Tag: Zika Virus

Zika Virus Mosquito

Zika Poses Greater Risk for Birth Defects than Previously Suspected, CDC Warns

About 1 in 10 pregnant women infected with the Zika virus last year in the U.S. had a baby with serious birth defects, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

/ April 7, 2017
Zika Virus Mosquito

Zika Isn’t Over: New Infections Reported in Florida

Florida health officials on Monday reported on a locally acquired Zika infection in a patient who felt no symptoms but tested positive for the virus last month.

/ March 22, 2017

Common Mosquito may Transmit Zika, Dengue Fever in Same Bite

Of the 200 types of mosquitoes found in the U.S., only Aedes aegypti, also known as the yellow fever mosquito, has been found to spread multiple viruses including Zika and dengue fever, possibly at the same time.

/ November 16, 2016