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Whole-genome sequencing of preserved blood samples provides the clearest picture to date of the virus’s arrival and spread in the U.S.

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WHO: No Zika Cases Among Olympics Attendees

By | August 29, 2016

The World Health Organization reports zero laboratory-confirmed infections stemming from the Games in Rio, noting, however, that some cases may have gone undetected.

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Four individuals acquired the virus in a region of north Miami, health officials report. 

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Unexplained Zika Case in Utah

By | July 18, 2016

Health officials are investigating a case of Zika infection in a patient who acquired the virus while caring for an infected relative who died this month.

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A woman in New York who tested positive for the virus passed it on to her male partner, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Zika Update

By | July 14, 2016

Epidemic may be peaking and could end within three years, scientists suggest; dengue antibodies enhance risk of Zika infection; considering new strategies for the control of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

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People returning from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil will not substantially affect viral transmission in most participating countries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility

By | April 19, 2016

More than 2 billion people may be at risk, according to a map of global environmental suitability for transmission of the virus.

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US Zika Spread Model Updated

By | March 31, 2016

Latest map shows that the mosquito that carries the virus may reach more US cities this summer than previously estimated.

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WHO: Ebola Emergency Over

By | March 30, 2016

While additional flare-ups may occur, the World Health Organization says countries now “have the capacity to respond rapidly to new virus emergences.”

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