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Miami Reports Three More Zika Transmissions

Three more cases of Zika virus transmission have been reported from the outbreak area in northern Miami, making a total of 25 cases reported to date.

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito larvae are photographed at a laboratory of the Ministry of Health of El Salvador in San Salvador, February 7, 2016. Health authorities continue their efforts to eliminate the mosquito-borne Zika virus, currently of which there is no no cure or vaccine. / AFP / MARVIN RECINOS …

Brazil to Sterilize Zika Mosquitoes with Radiation

Brazil has reportedly decided to use the radioactive sterilization of mosquitoes as a means of fighting the Zika virus, with the blessing of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is shipping the necessary irradiator device.

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Texas Governor Prepares Infectious Disease Task Force Amid Zika Virus Arrival

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has taken action and appointed an infectious disease task force to prepare for the Zika virus in the Lone Star state. On Thursday, the Texas Governor appointed 31 members to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Dr. John Hellerstedt will serve as director.

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Florida Governor Declares Zika State of Emergency in 4 Counties

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency over the Zika virus threat in four counties on Wednesday, saying that he wanted state resources prepared for the possibility that Zika could begin spreading through Florida’s mosquito population.

Zika mosquito larvae (Mario Tama / Getty)

Zika Virus Reaches L.A.–As Predicted

The first case of Zika virus was confirmed in Los Angles County on Tuesday within days of a warning from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) that predicted the spread of the virus throughout the Americas.