Living With People They Bite, Zika Mosquitoes Hard To FightMosquito control agencies in U.S. cities and counties say they are taking advance steps to combat the Zika virus ahead of the typical springtime breeding season.
CDC Emergency Ops Center Moves To Highest Level Of Activation For Zika ResponseThe agency said there's a need for "accelerated preparedness to bring together experts to focus intently and work efficiently in anticipation of local Zika virus transmission by mosquitoes in the Continental U.S."
DCHHS Preparing Lab To Perform Zika Testing LocallyThe newly formed Dallas County Zika Task Force wrapped up its second scheduled meeting this morning. The group, headed by DCHHS Environmental Health, will meet weekly with officials in Dallas County municipalities.
Obama Asking Congress For Emergency Funding To Combat ZikaPresident Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus.
Scientists Find Active Zika Virus In Urine, SalivaFor the first time, scientists in South America discovered the presence of an active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples, according to a Brazilian Health Institute.
CDC Issues Guidelines For Preventing Sexual Transmission Of Zika VirusThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued some interim guidelines on how to prevent transmitting the Zika virus through sexual transmission.
Four More Possible Zika Virus Cases Suspected In North TexasAccording to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the four possible cases are travelers who recently visited impacted areas.
All Eyes On Texas After Latest Reported Case Of Zika VirusNorth Texas and the world are paying attention after a person in Dallas County became infected with the Zika virus through sexual contact. It is the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the United States.
Dallas Co. Case Of Zika Virus Acquired Through Sexual TransmissionOfficials with the CDC have sent official confirmation to Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) that the first case of Zika virus in Dallas County in 2016 was acquired through sexual transmission.
Average Age Of New U.S. Moms At All-Time High, Now Over 26The average age of first-time mothers is at an all-time high in the U.S — over 26.
Effort To Curb Painkiller Prescribing Faces Stiff OppositionA bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials.
Researchers Fighting Foodborne Illness With BacteriaFoodborne illnesses pose a serious health concern for consumers and a potentially devastating risk to the companies associated with outbreaks.