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CDC director: Miami mosquitoes succumbing to aerial sprays

But the state's health officer, Tom Miller, says it's "very likely" Alabama will have local transmission of the virus through mosquitoes similar to what Florida is experiencing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded more than $16 million to 40 states and territories to establish, enhance, and maintain information-gathering systems to enable real-time, population-based monitoring for microcephaly and other birth defects caused by the Zika virus.

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24 treated after eating drug-laced candy at rap concert

No one from EST Fest was seriously injured in the THC matter. Those who ended up at the hospital were treated with naloxone, which has become a household name as the heroin overdose crisis spreads farther and wider across the country. THC is a mind-altering drug found in the cannabis plant. " They just felt different ". The Richland County Sheriff's Office was holding 28-year-old Matthew Lee Gross, of Ypsilanti, in jail Sunday.

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GM mosquito trial will not significantly impact environment - FDA

At least 16 people have been infected via mosquito bites, marking the first outbreak from local mosquitoes in the continental United States. Places where the virus is now circulating include most of Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands.

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Taylor Swift walks sideways to avoid paparazzi in weird video

The video premiere comes the same week Newman revealed on Twitter that he is battling a second brain tumor. IT'S been two months since he split up with Taylor Swift but the breakup is clearly still a sore topic for Calvin Harris. The male persona in the song continued to express his frustration over his ex-girlfriend with the succeeding lines that goes: "I see online that you begun to be a good girl and take trips with your boyfriend".

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US closer to using genetically modified mosquitoes that could fight Zika

In a detailed report, the FDA says using the genetically modified mosquitoes will pose no significant threat to the environment or to people. By releasing a high enough density of male OX513A into a population, temporarily protected from the effects of the gene by an antidote, the mosquitoes will pass on the deadly gene to the wild Aegypti population and, theoretically, wipe out the numbers.

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High likelihood of 'local' Zika virus transmission in US

The health body has said the risk in the state on the south-east coast of the United States is moderate, while many countries in South America, including Olympic host Brazil, is high. Scott said that area of Miami is now the only part of the state being tested for potential local transmissions of Zika. CDC has been working with state, local, and territorial health officials to prepare for locally transmitted Zika infection in the United States.