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Zika virus

CDC says Zika will be endemic

MIAMI — The Zika virus is more prevalent than Florida health officials have reported, and pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Miami-Dade County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last month. Because of the local spread of the virus, the CDC also reinforced recommendations for measures to prevent exposure to Zika.

Concerns about Zika threat on the rise in this country

WASHINGTON — A new study suggests that the Zika virus can live and cause damage in newborns for at least two months after birth, raising new concerns among health officials across the globe. The report, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, involves a baby boy born in January to a woman in

NACDS Foundation to hold Zika virus webinar

NACDS Foundation to hold Zika virus webinar

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation this week plans to hold a webinar on protection against the Zika virus. In the webinar, titled “Zika Prevention Strategies: Patient & Community Health,” health officials will discuss prevention strategies focusing on mosquito bite prevention and avoidance of exposure. The NACDS Foundation noted that

NACDS Foundation plans Zika campaign in Puerto Rico

NACDS Foundation plans Zika campaign in Puerto Rico

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation is launching a radio and digital education initiative in Puerto Rico to address rising concerns over the Zika virus. Plans call for the NACDS Foundation to begin airing radio messages on May 9 to urge women to seek advice from doctors and pharmacists about

WBA steps up to combat the spread of Zika virus

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) announced last month that it would donate $100,000 to the CDC Foundation toward its Zika virus education and prevention campaigns. The company also said it would dedicate space inside its 120 drug stores in Puerto Rico where customers could learn about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Walgreens teams up with CDC to fight Zika virus

Walgreens teams up with CDC to fight Zika virus

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent the spread of the Zika virus in Puerto Rico. The drug chain said Monday that all 120 of its drug stores in Puerto Rico will allocate space to provide information on CDC-recommended steps to avoid contracting the