zika

Here’s how worried you should be about the Zika virus in the United States

While Congress struggles to get anything done, here’s what you need to know.

Kylie Cheung | September 7, 2016 - 7:02 pm

The List Of Zika-Related Birth Defects Got Longer, Increasing The Negative Impact On Women And Babies

Whether or not this will actually move Republicans to take adequate action is another story.

Kylie Cheung | July 6, 2016 - 10:13 am

Abortion Rates Soar In Zika-Stricken Countries, As Women Try To Avoid Major Birth Defects

Abortion might be illegal in most of these countries, but clearly that isn’t stopping it.

Kylie Cheung | June 23, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Zika Is Potentially Transmitted By Oral Sex, A New Case Suggests

Scientists recently discovered that the mosquito-driven Zika virus rapidly spreading across the Americas can be passed along through semen, and now they believe Zika may also be transmitted through oral…

Lauren Holter | June 3, 2016 - 7:05 pm

A Second Baby Was Born With Zika-Related Birth Defects In The U.S.

On Tuesday, a baby girl was born with microcephaly in a New Jersey hospital — the second known case of a U.S.-born baby having Zika-related birth defects.

Lauren Holter | June 1, 2016 - 11:00 am

If You Visit A Zika-Infested Country, Plan On Having Protected Sex For A While

The World Health Organization (WHO) revised its guidelines, saying people who travel to Zika-infested countries should practice safe sex or not have sex at all for eight weeks.

Lauren Holter | May 31, 2016 - 3:10 pm

Pope Francis Calls Trump “Not Christian,” Says Birth Control May Be OK In Zika-Affected Regions

Pope Francis wrapped up his tour of Mexico today, holding a mass in Juarez and specifically remembering victims of “forced migration,” including women who have been”unjustly robbed of

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 18, 2016 - 3:30 pm

CDC Tells Men Who’ve Been in Zika Areas to Use Condoms

US 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…

Newser | February 7, 2016 - 10:30 am

CDC: Pregnant Women Should Go In A Bubble And Seriously Not Even Move It Could Be Dangerous

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has advised pregnant women to avoid having sex with people who may be infected with Zika, which is really just the abstinence version…

Lauren Duca | February 5, 2016 - 5:30 pm