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MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 4 p.m. Two more cases of the Zika virus have been found in two additional Florida counties. State health officials said Friday that a case of the Zika virus was found in Osceola County, outside Orlando, and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A doctor convicted of murder for prescribing exorbitant amounts of painkillers that left three patients dead was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison. The conviction of Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng was rare for a doctor. It came after a dozen of her...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday said men who have been to a Zika outbreak region should use condoms if they have sex with a pregnant woman — for the entire duration of the pregnancy. The guidance also said the men might consider abstaining or using condoms even...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of a top Brazilian health research institute says scientists have discovered the presence of active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples.
LONDON (AP) — Brazilian officials say they're sending a set of samples related to the Zika outbreak to the United States, a move which follows complaints that the country was hoarding disease data and biological material. The announcement came hours after The Associated Press...
LONDON (AP) — Brazilian officials say they're sending a set of samples related to the Zika outbreak to the United States, a move which follows complaints that the country was hoarding disease data and biological material. Thursday's announcement came only hours after The...
LONDON (AP) — Sweden's Karolinska University says it is commissioning an external investigation into stem-cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini, who was cleared last year of misconduct charges related to his creation of wind pipes made from patients' stem cells. In a statement on...
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The tiny South Pacific kingdom of Tonga has declared it has a Zika epidemic after five people tested positive for the virus and another 265 are suspected of having it. Tonga Health Minister Dr. Saia Piukala told The Associated Press on Friday that the...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream — five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be...