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KBC prepares to begin testing donations for Zika

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is preparing to begin testing blood donations for the Zika virus following the FDA guidance released Friday recommending blood centers begin testing all blood donations.

CDC: Re-test shows Lexington baby does not have Zika virus

An infant in Lexington, suspected of having been infected with the Zika virus, has not tested negative.

State officials to spread awareness of Zika at state fair

State officials are raising awareness about the Zika virus at this year's Kentucky State Fair.

Doc-On-Call – Dr. Ryan Stanton – Zika Virus Concerns 8-12

ABC 36's Doc-On-Call, physician Ryan Stanton, sits down with ABC 36's Lauren Gawthrop to answer a viewer question voicing concerns over the Zika virus.

Governor: 14 Florida Zika cases likely caused by mosquito

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says there are 10 new infections of the Zika virus likely transmitted by mosquitoes, bringing the total in the state to 14.

First travel-related Zika infection identified in Fayette Co.

The first instance of laboratory-confirmed infection with Zika virus in Lexington was recently identified in a Fayette County infant born to a woman who had travelled during pregnancy to an area where the virus is circulating.

Avoiding the Zika Virus – Frontier Nursing University 7-15

ABC 36's Lauren Gawthrop sits down with Kelly Wilhite, from Frontier Nursing University, to talk about preventive measures you can take to protect yourself from the Zika virus.

Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time

A New York City woman has infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.

Experimental Zika vaccine to begin human testing

An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in coming weeks, after getting the green light from U.S. health officials.

Living with the Zika Virus

Your health - Living with the Zika Virus

UK HealthCare doctors discuss Zika prevention

At a press conference on Tuesday, doctors at UK HealthCare urged Kentuckians to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites this summer, and to be aware of travel warnings and developing information regarding the Zika virus.

State strengthens efforts to fight Zika virus

With the Memorial Day holiday signaling the start of summer and vacation season for Kentuckians, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has strengthened its response efforts to Fight the Bite against Zika virus to include the ability to now test for Zika virus at its public health laboratory in Frankfort, in addition to urging people to follow mosquito precautions and avoid traveling to Zika-affected areas.

Avoid Zika virus with these tips from FCPS

A flyer from Fayette Co. Public Schools focuses on steps Kentuckians can take to avoid the Zika virus.

House GOP unveils $622M measure to combat Zika virus

House Republicans have unveiled a $622 million measure to battle the Zika virus, offering President Barack Obama just one-third of the money he requested almost three months ago.

Kentucky ag, health departments work together to prevent Zika virus

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined other state officials and science experts on Monday to announce a partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Department for Public Health to prevent the spread of Zika virus in Kentucky.

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department prepares for Zika

Health officials are pushing Congress for more money to fight Zika.

Pregnant woman becomes 3rd confirmed case of Zika virus in KY

A woman who is pregnant is the third Kentucky resident who has tested positive for Zika virus disease after traveling to an affected area where the virus is circulating, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH.)

Second case of Zika virus reported in Kentucky

A second Kentucky resident has tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling in a Caribbean country where the virus is circulating, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH.)

Travelers urged to take steps to prevent mosquito bites

Kentucky health officials are urging spring break travelers to take steps to prevent mosquito bites if traveling to areas of the globe where the Zika virus has been documented.

Kentucky family contracts Zika Virus

The Carrolll family is originally from Murray, but their love for helping others guided them to Haiti. They've been living there for the past 16 months, working as missionaries for Heart of Gold Haiti.

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