Zika virus

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, delivers remarks during a press conference September 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Yesterday, he called the Zika virus "not controllable."

CDC Director Says Zika Virus 'Will Become Endemic'

There have been more than 4,000 Zika cases in the United States and over 27,000 in U.S. territories.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) arrives at a news briefing at the Capitol September 27, 2016, in Washington, DC. A day later, he'll defend necessary action from the Congress for the #FlintWaterCrisis.

Congress Approves Funding for Zika and Louisiana Floods

The bill only needs the president’s signature, but it’s still missing funding for the #FlintWaterCrisis.

Cans of mosquito repellent are seen as the Florida Department of Health gives free Zika virus tests at a temporary clinic setup at the Miami Beach Police Department on September 13, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Zika Transmission Limited to Two Mosquito Species, Study Confirms

The Culex mosquito was also believed to carry the virus, but it does not in the United States

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, speaks to the media after meeting with House Congressional members on September 14, 2016, in Washington, D.C. to discuss efforts to eradicate the Zika virus in Florida.

Florida Governor Declares Miami Neighborhood Zika-Free

However, there are new, non-travel related cases elsewhere in the state.

Dr. Stella Guerra performs physical therapy on an infant born with microcephaly at Altino Ventura Foundation on June 2, 2016, in Recife, Brazil. Microcephaly is a birth defect linked to the Zika virus where infants are born with abnormally small heads.

CDC Study Links Hearing Loss in Infants to Zika

The global virus continues to stump researchers, as new cases are reported in Florida.

Carlos Varas, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, attempts to kill mosquitos that may be in storm drains or other places where standing water leads to their breeding in the Miami Beach neighborhood as the county fights to control the virus.

Planned Parenthood Canvassers Go Door-to-Door in Miami to Prevent More Zika Outbreaks

Latinx and Haitian women are among the groups who will be targeted for outreach.

A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on August 6, 2016, in hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos. A Texan contracted the virus after spending time in the city.

Texan Contracts Zika After Visiting Miami

The U.S. must now respond to its first domestic-travel case.

A city environmental health worker displays literature to be distributed to the public on April 14, 2016, in McAllen, Texas. Health departments, especially in areas along the Texas-Mexico border, are preparing for the expected arrival of the Zika Virus.

Texas Sees First Zika-Related Infant Death

Hillary Clinton is urging Congress to do more to stop the spread of the virus.  

Barbara Betancourt holds her baby Daniel Valdes after being given a can of insect repellent by a City of Miami police officer, on Aug, 2, 2016, in Miami, Florida. A reported 17 individuals have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes.

Sobering Zika Updates Released for the US

The virus is spreading to other parts of Florida and appears to hurt fetuses more than doctors originally thought.

A research specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison processes blood samples taken from pregnant rhesus macaque monkeys infected with the Zika virus on June 28, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin. Now, researchers are a step closer to creating a vaccine

There's Good Zika News for a Change: Vaccine Development is Underway

Human test trials have already begun for immunizers.

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz Institute on June 2, 2016, in Recife, Brazil. These mosquitoes transmit the Zika virus, which Florida health officials believe is now being transmitted in local populations.

4 Zika Virus Cases in Florida Could Mean Mosquitoes Carry Virus

Florida Health Department: “A high likelihood exists that four cases are the result of local transmission.”

Mosquitos caught for testing await shipment to a lab on April 14, 2016, in McAllen, Texas.

Zika Hits Florida, Researchers Say It Could Be Moving North

Two possible non-travel cases have hit the state, and researchers say the virus may now be transmitted by more than one type of mosquito.

Zika infographic teaser from Zenngage

Infographic: Zika is Thriving in Some of America's Forgotten Territories

When we’re discussing the virus transmitted by mosquitos and unprotected sex, we can’t erase American-held territories such as Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Dr. Stella Guerra performs physical therapy on an infant born with microcephaly at Altino Ventura Foundation on June 2, 2016, in Recife, Brazil. Microcephaly is a birth defect linked to the Zika virus where infants are born with abnormally small heads.

The Senate Fails to Pass a Bill That Would Fund the Fight Against Zika in the United States

Senate Democrats blocked a Zika funding bill after Republicans tacked on provisions unrelated to the virus. What does this mean for states that are susceptible, such as Florida and Arizona?