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Two South Bay counties report their first Zika virus cases

"There is no reason for the general public to be concerned that they are at risk for getting Zika in San Mateo County at this time", said Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County health officer.

"This is an opportunity to get ahead of the curve", he told the summit's attendees. The Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites from Aedes aegypti and causes only a mild illness in most people. "Residents should stay current on global travel alerts for countries where Zika virus is circulating, particularly women who are or may become pregnant".

The virus is spread mainly by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which also live in parts of the U.S. It was thought to be mainly in the South but the CDC revised its map this week, showing the mosquito has been found in parts of the Midwest and Northeast. The Zika mosquito likes to bite indoors. But they don't know for sure. Puerto Rico, a USA territory, has already experienced hundreds of locally acquired cases of Zika, which Frieden believes could expand to hundreds of thousands of cases by the end of 2016.

Warmer temperatures and rising mosquito populations are expected to bring the virus to southern USA states within weeks.

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FBI Director James Comey vowed to pursue justice, stating at the conference, "the world is small, and our memory is long". It is nearly certain that Iran will not send the accused to the United States , and they have not been arrested.

UConn rolls to 4th consecutive national title behind Stewart
National Player of the Year Breanna Stewart had 24 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in UConn's 82-51 victory over Syracuse. Last night, the UConn women's basketball team won its fourth straight NCAA Championship by defeating the Syracuse Orange.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that there is now scientific consensus that the Zika virus is connected with microcephaly - a condition in which babies are born with very small heads and brain damage.

The Zika response will likely mean workers will go door to door, sometimes asking to go on properties and even spray.

Spraying is done in neighborhoods with reports of mosquitoes.

There are continued fears about an outbreak of mosquito-borne disease in Fiji after the category five Cyclone Winston devastated a large part of the country in February. McAllen Health Department officials said they started placing mosquito traps around the city earlier this year. No transmission of the disease took place in the United States, and there was no risk of the virus spreading to the local community from this case, according to the Health System.

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