zika

Dubstep Song Distracts Mosquitoes from Biting

It won't be long before you are swatting mosquitoes away from your body and spraying bug repellent all over your body. But this year you may want to bring out your Bluetooth speaker and play Skrillex! The Grammy Award-winning electronic dance music (EDM) artist with a very distinctive sound, known...
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Interactive Map Shows Several Florida Counties With High Zika Risk

Temperatures are rising as we edge closer to summer and threat of misquotes spreading the Zika virus once again will be a big concern, especially for parents-to-be in Alachua, Columbia, Dixie and Union counties. A new interactive map from St. Louis University shows the areas of highest risk of Zika...
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Hurricane Matthew May Have Help Halt The Zika Virus For A Time

While Hurricane Matthew has left 4 Floridians dead and millions without pwoer in its wake, there may be a silver lining. The hurricane could put the brakes on the spread of the Zika virus in south Florida, for a while anyways. Usually after tropical weather, adult mosquitoes get washed away by...
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Three Existing Drugs Might Treat Zika Infections

Some good news on the Zika Virus fight. It appears there are three drugs already on the market that have been able to kill the Zika virus, however scientist are not sure if the drugs will actually work on humans who have the Zika virus. The drugs, one currently used on cancer patients, one for...
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Florida Offers Free Zika Kits For Expecting Mothers

So far, 15 people in Florida have been infected by the Zika virus as health officials scurry to address the potential epidemic. The virus, spread by mosquitos, is especially devastating to pregnant women as the virus causes birth defects. The CDC is warning pregnant women and those planning on...
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