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The Stories We're Digging This Week

This weekend, BuzzFeed's features team is curating the Digg homepage. Check out that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.

FDA Approves Mutant Mosquito Experiment In Florida Keys

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.

CDC Widens Warnings About Zika And Pregnancy

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.

Zika Panic Spreads Among Pregnant Women

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.”

3 Zika Deaths In Venezuela

Although the Zika virus normally causes only mild symptoms, Venezuela is reporting hospitalizations and three deaths as the virus linked to birth defects spreads.

Texas Confirms Case Of Zika Virus Transmitted By Sexual Contact

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.

Americans: Don’t Panic Over Zika Just Yet

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.

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