studies on the mosquito-borne Zika virus have been ongoing in Brazil and in the U.S. since an upsurge in the number of babies born in Brazil with microcephaly in 2015. The CDC may have found the answer.

Virus linked to newborn brain shrinkage rampages beyond Brazil

Until this year, Brazil had few cases of microcephaly, a debilitating and ultimately deadly disorder in which newborns are born with abnormally small brains. Then the country recorded almost 3,000 cases after reporting less than 200 cases in 2014.

As Zika virus spreads, Brazil reports 1,761 microcephaly cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that Brazil is now reporting 1,761 cases of babies born with microcephaly, a condition where the brain is unusually small. The condition has been linked to a mosquito-borne virus.
 

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Cumulative incidence of Zika virus diswase with clinical symptoms in Colombia  August 9  2015 throug...
Cumulative incidence of Zika virus diswase with clinical symptoms in Colombia, August 9, 2015 through April 2, 2016.
New England Journal of Medicine
Babies born with microcephaly in the Intensive Care Unit at the South Hospital in Choluteca  Hondura...
Babies born with microcephaly in the Intensive Care Unit at the South Hospital in Choluteca, Honduras on July 28, 2016
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Research cases in seven states within Brazil that showed unprecedented increases in microcephaly.
Research cases in seven states within Brazil that showed unprecedented increases in microcephaly.
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A child born with microcephaly.
A child born with microcephaly.
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