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New Zika Virus Test Receives Emergency Approval

A new test for the ZIka virus has received emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just as officials announced the discovery of an additional mosquito found to be carrying the virus deep into the United States.

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Brazil Nears 100,000 Zika Cases Less Than 100 Days from Olympics

Brazil confirms this week it has documented a staggering 91,387 cases of Zika in 2016, with more than 7,000 cases being pregnant women. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns the number of Zika cases globally is set to increase, though cooling temperatures may finally lower the rates of infection in Brazil itself.

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Theranos: Feds Launch Criminal Investigation

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have opened criminal and civil probes into blood-testing company Theranos, just days after reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services were proposing to shutter its labs and ban its founder from the medical testing business.

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Zika Virus: UT Develops Bio-Warfare Against Mosquitoes

Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin have developed an algae that could be effective in controlling the mosquito population. The anti-mosquito bio-weapon could be effective in reducing the spread of the Zika virus.

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New Front Opens In War On Superbugs

A newly-discovered antibiotic-resistant gene is threatening to open a new front in the war against superbugs by rendering a last-resort drug impotent, experts warn. The gene’s resistance to colistin, a life-saving medication which has been around for 60 years, is

BRAZIL, Brasília : A member of the Brazilian armed forces looks for larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue and Chikungunya fever and Zika virus, at a school in Brasilia, on February 19, 2016. On Friday, the government held a national day of mobilization against the Zika virus to raise awareness among teachers, students and school officials about the need to eliminate breeding grounds of the mosquito. AFP PHOTO/ EVARISTO SA

Zika Virus Battle Is the Biggest Military Operation in the History of Brazil

With 220,000 troops on the ground and 315,000 public officials on call, the operation to eradicate the Zika virus from Brazil has become the largest military operation in that nation’s history. Many fear attempts to eradicate the mosquito-borne illness before the Summer Olympics in August will not be enough, however, as scientists study the deadly complications that accompany the disease.