Shannon Rider is hard at work. She is going door to door in a West Monroe neighborhood looking for dangerous diseases in people’s flowerpots, buckets and birdbaths. She and her team at Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement are serving as a sentinel against an unseen danger. On Friday, July 22, the Louisiana Department of Health received confirmation of another travel related case of Zika in Louisiana. The Zika virus can cause deformities of the heads of the babies of infected pregnant women....
A 26-year-old man is under arrest for going on a rampage in an assisted care facility near Tokyo, in a shocking attack that's being called the worst mass killing in postwar Japan. Police say the man turned himself in after he killed 19 people and injured more than 20.Satoshi Uematsu, 26, is a former employee of the facility in the city of Sagamihara; police say he broke into its building around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, committed murder, and later drove to the local police station. Multiple Japanese...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv_AQcUZmEU What do you want to know about the Zika virus?We asked our audience, and on Jan. 26 we posed their questions to NPR global health correspondent Jason Beaubien and South America correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in a live video Q&A, moderated by Goats and Soda editor Malaka Gharib. Garcia-Navarro participated from Rio de Janeiro.Beaubien and Garcia-Navarro are covering the disease for NPR.More than 100 people submitted questions via social media...
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