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  • Local researcher continues grandfather's work on Zika virus 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 9:00 am

    FREDERICK, Maryland - As the Zika virus rages through South and Central America, probably causing women to give birth to babies with abnormally small heads, few people understand that the virus has its origins in Africa. And even fewer realize that the man who originally discovered the virus 70 years ago, Alexander John Haddow, has a Frederick and a Fort Detrick connection.

  • Florida, vulnerable to Zika virus, gets ready for fight 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:49 pm

    MIAMI - Florida's warm climate, year-round mosquitoes and revolving door of international travelers make it vulnerable to the Zika virus, but local governments here have a history of fighting off outbreaks before they become widespread.

  • Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 2:33 am

    DALLAS - Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.

  • Controlling mosquitoes will protect against Zika virus 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 4:05 am

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A Purdue University medical entomologist says taking steps to control mosquitoes and prevent bites can go a long way to protecting public health and curbing transmission of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus.

  • Q&A: Hawaii baby born with defect linked to Zika virus 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 7:24 pm

    HONOLULU - Health officials say a baby born in a Hawaii hospital is the first in the U.S. with a birth defect linked to the Zika virus, a tropical illness currently found in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

  • Q&A: Hawaii baby born with defect linked to Zika virus 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 5:10 pm

    HONOLULU - HONOLULU - Health officials say a baby born in a Hawaii hospital is the first in the United States with a birth defect linked to the Zika virus, a tropical illness currently found in Latin American and Caribbean countries. The Hawaii state Department of Health said the baby's mother likely contracted the disease while living in Brazil last year and passed it on while her child was in the womb. Here are some questions and answers about the case.