zika

Florida expands Zika zone in Miami Beach after five new cases

The active transmission zone grew from 1.5 square miles to 4.5 square miles and consists of a large portion of the popular tourist destination, Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement on Friday evening, Reuters reports. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine

US to begin human testing of experimental Zika vaccine

Inovio Pharmaceuticals said on Monday it received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to begin early-stage safety tests of its DNA-based vaccine against the mosquito-borne virus. That puts the company ahead of researchers at the National Institutes of Health, who have

U.S. President to ask Congress for funds to fight Zika virus

The U.S. President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but Obama also said there was no reason to panic