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NIH Confirms Apparent Zika Virus Transmission in U.S.

Courtesy: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

ZIKA VIRUS UPDATES:   Health investigators recently  have discovered the first cases of Zika virus being spread within the U.S.  The first cases discovered are in Florida and that means mosquitos in the area could be spreading the virus.  Another case was in Utah where a man contracted the virus while traveling outside the U.S. and later died but not before transmitting the virus to his son who was taking care of him before he died.

Credit Courtesy: National Institutes of Health
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / National Institutes of Health

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.