Malaysia Confirms First Zika Case With Woman Who Visited Singapore — Fortune

Malaysia reported its first case of Zika on Thursday, a woman who tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus after a visit to neighboring Singapore, where 115 people have so far been infected, many of them foreigners. The 58-year-old victim had shown signs of a rash and fever one week after her return from Singapore on…

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Disease — Earth Report

Zika Virus – Miami, Florida, USA The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported today on three additional locally acquired Zika virus cases. The cases were reported in Miami-Dade County, one is associated with the Miami-Beach investigation. This brings the total in the state to 46. In addition, 16 new travel related cases were reported today. […]

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Singapore Confirms First Case of Locally Transmitted Zika Virus — Fortune

Singapore has confirmed its first case of a locally-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, the health ministry said. A 47-year-old Malaysian woman working in the city-state was confirmed with the virus, but was “well and recovering.” As she had not traveled to Zika-affected areas recently, she…

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Hong Kong confirms first Zika case in woman who went to Caribbean — Repeating Islands

Controller of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, said that relevant measures had been taken to prevent the virus from spreading, Reuters reports. Hong Kong has confirmed its first case of Zika in a woman who had travelled to the Caribbean, putting the Asian financial hub on high alert for any […]

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No Confirmed Zika Cases Have Been Linked to the Olympics — Fortune

The Olympic games in Brazil ended this past weekend, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there’s little evidence supporting concerns that the influx of tourists for event may exacerbate the ongoing Zika virus epidemic. Zika has been linked with serious birth defects in pregnant women who contract the virus. Since the mosquitoes that…

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5 Reasons Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others

Ever notice how mosquitoes seem to frantically feast on some folks while ignoring others? It’s not just your imagination, says entomologist Joseph M. Conlon, a technical advisor to the American Mosquito Control Association. “There is no question that some individuals are more attractive to mosquitoes due to chemicals they secrete from their skin and from…

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Zika: Florida Is Investigating Possible Local Infection

Florida is investigating a case of Zika virus that may have been transmitted locally, the state’s health department has announced. The Florida Department of Health says it’s looking into a non-travel associated case of the virus in the Miami-Dade County region. The health department, which is collaborating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

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The Zika virus outbreak spreading through the Americas could go on for three years, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Scientists from Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health estimate that the current Zika epidemic will be “largely over” in Latin America in three years. That’s because…

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First Baby in Texas With Zika-Caused Microcephaly Is Born

A baby born in Texas is confirmed to have microcephaly due to an infection with the Zika virus. The child was born with the birth defect in Harris County, Texas, a region that includes Houston. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced that they received laboratory confirmation of a past Zika infection in…

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Jamaican Sprinter Has Zika Virus — Earth Changing Extremities

Jamaican sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole says he has been infected with the Zika virus but will participate in his country’s Olympic trials next week. The Jamaican Gleaner reported Saturday that the 24-year-old track star says he has rashes and eye pain but is not afflicted by the muscle pain often associated with the virus, which […]

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