Zika virus

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It is a disease that does not get much attention, but for those who suffer from Lyme disease or have close family members who do, it is an awful health problem for which they say there is not much help out.


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Senator Charles Schumer was in Buffalo on Monday, urging passage of emergency federal funding to counter the Zika virus. His visit came days after Niagara County announced its first confirmed case of the virus, which is linked to a serious birth defect.


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Concerns over the spread of the Zika virus is changing the way blood banks operate.


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Toronto (CP) — Chief Medical Officer of Health Doctor David Williams says a person who travelled to Colombia has tested positive for the Zika virus.

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein has confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in the county.

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While public researchers scramble to deal with the threat of the Zika virus, one local expert believes finding a vaccine will take a long time.


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A mosquito-borne virus has infected parts of South America and is now gaining attention in the United States.


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As concerns about the Zika virus continue to intensify, New York's senior senator  is imploring federal agencies to take decisive steps to try to contain the threat.

On Sunday, Senator Charles Schumer urged his three-point federal plan that will help contain the Zika Virus outbreak.

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With concerns over the spread of the Zika (ZEE ka) virus growing, New York State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, is providing public information.