Zika virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has issued a travel advisory for pregnant women visiting Florida due to the Zika virus outbreak.

The CDC is also advising women who travel to Florida to avoid getting pregnant until at least 8 weeks after visiting the Florida area.

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Last year, I told you that 1 out of every 3 black gay males in Atlanta was HIV positive. The CDC just released the latest statistics, and the numbers are worse.

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Zika virus

A mosquito-borne virus that causes horrific birth defects in babies has spread to New York from Latin America.

ABC affiliate WABC-TV reports four cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in the New York area.

None of the cases involve pregnant women. At least 2 of the cases got the infection when they traveled outside of New York.

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Kaci Hickox

A nurse who was placed under forced quarantine in New Jersey after arriving from West Africa says she will sue the state of NJ.

Despite testing negative for Ebola twice, Kaci Hickox is being held inside a specialized tent at University Hospital in Newark, NJ.

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Ebola patient

The 2nd American Ebola patient arrived in Atlanta from Liberia today.

Nancy Writebol arrived on a private jet at Dobbins military base near Atlanta just after 12 noon. Writebol was transported to Emory Healthcare by a specially equipped ambulance.

Video from a CNN helicopter showed Writebol being removed from the ambulance on a gurney and wheeled into the hospital by 2 healthcare workers wearing hazmat suits.

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