Checkup Newsroom (Zika)

2017
June
19,
2017
| 11:40 PM America/Chicago
Let's learn something about ... DEET! DEET gets a pretty bad rap. In a day and age where people are pushing for the more "natural" approaches to prevention and medical care, DEET seems to be the least natural thing out there, right? You know wh...
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2016
November
28,
2016
| 10:56 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Department of State Health Services announced today the first case of the Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas. The patient lives in Cameron County in the Rio Grande Valley and was confirmed last week by a lab tes...
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July
14,
2016
| 05:25 PM America/Chicago
West Nile and Zika. As we expected, both mosquito-borne illnesses have been reported in Tarrant County. West Nile On July 13, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) confirmed the first case of West Nile virus for the 2016 season. The case is fr...
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May
23,
2016
| 04:18 PM America/Chicago
Because of Zika, the Rio Olympics ‘Must Not Proceed’ The CDC is monitoring nearly 300 pregnant women with Zika in the U.S. states, territories Senate Passes Zika Bill That Will Go Nowhere Fast Every time she sees a new headline about Zika, M...
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April
12,
2016
| 08:21 PM America/Chicago
At a White House briefing on April 11, leading U.S. health officials raised concerns about the spread of Zika virus, including the threat of it coming to this country. “Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initia...
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March
02,
2016
| 04:36 PM America/Chicago
French scientists claim they may have found a link between the Zika virus and neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. Warren Marks, M.D., a neurologist and medical director of the Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation Programs at Coo...
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February
25,
2016
| 06:32 PM America/Chicago
The first case of the ZIka virus has been confirmed in Tarrant County. Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) identified the first imported case of Zika virus in the county, in a positive sample tested in TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory. TC...
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February
02,
2016
| 09:57 PM America/Chicago
Zika has gained attention from not only the CDC, but the World Health Organization. Leaders from the Who called Zika a “public health emergency of international concern,” earlier in the week, because how fast the virus is spreading and the continu...
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January
22,
2016
| 06:36 PM America/Chicago
The Zika virus? Up until recently, you probably had never heard of it. Discovered in Uganda in 1947 by scientists who were working to understand mosquito borne illnesses, the Zika virus has never been high on the radar of medical professionals. Tr...
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