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Zika virus detected in woman in Spokane County

How do people become infected? There is no vaccine or medicine to treat Zika. Individuals returning to the US from Zika-affected areas who are pregnant or having symptoms of Zika illness should contact their health care provider. Late last week the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a second Zika case in New Jersey in a Hudson County woman who traveled to Honduras.

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Race against Zika in Puerto Rico

William Dobyns with the Children's Research Institute. Still, she can't stop thinking about Zika and potential birth defects. Women who are trying to become pregnant should talk to their health care provider before traveling. No instances of direct transmission via mosquito have yet taken place in the United States. Still, a Zika outbreak in the Americas has caused concern among some people considering attending the Games, and CDC's advisory could increase pressure on organizers who have ...

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Neighbor fired air rifle, unaware it hit Salma Hayek's dog

He was found dead in my ranch last Friday with a shot close to his heart. Now, we have learned authorities have closed the case after discovering the pup had been trespassing on Hayek's neighbor's property. He says the dogs barked and took off running at the end of the road but eventually came back, as was typical. The neighbor says he fired one shot from an air rifle and the other two dogs ran off.

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CDC Says Pregnant Women Should "Consider Not Going" to Olympics

One baby was born with severe microcephaly . In America, where abortion is legal and readily available, two women infected with Zika aborted their unborn babies after doctors thought the babies may have microcephaly, according to the report.

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What you need to know about Zika virus

There are presently Zika virus warnings in place in 34 countries and territories around the world, according to the latest CDC data. Zika is primarily spread by mosquito bites and it has been linked to birth defects, including infants with small heads.

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Zika Pregnancies in United States - 5 End in Disaster

Brazil has recorded 1.5 million cases of the Zika virus, making it the country hardest hit by the virus, which is thought to be transmitted by the Aedis aegypti mosquito. The overwhelming majority of the 257 women who requested lab tests - about 97 percent - turned out not to have the virus. Both cases were infected during travel to an area with ongoing local transmission.