Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil
Fashion / Health / International News

Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton. Around 500 guests, including A-listers Jaden Smith and Catherine Deneuve and fashion royalty flown in from … Continue reading

Virginia ramping up efforts to prevent spread of Zika virus
Health / Local / Science / Virginia

Virginia ramping up efforts to prevent spread of Zika virus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With the summer mosquito season fast approaching and anxiety about the Zika virus growing, Virginia officials are racing to educate the public and distribute 10,000 Zika prevention kits to pregnant women. The kits, which will be provided through health care providers, include a small bottle of mosquito repellent, educational materials, and … Continue reading

Trying to get jump on Zika preparations with money in limbo
Health / International News / Latin America & the Caribbean / U.S. News

Trying to get jump on Zika preparations with money in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need. With that financing in limbo, health officials are shifting resources and setting priorities — … Continue reading

UN: Zika more worrying but Rio Olympics shouldn’t be moved
Celebrities / Health / Latin America & the Caribbean / National / Sports

UN: Zika more worrying but Rio Olympics shouldn’t be moved

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in hard-hit Brazil. “The more we learn about Zika, the more worried we get about it,” Dr. Margaret Chan said in a … Continue reading

US officials: The more we know about Zika, the scarier it is
Health / U.S. News

US officials: The more we know about Zika, the scarier it is

WASHINGTON (AP) — The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials say, as they urge more money for mosquito control and development of vaccines and treatments. Scientists increasingly believe the Zika virus sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean causes devastating defects in fetal brains if women become … Continue reading

UN: Zika virus will be ‘way down’ before Rio hosts Olympics
Health / Latin America & the Caribbean

UN: Zika virus will be ‘way down’ before Rio hosts Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization’s Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a “fantastic Olympics” and that the mosquito-borne virus will be “way down” by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO’s executive director for outbreaks and health … Continue reading