In the first Zika case in Texas linked to trip within U.S., a Texas resident who recently traveled to Miami has tested positive for Zika.
The El Paso County recently returned from an area of Miami where local transmission by U.S. mosquitoes has occurred. It is also the first Zika case for the county, which has found no other evidence of the virus or local transmission.
There have been 108 cases of travel-related Zika in Texas, including three pregnant women and one person who had sexual contact with a traveler, health officials said. Continue reading
The fourth known case of the Zika virus has been identified in Yellowstone County. The infection was identified by the RiverStone Health and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
The reported case in Montana, the first of its kind, was found in a man who had travelled to an affected area. In February, Missoula County reported the first travel related case of Zika in Montana.
As of July 27, 2016 there have been 1,658 confirmed cases of Zika in the United States. Nearly all cases were travel related. Diagnosis of Zika is based on a person’s recent travel history, symptoms, and results from a blood or urine test. h/t billingsgazette
Zika is a disease caused by a virus that is spread primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species of mosquito that is not found in Montana. Travelers returning from Zika affected areas who have symptoms, or who are pregnant, or who are planning a pregnancy, should consult their healthcare provider.
Lil Wayne has suffered another seizure, this time while traveling to California on his private jet.
The “How To Love” rapper’s seizure forced the pilot to make an emergency landing in Nebraska. Upon landing Wayne refused treatment.
Wayne was flying from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to California when the seizure struck — and we’re told he’d blacked out when the pilot put the jet down Monday afternoon in Omaha. Continue reading
Superstar Iraqi-British architect, Zaha Hadid, has died. She was 65.
Reps said, Hadid died early Thursday at a hospital in Miami after suffering a sudden heart attack while being treated for bronchitis. Hadid was hospitalized earlier in the week to be treated for the illness.
The statement said Hadid, “was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today.” She was born in Baghdad in 1950 and studied at the American University of Beirut before continuing her studies at the Architectural Association in London. “By 1979 she had established her own practice in London – Zaha Hadid Architects – garnering a reputation across the world for her ground-breaking theoretical works including,” the statement said. “Working with office partner Patrik Schumacher, her interest was in the interface between architecture, landscape, and geology; which her practice integrates with the use of innovative technologies often resulting in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.” h/t theheavy
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hadid’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Baltimore Ravens star cornerback Tray Walker has died one day after being involved in serious dirt bike accident. He was 23.
Walker crashed while operating a Honda dirt bike after he collided with a Ford Escape in Miami, Florida.
The driver of the Ford stayed on scene and was not cited.
An apparent tornado has touched down in Broward County, Florida leaving behind a trail of damaged cars and buildings.
News helicopters tracked the damage, which showed vehicles, trees and buildings with heavy damage.
A locked safe has been located by a crew demolishing the Miami Beach mansion once owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The safe has not been opened and the contents remains unknown.
Crews began deconstructing the posh, but dilapidated waterfront property, now owned by Chicken Kitchen founder Christian de Berdouare. On Monday, excavators found the metal safe as they demolished the dwelling.
Excavator operator Miguel Mato tells El Nuevo Herald that the 2-foot-by-2-foot safe weighs up to 700 pounds Continue reading
Justin Bieber got his meat hook firmly implanted into Ariana Grande during her concert Wednesday night, and her man, Big Sean, is none too amused..
Sean, who was in the audience at the time of the groping, later threatened Bieber on Twitter by clearly stating: “This kid is about to learn not to touch my girl like that. Beliebe that.”
Bieber made a surprise appearance at Grande’s concert at the Forum in L.A. Wednesday, where the two performed “As Long As You Love Me.” Continue reading
Sharknado actress, Tara Reid was spotted looking frail and worryingly skinny Friday as she posed in a bikini.
Reid, 39, alarmed fans and onlookers alike while sunbathing in Miami Beach showing off an exceedingly bony rib cage and large grand canyon gap between her thighs.
The shots clearly showed Tara’s tiny frame, which has previously sparked concern among fans. Continue reading
Miley Cyrus pictured with her supposed new boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger smoking a suspicious looking cigarette.
The couple was spotted in South Beach for the Art Basel show.
Miley and Patrick stood on a hotel balcony … smoking his and hers blunts in plain view of cameras. Continue reading