The US State Department is coordinating with Canada on investigating the finding.
The mosquito-borne Zika virus is still a problem in many parts of the world. Here's what people in the US, including travelers and pregnant women, need to know.
A new study is arguing that a single mutation in the Zika virus could be behind the 2016 epidemic of brain damage in infants.
"This lady was like, I don’t know what’s in the water but I’m not getting in."
"I think there’s a lot of reason for concern at this moment," Ron Klain, who coordinated the White House Ebola response under President Obama, said at a global health meeting Tuesday.
Texas health officials on Monday reported the first local case of Zika virus infection in the Lone Star State.
The disease is still spreading, health officials said.
Congress inches closer to the September 30th deadline before the government shuts down.
As the game shifts to voter mobilization, the Clinton campaign will try to reel in Puerto Rican voters, by appealing to their connection to the island.
A US Senate vote on Tuesday knifed a $1.1 billion funding bill to help federal health agencies fight the spread of the Zika virus.
“Why would the Democrats continue to do that with American lives in jeopardy? That’s the question that needs to be asked" Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy argued Tuesday.
New outbreaks of Zika are still cropping up in regions across the globe, including Singapore and Guinea-Bissau.
Blood donations nationwide should be tested for the Zika virus, federal health officials said on Friday, spurred by outbreaks in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Frustrated by the Florida governor’s focus on mosquitoes, Planned Parenthood wants Miami residents to know about Zika's sexual risks.
Florida's governor on Friday confirmed that five people have been infected with the Zika virus in one of the state's main tourist hubs.
A new study shows that the Zika virus harms brain cells in adult mice. Critics are skeptical that the study will apply to people, and worry it risks diverting public health resources from pregnant women.
Though no local transmission is taking place in Texas so far, the state is watching for signs that mosquitoes are carrying this virus.
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Several visitors told BuzzFeed News that the health risks concerning people leading up to the games haven't affected their experiences so far.
As Florida's local Zika infection count rises, Hillary Clinton is calling for a special session of Congress to pass a bill to fund Zika prevention and testing.
US officials concluded a field test in the Florida Keys of mutant mosquitoes engineered to kill off their disease carrying kin wouldn't harm the environment. Florida officials still need to approve the experiment on an isolated island.
Six out of seven companies targeted by the New York Attorney General's office took their products offline by Thursday or agreed to change their advertising.
Too many women aren’t using effective birth control in Zika-vulnerable states, a new CDC report finds.
Florida governor Rick Scott added 10 cases of the Zika virus transmitted by local mosquitoes to the count in Miami. He asked for federal emergency help to stem an outbreak.
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Florida health officials have confirmed that the Zika virus has spread to the continental US. The virus can cause severe birth defects.
Local mosquitoes may be infecting people with Zika in south Florida, prompting the FDA to halt blood donations there. But the CDC hasn't weighed in yet.
If confirmed, it could be the beginning of a US-based outbreak.
A relative of an elderly Utah man who died of a Zika virus infection now has the disease, health officials say. The report is the first of the disease infecting a caretaker.
New York health officials reported on Friday the first case of a woman transmitting Zika to a man via sex. The man developed the disease seven days later.
The unidentified patient died in June after having traveled to an area where Zika is transmitted.
More athletes — nearly all of them golfers — are bowing out of the Summer Olympics in Brazil as concerns over the Zika outbreak continue.
Five golf stars have stated that due to fear of contracting the disease, they will not participate in the Rio games.
A study of Zika infections in monkeys shows the virus typically goes away in 10 days, but lingers much longer during pregnancy.
The World Anti-Doping Agency did not give a reason for the suspension, which means blood samples will have to be flown to another country for testing.
A new study released in the New England Journal Of Medicine on Wednesday confirms what women's health activists have been warning for months.
About 1.1% of blood donors in Puerto Rico are testing positive for the Zika virus. The blood screening suggests that about 25% of the island’s population will catch Zika this year.
Colombia has recorded some 65,000 Zika cases since October, and a wave of infected pregnant women are now giving birth, with only a few severe birth defect cases reported so far.
The United Nations health organization reiterated that the Zika virus is a public health emergency, but poses little risk of spreading due to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this August.
''I'm thinking about [whether or not to go], just like every athlete, or any other person considering going to Rio, should be thinking about it.''
"Based on current assessment, canceling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," the World Health Organization said.
Federal health officials added pregnant women with positive Zika virus tests, but without symptoms, to disease reports. Babies can be affected even if their mothers did not show symptoms of the virus during pregnancy.
As the Zika virus heads north, a billion dollar battle over Zika funding is playing out in Washington D.C. Scientists are angry at how long it’s taken. UPDATE: Late on Wednesday night, the House passed its Zika funding bill in a 281-184 vote.
Zika virus tests of pregnant women are excessively backlogged in various states and territories nationwide, a federal health official said.
Microcephaly cases are “just the tip of the iceberg” of birth defects caused by the Zika virus, said one researcher. New mouse studies confirm that Zika kills fetal brain cells.
A trip to Mexico. Red eyes. A rash. Probable diagnosis: Zika.
A Dallas case of Zika was transmitted by anal sex between an infected man and his male partner, federal health officials reported on Thursday.
A genetic analysis of the Zika virus suggests it arrived in Brazil at least a year ahead of the outbreak. Nobody knows why it took so long to spread.
Scientists estimate June through September will bring the widest spread of the mosquitoes that carry Zika. But the virus itself isn't likely to spread in the U.S., experts say, because of air conditioning and other mosquito-control efforts.
“I would take this as a low end estimate of the risk,” one scientist said.
Pregnant women in Brazil and elsewhere have lots of questions, and no good answers. “Pregnant women are almost forgotten,” one Brazilian woman said. “All the advice is to not get pregnant.”
This is intense, but also feels more manageable now.
Of nine pregnant U.S. women with Zika infections, two miscarried, one delivered an infant with microcephaly, and two had abortions because of brain abnormalities, federal officials reported Friday.
On Thursday, researchers linked the Zika virus to a stillborn fetus who not only had an abnormally small head, but a swollen belly. It’s the first suggestion that Zika could cause birth defects outside of the brain.
Every weekday morning, Cecilia Kosmann releases mutant mosquitoes through the window of a van into the sleepy neighborhoods of Piracicaba, Brazil. The insects pass a lethal gene to their offspring, slashing the wild population’s numbers.
The pope's comments run counter to tradition in the Catholic Church.
Although the Zika virus normally causes only mild symptoms, Venezuela is reporting hospitalizations and three deaths as the virus linked to birth defects spreads.
Two possible vaccines for the mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects have been identified.
There is no hard proof that Zika has caused a wave of severe birth defects in Brazil. But a new study reports the fifth case of a fetus with a shrunken head carrying the virus in its brain.
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Most countries contacted by BuzzFeed News said they weren’t particularly worried about Zika compared to other mosquito-borne infections.
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Meanwhile, international researchers say Brazil has not shared enough samples and data for them to investigate previous studies that have linked the virus with birth defects.
Mosquitos thrive in just the kind of environment that's home to the region's poor.
A tropical virus spreading explosively through Central and South America was sexually transmitted to a person in Dallas. The finding confirms the virus can be sexually transmitted and is the first locally acquired U.S. case of the virus during the current outbreak.
The World Health Organization has declared Zika-caused microcephaly a global health emergency. Here's the latest.
Health officials confirmed two cases of the Zika virus had been discovered in the Australian state of New South Wales.
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Early reports said that Jamaica's first confirmed Zika infection stemmed from a 4-year-old's travel to Texas. But Texas says it ain't so.
The Zika virus is spreading "explosively" according to the WHO, affecting 24 regions. In Brazil, Zika has been linked to an increase in birth defects, particularly microcephaly, or an abnormally small brain.
The explosive spread of Zika virus, and associated severe birth defect reports, has triggered an emergency international public health summit.
The spread of Zika in the U.S. hinges on how, and which, mosquitoes carry the virus. Aedes aegypti likes to bite people in homes, but most in the U.S. have screens and air-conditioning.
Up to 4 million cases are estimated for the Americas in the next year, prompting the declaration from the World Health Organization.
Public Health England advises British travellers delay pregnancy for a month after returning from Zika transmission areas.
A U.S. travel warning calls for pregnant women to avoid trips to Latin and South America because of birth defects linked to a tropical disease outbreak. “There is a real risk the disease will spread,” one expert said.
While the WHO declares Zika-linked birth defects a global health emergency, the U.S. CDC is warning pregnant women about traveling to 28 regions where the virus is spreading.