Florida officials confirmed five new cases of Zika on Tuesday, including one located in the Tampa Bay area hundreds of miles from Miami, where the first locally transmitted case of the virus was identified in the United States.
Just two days before a liberal Super PAC announced that it would spend $1 million on television ads supporting Patrick Murphy it received a $1 million check from Murphy’s father.
A National Institutes of Health official warned Sunday that Zika could spread across the U.S. Gulf Coast and that the mosquito-born virus could “hang around” the nation for a year or two.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised pregnant women Friday to avoid travel to Miami-Dade County after Florida officials identified a second area where the Zika virus is spreading locally.
A Florida man was arrested on Tuesday for shooting an alligator that was threatening his horses and attacked his stepson.
U.S. researchers have found that Zika can attack special populations of brain cells in adult mice in the part of the brain involved in learning and memory, raising new questions about how the virus may be impacting millions of adults who have been infected with the virus.