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      • Pets safe from Zika virus, but your family and home still need protection

        Pets safe from Zika virus, but your family and home still need protection

        Tuesday, May 10 2016 6:38 PM EDT2016-05-10 22:38:29 GMT
        Wednesday, May 11 2016 8:32 AM EDT2016-05-11 12:32:02 GMT
        (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

        There are 13 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Georgia, and the Obama Administration spoke out again Tuesday, calling for action two months after asking Congress for nearly $2 billion to fight the virus. It's normally transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito, but are your pets safe? 

        There are 13 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Georgia, and the Obama Administration spoke out again Tuesday, calling for action two months after asking Congress for nearly $2 billion to fight the virus. It's normally transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito, but are your pets safe? 

      • Could genetically engineered mosquitoes combat the Zika virus?

        Could genetically engineered mosquitoes combat the Zika virus?

        Thursday, August 4 2016 10:46 PM EDT2016-08-05 02:46:24 GMT
        Scientists are trying to fight the Zika virus with genetically modified mosquitoes. (Source: WOIO)Scientists are trying to fight the Zika virus with genetically modified mosquitoes. (Source: WOIO)

        A company called Oxitec believes genetically engineered mosquitoes could fight the Zika virus.

        A company called Oxitec believes genetically engineered mosquitoes could fight the Zika virus.

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