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Florida health officials probe 1st possible Zika case from Miami mosquito bite

MIAMI – Florida health officials have trapped mosquitoes in an area of Miami-Dade County and are testing them for Zika to confirm whether a woman with the virus could be the first person infected directly by a mosquito bite in the continental United States. 730 more words


Odin Save Us from … War on Terror Nostalgia?!

Given sufficient passage of time, any cultural compost will, it seems, eventually take on a patina of fond remembrance; but Joey Steel, in his April 2012… 818 more words

CDC: Rio Olympics Won't Increase Risk Of Zika Transmission

If you’re planning on traveling to Rio de Janeiro in August for the Olympics, you can worry about your team winning or whether or not you’ll catch a glimpse of a famous athlete, but the Centers for Disease Control says you probably shouldn’t be concerned about an increased risk of catching the Zika virus. 204 more words

Connecticut to receive $320,564 to address Zika virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut will be receiving a $320,564 federal grant to help support its response to the Zika virus.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro announced Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding will be used to identify and track Zika outbreaks, coordinate Connecticut’s response effort and help affected families find services. 82 more words


CDC says filtration system inadequate at waterpark where amoeba killed teenager

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Chlorination and filtration systems were inadequate at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where a rafter became infected with a deadly amoeba, a federal health official said Thursday. 211 more words


FDA says stop eating raw cookie dough

WASHINGTON – In a warning that’s sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this week that people should not eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. 248 more words


5 Foods That Put You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Cancer and heart disease are, respectively, the number one and two killers in America today. But, ranked as number seven by the Centers of Disease Control, Diabetes is rapidly rising in the ranks. 446 more words