Stories about Health

Feb 28 2016

CDC Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Traveling to 2016 Olympics in Brazil

Zika outbreaks have erupted across most of Latin America and the Caribbean in the previous year. One of them delivered a seemingly healthy baby and the other is continuin...

Feb 28 2016

Two U.S. Women Have Reportedly Gotten Abortions Following Zika Diagnoses

The birth defect is characterized by a malformed or smaller head and brain and can result in significant developmental delays. Zika virus has been spread by mosquitoes ...

Feb 28 2016

First case of sexually transmitted Zika virus seen in France

Two cases of sexual transmissions of Zika from male travellers to their sexual partners have been confirmed in the United States in the last two weeks, according to the...

Feb 28 2016

CDC investigates 14 reports of possible sexual transmission of Zika virus

Four cases had preliminary test results, but were awaiting confirmation. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) has announced that it's investigating...

Feb 28 2016

Zika infections confirmed in 9 pregnant women in US — CDC

In its report Friday, the CDC did not give the women's hometowns; state health officials have said there were two pregnant women with Zika in IL, three in Florida and one...