Zika virus

SC Receives Nearly $4.5M to Fight Zika Virus

File/ABC News CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded nearly $4.5 million to South Carolina to fight the Zika virus. The CDC announced Thursday that the award is part of a nearly $60 million fund to states, cities and territories to support efforts to combat the virus. Funds will be used to support activities…

Watch: What you need to know about Zika in SC

ROCK HILL, SC –ABC COLUMBIA’S Amanda Fitzpatrick reports. York County announcing it’s first case of the Zika virus, bringing the total to 18 cases in South Carolina. Chuck Haynes with Emergency Management in York County says, “The Zika virus is not in the mosquito population, it is only in one person that traveled to a country that has Zika.” Zika…

What We Know About the First Zika Vaccine Trial

In this May 23, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito sits inside a glass tube at the Fiocruz institute where they have been screening for mosquitos naturally infected with the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Felipe Dana/AP Photo (ABC News) – A U.S. company has announced the first clinical trial of a Zika vaccine intended to prevent…

CDC: 3 Babies Born in US With Birth Defects Caused by Zika

Three babies with birth defects caused by Zika have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of pregnancy outcomes involving the virus. Birth defects from Zika were also seen in three other pregnancies that ended. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking the pregnancies of women with Zika infections since the…