Stories with 'zika' tag

Why it’s a good thing that you’re tired of hearing about Zika

When a health issue only affects pregnant women, the pool of at-risk patients is constantly changing.

/ June 14, 2017


11 things we learned about Zika from a top disease expert

The head of the Center for Disease Control came to Miami to talk about our Zika response and the future of the virus.

/ November 1, 2016


Why isn’t the county spraying Little River’s Zika zone?

Some say Little River isn’t getting the same attention Wynwood and Miami Beach did when it comes to Zika.

/ October 28, 2016


Does Zika really cause microcephaly?

While reporting in Miami Beach, we encountered tons of protesters who said they weren’t convinced that Zika actually caused microcephaly. We asked a few experts to explain it.

/ October 3, 2016


Miami Beach doesn’t want naled but the county’s gonna keep spraying it

Some Miami Beach residents do not want the county to keep spraying naled, and they made that pretty clear at a commission meeting on Wednesday. Here’s what went down.

/ September 14, 2016


Zika versus naled, which one is worse? Miami Beach decides.

In Miami Beach, residents are left choosing between a virus and a toxic pesticide. And a government that isn’t exactly being the most forthcoming with information.

/ September 13, 2016


How Puerto Rico’s history makes it hard to fight Zika today

Puerto Rico is facing a tremendous Zika outbreak, but the island has fought hard against insecticides to control it. Mosquito researcher Tanjim Hossein set out to find out why.

/ August 28, 2016


Why your doctor might not test you for Zika (and why that’s probably okay)

What’s the test you take if you think you have Zika, why your doctor might not test you, and other questions you might be asking yourself.

/ August 16, 2016


Gonad chomping parasites and other things we’re using to keep Zika away

We’re using a bunch of chemicals to kill all these mosquitoes — but are they actually safe? And what’s the big deal with naled? We asked the experts.

/ August 16, 2016


Why I left Miami to have my baby

Christina Frigo was in her third trimester when the Zika virus reached Miami. She’s fortunate enough to be able to leave, but worries for all the expectant mothers who can’t.

/ August 15, 2016