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Ohio state researchers may have come up with an effective Zika vaccine. Symptoms from the primarily mosquito-borne disease are often mild, but the virus can lead to birth defects when it’s contracted by pregnant mothers.

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Ohio State University officials have teamed up with the Columbus Public Health Department and other agencies to inform students how to protect themselves if they travel on spring break, to Zika-affected areas.

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State and local health officials are checking out their readiness to address a possible outbreak of the Zika virus at a meeting in Columbus today.


Health officials say Ohio has a second Zika virus case, involving a 21-year-old Stark County man who traveled to Haiti.


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The Ohio Department of Health reports its first case of Zika virus in a 30 year old woman who traveled to Haiti and lives in Cleveland.

Central Ohioans Keep Travel Plans To Latin America

Feb 3, 2016

The Zika Virus has affected thousands of people in Latin America. But that hasn’t stopped many Central Ohioans from going forward with travel plans. 

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The World Health Organization has called for an emergency meeting to address the alarming spread of the Zika Virus. This hour we will discuss the virus and its effects. Also, the science behind touch and how this powerful sense plays a large part in our physical and emotional wellbeing. And, understanding why migraines tend to affect women more than men.