• We Know Zika Is A Big Problem In Puerto Rico. We Just Don't Know How Big

    3 monthes ago - By The Huffington Post

    The Zika virus is still a significant threat to Puerto Rico, even though it has all but disappeared from the U.S. news cycle and, state health officials say, mosquitos in Florida.
    The climate in Puerto Rico ― a U.S. territory that has been struggling with a budgetary crisis and has had little intervention from state health programs ― is ideal for the aedes aegypti mosquitos that spread infectious diseases. There have been 40,000 confirmed Zika cases among residents.
    All of this could also affect travelers to the island. Little information is coming from Puerto Rico, which could give...
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  • Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds

    Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds

    3 monthes ago - By ABC News

    The bites can carry several viruses.
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  • Cuba Says Zika Tally Rises to Nearly 1,900 Cases

    3 monthes ago - By Medscape

    Cuba said on Thursday 1,847 residents had so far contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus, warning that certain provinces on the Caribbean island still had high rates of infestation despite a series of measures to stave off the epidemic.
    Reuters Health Information
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  • Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other viruses

    3 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite, scientists report.
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