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July 19, 2016 4:06 AM How does Zika spread? Utah infection raises new questions

NEW YORK — Health officials are trying to unravel how a relative may have picked up a Zika infection from a Utah man who died. The tropical virus rarely spreads from person to person, not like the flu or the measles. The virus can pass from a pregnant woman to her fetus and cause birth defects. And it can also be spread through sex. But it is mostly 20

July 19, 2016 12:05 AM Strange New Case Might Change What We Know About Zika

A caregiver in Utah didn't contract Zika from a mosquito or sex, leading health officials to investigate a new route to transmission. The Aedes aegypti mosquito, a species that transmits Zika, is photographed through a microscope at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, known as Fiocruz, in Recife, Brazil. Zika virus infection appears to have passed from one member 16

July 18, 2016 11:54 PM Zika mystery: How did an elderly patient infect a family contact?

Those are the primary ways the Zika virus has been transmitted, until now. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that health investigators are trying to figure out how an elderly Utah patient, who died earlier this summer from complications due to a Zika infection, passed the virus on to a family contact who cared for the patient 47

July 18, 2016 10:17 PM CDC reports “surprising” but rare ways to catch Zika in the US

Elderly US traveler with viral load 100,000X the norm may have infected caretaker. An elderly Utah resident who contracted Zika virus while traveling abroad may have mysteriously passed the virus on to a family caretaker, according to health officials who are investigating the "unique" and "surprising" case. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control 19

July 18, 2016 8:15 PM Zika Virus Mystery: New Utah Case Stumps Researchers

In a puzzling case, a person in Utah became infected with the Zika virus, but health officials can't figure out how the person contracted it. The infected person was a caregiver for an elderly man who had Zika. But the case is mysterious: As far as health officials can tell, the caregiver wasn't exposed to Zika in a way that would transmit the virus 15

July 18, 2016 4:41 PM Elderly Zika patient in Utah may have infected a family contact

A Utah resident who died after contracting Zika from travel abroad may have spread the virus to a family contact who did not leave the country, raising troubling questions about a possible new route of transmission of the mosquito-borne virus, state and federal officials said Monday. Officials said they are investigating how the second person became 19

July 16, 2016 1:22 PM Your Hometown Radio Station!

The American Red Cross is urging blood and platelet donors to help replenish an "extremely low" summer blood supply. Donations have decreased drastically the past few months, resulting in a national shortage of blood with about 39,000 fewer donations than what is needed. The agency said nearly 650 fewer Red Cross blood drives were scheduled last week because 17

July 15, 2016 7:30 PM Zika is spreading. Congress did nothing. Here’s what that means

With peak mosquito season here, fears of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne (and sexually transmitted) virus Zika in the United States are mounting. Meanwhile, Congress has done nothing to prevent the situation from getting worse. Lawmakers just went into a seven-week summer holiday without passing a $1.1 billion spending bill — first requested by President 17

July 15, 2016 6:01 PM New Zika twist: F2M sexual transmission

The case reportedly involved a New York man who had vaginal intercourse with a non-pregnant woman in her twenties who happened to be at the beginning of her menstrual cycle — on the day she returned from travel to an area infected by the mosquito-borne virus. "The man reported that he noticed no blood on his uncircumcised penis immediately after intercourse 28

July 14, 2016 8:05 PM Prince Harry has HIV test in campaign to raise awareness

He confessed he was "nervous" before the simple finger-prick procedure at a London sexual health clinic. It was the first time a member of the royal family had been publicly tested for HIV and was akin to the efforts of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, to break down the stigma surrounding the disease. In the late 1980s, when many still believed 24