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The complexities of funding the fight against the Zika virus

Oct 27, 2016
Congress took eight months to approve allocating $1.1 billion to help fight the outbreak.
Nelson Tejeda, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, inspects an area in an attempt to find and kill mosquitos that are carrying the Zika virus in Miami, Florida. 

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Fighting over Zika funding continues in Congress

Jun 3, 2016
Congress has to decide how much to spend and on what.
A Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector looks at mosquito larva in a sample taken from a pool of standing water before using a pesticide. The county has been proactive in fighting the Zika virus.
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WHO warns Zika virus could infect 4 million

Jan 28, 2016
Trade is unlikely to be affected but the travel industry is already seeing impact.
Health workers fumigate in an attempt to eradicate the mosquito which transmits the Zika virus on January 28, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Two two-man teams were fumigating in the city today. Health officials believe as many as 100,000 people have been exposed to the Zika virus in Recife, although most never develop symptoms.
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Deadly virus among piglets puts hog farmers on alert

Jul 12, 2013
The virus is deadly for piglets less than a week old. Suspected to come from China, it does not affect humans.

China tackles a new outbreak of bird flu

Apr 5, 2013
Officials in China announced today that a sixth person has died from a new strain of bird flu. 14 people near Shanghai have been infected, and today authorities there decided to close all of the city's poultry markets.

If you're having Internet trouble, blame the DNS Changer

Jul 9, 2012
Is a computer of yours other than the one you’re reading this on not connecting to the Internet this morning? Plus, aliens come to earth and they love Andy Gibb.

Thousands of Mac computers reportedly infected

Apr 6, 2012
There are reports that 600,000 Apple computers around the world have been infected with a virus. The company has released a fix to protect customers.

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Apple users get a wake-up call with virus threat

Apr 6, 2012
The Flashback Trojan has reportedly infected 600,000 Apple computers around the world. Before this, Macs had a reputation for being all but immune to viruses.

Duqu. Sounds like a cute robot, right?

Oct 19, 2011
Well it most certainly is NOT. According to security firm Symantec, Duqu is a pre-cursor to the next Stuxnet virus. That could mean big trouble in...

Virus mid-life crisis

Sep 26, 2011
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first known computer virus. Known as Creeper, the virus was developed and released as a test, to see what...