Health

Microcephaly cases in Brazil rise to 3893, linked to Zika

First detected in Africa in 1947, it baffled health experts in the second half of 2015 by spreading quickly through Central and South America. While lacking c...


National Guard Activated to Distribute Water as Flint Lead Poisoning Crisis Continues

Thousands of bottles of water await distribution in a county warehouse as volunteers accompanied by Michigan State Police and Gennessee County Sheriff's Deputie...


Brazil trying to develop vaccine against Zika virus

Health experts are unsure why the virus, which was first detected in Africa in 1947 but unknown in the Americas until past year, is spreading so rapidly in Braz...


Details about the latest round of bird flu

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have arrived in the state where officials told Indiana Public Media that 245,000 commercial turkeys and 156,000 comme...


CDC issues travel alert for pregnant women

Zika in adults causes acute symptoms including chills, fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...


Illinois pregnant women test positive for Zika virus

What is the Zika virus? For decades, it was considered a minor-league virus, especially compared to major killers such as malaria and dengue. It is native to ...