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Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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CDC warns pregnant women against Zika-stricken part of Miami

Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken part of Miami and told couples who have been there recently to put off having children for at least two months, after the number of people feared infected through mosquito bites in the U.S. climbed to 14.

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Dr. Stella Guerra performs physical therapy on an infant born with microcephaly at Altino Ventura Foundation on June 2, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Dr. Stella Guerra performs physical therapy on an infant born with microcephaly at Altino Ventura Foundation on June 2, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas

The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since there's no other sure way to avoid the virus' devastating birth defects.

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mosquito on a human hand (Anest, ThinkStock)
mosquito on a human hand (Anest, ThinkStock)
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Top Senate Republican: Zika funding to get floor vote

A senior Senate Republican said Thursday that a bipartisan measure to partially fund President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus will soon get a vote.

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Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Center for Disease Control, speaks about the Zika virus in front of a U.S. map of the ranges of two different types of mosquito, Monday, April 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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US officials: The more we learn about Zika, scarier it is

Top health officials say the more they learn about Zika, the scarier the virus appears and they still need more money to fight the mosquitoes that spread it -- and for research into vaccines and treatments.

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In this April 1, 2016, file photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden speaks during a news conference at a Zika summit in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
In this April 1, 2016, file photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden speaks during a news conference at a Zika summit in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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White House: $589M to go to fight Zika virus

Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.

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A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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No sign of Ebola in CDC lab worker feared exposed Dec. 22

NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say a federal laboratory technician who was possibly exposed to the Ebola virus did not get sick.

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As flu spreads across US, CDC pushes antiviral meds

NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines.

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Gabriella Diaz, 4, getting a flu shot in January 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Gabriella Diaz, 4, getting a flu shot in January 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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CDC: Flu season continues to worsen, could peak this month

NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu is rampant in most of the country, and health officials say the season could peak soon.

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A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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CDC monitors a lab technician for possible Ebola exposure

ATLANTA (AP) -- A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials said.

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Bill requires more suicide prevention training for teachers

The latest statistics compiled by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2010 indicated New Jersey had the third lowest suicide rate in the country, but that doesn't mean suicide isn't a serious issue.

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