Zika Infection Update – August 4

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker - RTX254MU

Cases of Zika infection are on the rise. Below are links to important stories.

The Government Just Launched Its First Zika Vaccine Trial in Humans

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Wednesday that it would be launching its first human trials of a vaccine for Zika virus, which is linked …
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Rubio: Trump ‘hopefully’ will pay attention to Zika

Marco Rubio called on both political parties in Washington to do more to fight the Zika virus, but he was almost mum Wednesday when asked about …
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Planning a family in the age of Zika

(CNN) Ana Cássia has always wanted to be a mother. She and her childhood sweetheart, Alberto, knew from the get-go that they wanted a big family.
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For Olympic athletes in Rio, a lack of buzz over Zika concerns

RIO DE JANEIRO — From her room in the Olympic Village, Abby Johnston can see the white plumes rising at night, residue from the front lines of this …
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Texas health officials urge Zika preacutions

AUSTIN – In the past few days, Florida health officials have reported 15 people contracted the Zika virus in the state, making these cases the first of …
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Zika fight: Data-fueled effort to get at-risk people tested quickly, stem spread

A new data-driven effort is targeting 1,850 individuals particularly at risk for the Zika virus who have been identified as living in the small Miami …
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41 US service members, 1 pregnant woman, have contracted Zika overseas

At least 41 American service members, including one pregnant woman, have been diagnosed with the Zika virus while on active duty overseas, …
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NIH Begins Testing Investigational Zika Vaccine in Humans

A healthy volunteer receives the NIAID Zika virus investigational DNA vaccine as part of an early-stage trial to test the vaccine’s safety and …
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Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Dedicate Every Available Resource to Combat Zika Infection

To ensure that Zika tests are processed as quickly as possible, DOH will … For this reason, I have directed DOH to make Zika testing available to all …