CDC: 234 Pregnant Women in America Carrying Zika Virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have confirmed that six infants have been born in U.S. states with birth defects following their mother’s infection with the Zika virus. 234 women in the continental United States have tested positive for Zika.

A pregnant woman gets an ultrasound at the maternity of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS) in Guatemala City on February 2, 2016. Zika virus

150 Health Experts: Move Olympics Out of Brazil over Zika

150 public health experts are calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Olympic Commission (IOC) to postpone or relocate the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in response to the outbreak of Zika virus in that city that has infected thousands and caused thousands of cases of birth defects in infants.

The Olympic Flag flies in front of ''Christ the Redeemer'' statue during a blessing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro August 19, 2012. REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES

Brazilian Researchers: Zika Has Mutated into Something More Dangerous

A new study has allowed scientists to watch the Zika virus destroy nascent brain cells in mice fetuses, proving definitively the link between the virus and birth defects in humans as well as cementing suspicions that the strain of Zika spreading in Latin America is a more dangerous mutation than those seen previously.

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More Travel-Related Zika Virus Reports in Texas

Williamson County confirmed its first case of the Zika virus on Tuesday. The person was infected when they traveled to a country plagued by the virus. A traveled-related Zika virus case in Collin County was also reported on Monday.

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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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Pregnant Woman Tests Positive for Zika in Texas

HOUSTON, Texas — A woman from El Salvador who now lives in Houston has tested positive for the Zika virus. A representative from the center where she is receiving care said it is unknown whether the woman contacted the virus through

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus, an illness strongly suspected to be linked to an outbreak of birth defects

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.

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 …

Politico: Aborted Babies Necessary for Zika Research

A new essay in the online journal Politico decries a series of new legislative measures restricting abortions, arguing that effective research to combat the Zika virus somehow depends on the unfettered right to legally kill children in the womb and freely trade with their harvested tissue.

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Olympic Commission ‘Closely Monitoring’ Corruption Chaos in Brazil

The International Olympic Commission issued a statement saying it was “closely monitoring” the increasingly unstable political situation in Brazil, but was “very confident” the nation would be able to competently host the Summer Olympics this August regardless of the outcome of weeks of protests demanding impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

FILE - In this March 13, 2016 file photo, a demonstrator holds a poster with the photo of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison stripes during a protest on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was the best of times …

WHO: Sexual Transmission of Zika More Common Than Previously Assumed

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that sexual transmission of the Zika virus is more common than previously believed, especially male carriers infecting women. WHO also reported mounting evidence for the connection between Zika, birth defects, and neurological disorders, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome.

A pregnant woman gets an ultrasound at the maternity of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS) in Guatemala City on February 2, 2016. Zika virus