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      • Pets safe from Zika virus, but your family and home still need protection

        Pets safe from Zika virus, but your family and home still need protection

        Tuesday, May 10 2016 6:38 PM EDT2016-05-10 22:38:29 GMT
        Wednesday, May 11 2016 8:32 AM EDT2016-05-11 12:32:02 GMT
        (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

        There are 13 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Georgia, and the Obama Administration spoke out again Tuesday, calling for action two months after asking Congress for nearly $2 billion to fight the virus. It's normally transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito, but are your pets safe? 

        There are 13 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Georgia, and the Obama Administration spoke out again Tuesday, calling for action two months after asking Congress for nearly $2 billion to fight the virus. It's normally transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito, but are your pets safe? 

      • Travel-related Zika case confirmed in Midland County

        Travel-related Zika case confirmed in Midland County

        (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

        Midland Health and Senior Services has confirmed the first local case of Zika in a Midland County resident. 

        Midland Health and Senior Services has confirmed the first local case of Zika in a Midland County resident. 

      • 24 travel-related Zika cases reported in Missouri

        24 travel-related Zika cases reported in Missouri

        Monday, August 29 2016 6:43 AM EDT2016-08-29 10:43:44 GMT
        Mosquito (Credit: KMOV)Mosquito (Credit: KMOV)

        The number of travel-related Zika cases in Missouri has grown by one.

        The number of travel-related Zika cases in Missouri has grown by one.

      • Could genetically engineered mosquitoes combat the Zika virus?

        Could genetically engineered mosquitoes combat the Zika virus?

        Thursday, August 4 2016 10:46 PM EDT2016-08-05 02:46:24 GMT
        Scientists are trying to fight the Zika virus with genetically modified mosquitoes. (Source: WOIO)Scientists are trying to fight the Zika virus with genetically modified mosquitoes. (Source: WOIO)

        A company called Oxitec believes genetically engineered mosquitoes could fight the Zika virus.

        A company called Oxitec believes genetically engineered mosquitoes could fight the Zika virus.

      • After concerns of Zika, CT DPH asked pregnant women, women planning to become pregnant┬áto avoid parts of Miami

        After concerns of Zika, CT DPH asked pregnant women, women planning to become pregnant to avoid parts of Miami

        Tuesday, August 2 2016 1:16 PM EDT2016-08-02 17:16:01 GMT
        Tuesday, August 2 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-08-02 21:27:12 GMT

        Following a travel warning being issued for Zika-affected areas, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is advising pregnant women and their sexual partners to avoid parts of downtown Miami, Fl.  

        Following a travel warning being issued for Zika-affected areas, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is advising pregnant women and their sexual partners to avoid parts of downtown Miami, Fl.  

      • CT lawmaker asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

        CT lawmaker asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

        Monday, August 1 2016 7:44 AM EDT2016-08-01 11:44:30 GMT
        Monday, August 1 2016 7:51 PM EDT2016-08-01 23:51:31 GMT
        (CDC photo)(CDC photo)

        Sen. Richard Blumenthal urged that the new cases of Zika in Florida are an example of why he thinks emergency funding is needed nationwide to the address concerns over the virus.

        Sen. Richard Blumenthal urged that the new cases of Zika in Florida are an example of why he thinks emergency funding is needed nationwide to the address concerns over the virus.

      • Experts trap mosquitos for Zika research

        Experts trap mosquitos for Zika research

        Thursday, July 7 2016 8:03 PM EDT2016-07-08 00:03:10 GMT
        Thursday, July 7 2016 8:03 PM EDT2016-07-08 00:03:09 GMT

        A Georgia County with no reports of the Zika virus has set nearly 100 traps for mosquitos to study the insects with an eye toward preventing the disease. 

        A Georgia County with no reports of the Zika virus has set nearly 100 traps for mosquitos to study the insects with an eye toward preventing the disease. 

      • Mosquito testing for Zika virus in Northern Ky

        Mosquito testing for Zika virus in Northern Ky

        Thursday, July 7 2016 5:52 AM EDT2016-07-07 09:52:25 GMT
        Source: CDC/Cynthia GoldsmithSource: CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith

        Health officials in Northern Kentucky are trying to stop the Zika virus from spreading by testing mosquitoes in the area.

        Health officials in Northern Kentucky are trying to stop the Zika virus from spreading by testing mosquitoes in the area.

      • Case of Zika virus confirmed in DeSoto County

        Case of Zika virus confirmed in DeSoto County

        Wednesday, July 6 2016 12:43 PM EDT2016-07-06 16:43:08 GMT

        The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed one person in DeSoto County has the Zika virus.

        The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed one person in DeSoto County has the Zika virus.

      • Malloy announces state efforts to inform travelers about Zika virus

        Malloy announces state efforts to inform travelers about Zika virus

        Thursday, June 16 2016 4:08 AM EDT2016-06-16 08:08:36 GMT
        Thursday, June 16 2016 12:40 PM EDT2016-06-16 16:40:07 GMT
        Gov. Dannel Malloy outlines a plan to inform travelers of Zika dangers. (WFSB photo)Gov. Dannel Malloy outlines a plan to inform travelers of Zika dangers. (WFSB photo)

        Gov. Dannel Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino held a joint news conference to announce new outreach efforts concerning the Zika virus. 

        Gov. Dannel Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino held a joint news conference to announce new outreach efforts concerning the Zika virus. 

      • Stamford health officials urge Zika virus precaution

        Stamford health officials urge Zika virus precaution

        Friday, May 20 2016 3:47 PM EDT2016-05-20 19:47:20 GMT
        Friday, May 20 2016 3:58 PM EDT2016-05-20 19:58:13 GMT
        Stamford officials are urging residents to take preventative measures against the Zika virus. (AP photo)Stamford officials are urging residents to take preventative measures against the Zika virus. (AP photo)

        Stamford health officials urged residents Friday to take precaution against the Zika virus.

        Stamford health officials urged residents Friday to take precaution against the Zika virus.

      • AZ reports 2 new travel-related Zika cases

        AZ reports 2 new travel-related Zika cases

        Friday, May 20 2016 2:20 PM EDT2016-05-20 18:20:11 GMT
        Friday, May 20 2016 2:20 PM EDT2016-05-20 18:20:11 GMT

        The number of travel-related Zika cases in Arizona rose to three after two new cases were reported, the Arizona Department of Health Service said in a tweet. 

        The number of travel-related Zika cases in Arizona rose to three after two new cases were reported, the Arizona Department of Health Service said in a tweet. 

      • Mosquito business grows because of Zika concern

        Mosquito business grows because of Zika concern

        Sunday, May 15 2016 8:06 PM EDT2016-05-16 00:06:19 GMT
        Sunday, May 15 2016 8:34 PM EDT2016-05-16 00:34:31 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        Mosquitoes usually start to come out in Region 8 around this time of year and with the Zika virus being a major concern among people, one local mosquito business has been a lot busier.

        Mosquitoes usually start to come out in Region 8 around this time of year and with the Zika virus being a major concern among people, one local mosquito business has been a lot busier.

      • Two CT women, one pregnant, test positive for Zika virus

        Two CT women, one pregnant, test positive for Zika virus

        Thursday, May 12 2016 4:24 PM EDT2016-05-12 20:24:51 GMT
        Thursday, May 12 2016 4:29 PM EDT2016-05-12 20:29:22 GMT
        (CDC photo)(CDC photo)

        Two more Connecticut women, one being pregnant, have tested positive for the Zika virus.

        Two more Connecticut women, one being pregnant, have tested positive for the Zika virus.

      • Pregnant teen with Zika virus will keep baby

        Pregnant teen with Zika virus will keep baby

        Monday, May 9 2016 2:26 PM EDT2016-05-09 18:26:58 GMT
        Monday, May 9 2016 2:26 PM EDT2016-05-09 18:26:59 GMT

        A pregnant mother from Connecticut, who was recently diagnosed with the Zika virus said she has decided to keep her baby. D 

        A pregnant mother from Connecticut, who was recently diagnosed with the Zika virus said she has decided to keep her baby. D 

      • CT health officials urge travelers to avoid Zika-affected areas

        CT health officials urge travelers to avoid Zika-affected areas

        Friday, May 6 2016 6:03 AM EDT2016-05-06 10:03:24 GMT
        Friday, May 6 2016 5:47 PM EDT2016-05-06 21:47:31 GMT

        The state Department of Public Health issued a warning on Friday and urged travelers to avoid areas affected by the Zika virus.

        The state Department of Public Health issued a warning on Friday and urged travelers to avoid areas affected by the Zika virus.

      • Pregnant woman from CT with Zika virus speaks out

        Pregnant woman from CT with Zika virus speaks out

        Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:43 PM EDT2016-05-04 21:43:20 GMT
        Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:54 PM EDT2016-05-04 21:54:30 GMT
        Sara Mujica is a pregnant woman from Connecticut who has tested positive for Zika virus. (WFSB)Sara Mujica is a pregnant woman from Connecticut who has tested positive for Zika virus. (WFSB)

        A pregnant woman from Connecticut recently tested positive for the Zika virus, and now she is speaking out.

        A pregnant woman from Connecticut recently tested positive for the Zika virus, and now she is speaking out.

      • Pregnant woman from Connecticut tests positive for Zika

        Pregnant woman from Connecticut tests positive for Zika

        Tuesday, May 3 2016 3:03 PM EDT2016-05-03 19:03:12 GMT
        Tuesday, May 3 2016 7:33 PM EDT2016-05-03 23:33:02 GMT
        (CDC photo)(CDC photo)

        A pregnant woman from Connecticut who traveled to Central America has tested positive for the Zika virus.

        A pregnant woman from Connecticut who traveled to Central America has tested positive for the Zika virus.

      • Zika seminar seeks to educate, answer questions

        Zika seminar seeks to educate, answer questions

        Tuesday, April 12 2016 1:21 AM EDT2016-04-12 05:21:55 GMT
        Tuesday, April 12 2016 3:07 AM EDT2016-04-12 07:07:57 GMT
        People showed up for a seminar Monday on the Zika virus in Mesa. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)People showed up for a seminar Monday on the Zika virus in Mesa. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

        A seminar in Mesa was held after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday the virus is scarier than they initially thought. 

        A seminar in Mesa was held after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday the virus is scarier than they initially thought. 

      • Michigan confirms first case of Zika virus

        Michigan confirms first case of Zika virus

        Wednesday, February 24 2016 3:23 PM EST2016-02-24 20:23:58 GMT
        Wednesday, February 24 2016 9:23 PM EST2016-02-25 02:23:12 GMT
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        Michigan has its first confirmed case of the Zika virus. 

        Michigan has its first confirmed case of the Zika virus. 

      • Brazil sending soldiers door-to-door to fight Zika virus

        Brazil sending soldiers door-to-door to fight Zika virus

        Friday, February 12 2016 10:54 PM EST2016-02-13 03:54:50 GMT
        Friday, February 12 2016 10:54 PM EST2016-02-13 03:54:50 GMT

        Brazil is mobilizing 200,000 soldiers to go door-to-door to inform the population about the dangers of Zika and stagnant water. 

        Brazil is mobilizing 200,000 soldiers to go door-to-door to inform the population about the dangers of Zika and stagnant water. 

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        DHH investigating 2 possible Zika cases in Louisiana

        DHH investigating 2 possible Zika cases in Louisiana

        Thursday, February 11 2016 2:31 PM EST2016-02-11 19:31:16 GMT
        Thursday, February 11 2016 2:31 PM EST2016-02-11 19:31:16 GMT
        Zika Virus (Source: CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith)Zika Virus (Source: CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith)
        The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is investigating two presumptive cases of imported Zika virus in the Louisiana. Both suspected cases are from individuals who recently traveled to a Caribbean country. Neither of the patients required hospitalization.

        The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is investigating two presumptive cases of imported Zika virus in the Louisiana. Both suspected cases are from individuals who recently traveled to a Caribbean country. Neither of the patients required hospitalization.

      • State confirms woman in Oregon contracted Zika virus

        State confirms woman in Oregon contracted Zika virus

        Wednesday, February 10 2016 2:33 PM EST2016-02-10 19:33:50 GMT
        Feb 10, 2016 02:50 PM2016-02-10 22:22:06 GMT
        Zika testing (file image/CNN)Zika testing (file image/CNN)

        The woman contracted the virus in an affected country outside the U.S. and has since recovered, according to the Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division.

        The woman contracted the virus in an affected country outside the U.S. and has since recovered, according to the Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division.

      • Ohio reports second Zika virus case, local doctor says not to be alarmed

        Ohio reports second Zika virus case, local doctor says not to be alarmed

        Tuesday, February 9 2016 5:52 PM EST2016-02-09 22:52:45 GMT
        Tuesday, February 9 2016 9:52 PM EST2016-02-10 02:52:13 GMT

        Two cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health says a 30-year-old Cleveland woman and a 21-year-old Stark County man both have the disease.

        Two cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health says a 30-year-old Cleveland woman and a 21-year-old Stark County man both have the disease.

      • 2nd confirmed case of Zika virus in NE Ohio

        2nd confirmed case of Zika virus in NE Ohio

        Tuesday, February 9 2016 10:24 AM EST2016-02-09 15:24:28 GMT
        Tuesday, February 9 2016 8:12 PM EST2016-02-10 01:12:01 GMT
        (AP Images)(AP Images)

        The Ohio Department of Health is reporting a second Ohio case of Zika virus in a returning traveler from Haiti, a 21-year-old Stark County man. 

        The Ohio Department of Health is reporting a second Ohio case of Zika virus in a returning traveler from Haiti, a 21-year-old Stark County man. 

      • Second Zika virus case confirmed in Ohio

        Second Zika virus case confirmed in Ohio

        Tuesday, February 9 2016 10:33 AM EST2016-02-09 15:33:44 GMT
        Tuesday, February 9 2016 5:53 PM EST2016-02-09 22:53:34 GMT

        The first case of the Zika virus in Ohio has been reported in Cleveland, according to the Ohio Department of Health. 

        The first case of the Zika virus in Ohio has been reported in Cleveland, according to the Ohio Department of Health. 

      • First case of Zika virus confirmed in East TN

        First case of Zika virus confirmed in East TN

        Tuesday, February 9 2016 4:15 PM EST2016-02-09 21:15:30 GMT
        Tuesday, February 9 2016 4:53 PM EST2016-02-09 21:53:30 GMT
        (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

        There is now a confirmed case of Zika virus in Tennessee.

        There is now a confirmed case of Zika virus in Tennessee.

      • Eye abnormality associated with Zika virus

        Eye abnormality associated with Zika virus

        Tuesday, February 9 2016 12:56 PM EST2016-02-09 17:56:35 GMT
        Two examples of the eye abnormality associated with the Zika virus. (Photo Source: JAMA)Two examples of the eye abnormality associated with the Zika virus. (Photo Source: JAMA)

        Doctors are reporting another abnormality that may be associated with Zika virus exposure to unborn babies.

        Doctors are reporting another abnormality that may be associated with Zika virus exposure to unborn babies. 

      • Despite fears, no confirmed Zika cases in S.C.

        Despite fears, no confirmed Zika cases in S.C.

        Tuesday, February 9 2016 12:12 PM EST2016-02-09 17:12:27 GMT
        Photo Source: PixabayPhoto Source: Pixabay

        While warmer temperatures may have you swatting mosquitoes, concerns about the Zika virus are prompting new worries about the pests.  

        While warmer temperatures may have you swatting mosquitoes, concerns about the Zika virus are prompting new worries about the pests.  

      • Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

        Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

        Monday, February 8 2016 3:40 PM EST2016-02-08 20:40:11 GMT
        Monday, February 8 2016 3:40 PM EST2016-02-08 20:40:11 GMT

        The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other places inside the houses and yards of the people they bite.

        The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other places inside the houses and yards of the people they bite.

      • Doctors urge everyone to take precautions against Zika virus

        Doctors urge everyone to take precautions against Zika virus

        Wednesday, February 3 2016 8:25 AM EST2016-02-03 13:25:35 GMT
        Wednesday, February 3 2016 8:25 AM EST2016-02-03 13:25:35 GMT
        As the first case of the Zika virus is reported in Texas by the Centers for Disease Control, local doctors urge everyone to be aware and take precaution. Researchers are still compiling data to learn more about how mosquitoes spread the virus, how sexual partners can spread it to one another, and how pregnant mothers can pass it to unborn babies.

        As the first case of the Zika virus is reported in Texas by the Centers for Disease Control, local doctors urge everyone to be aware and take precaution. Researchers are still compiling data to learn more about how mosquitoes spread the virus, how sexual partners can spread it to one another, and how pregnant mothers can pass it to unborn babies.

      • GA Department of Health says Zika virus not in state, but warns travelers

        GA Department of Health says Zika virus not in state, but warns travelers

        Friday, January 29 2016 12:30 PM EST2016-01-29 17:30:49 GMT
        Saturday, January 30 2016 12:31 AM EST2016-01-30 05:31:02 GMT
        (Source: CDC)(Source: CDC)
        The Georgia Department of Health is telling international Peach state travelers to take precautions when venturing to countries where the Zika virus has been detected. 

        The Georgia Department of Health is telling international Peach state travelers to take precautions when venturing to countries where the Zika virus has been detected. 

      • AL health officials receive two requests for Zika virus tests

        AL health officials receive two requests for Zika virus tests

        Wednesday, January 27 2016 6:17 PM EST2016-01-27 23:17:52 GMT
        Thursday, January 28 2016 8:43 AM EST2016-01-28 13:43:58 GMT
        Health officials say the Zika virus may cause pregnant women to have major birth complications and defects. (Source: WAFF)Health officials say the Zika virus may cause pregnant women to have major birth complications and defects. (Source: WAFF)

        Alabama State health officials confirm they're received two requests to test two different people for the Zika virus. The CDC reports the disease spreads through mosquitoes and has already hit parts of Central and South America as well as Africa and the Island of Samoa, in the South Pacific.

        Alabama State health officials confirm they're received two requests to test two different people for the Zika virus. The CDC reports the disease spreads through mosquitoes and has already hit parts of Central and South America as well as Africa and the Island of Samoa, in the South Pacific.

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        Arkansan tests positive for mosquito-borne Zika virus

        Arkansan tests positive for mosquito-borne Zika virus

        Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:42 PM EST2016-01-26 17:42:33 GMT
        Tuesday, January 26 2016 1:20 PM EST2016-01-26 18:20:34 GMT

        The disease is relatively new to the Western hemisphere, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

        The disease is relatively new to the Western hemisphere, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

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