U.K. to vote on EU status

U.K. to vote on EU status

Rachel Henley, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

The United Kingdom could be ready for a “Brexit” this June. A referendum to vote on whether or not the state leaves the European Union will take place in the U.K. and Gibraltar on June 23. Continue reading “U.K. to vote on EU status”

WHO declares emergency over virus

WHO declares emergency over virus

Kathryn Long, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

A “public health emergency of international concern” is how the World Health Organization recently classified the Zika virus.

At this point, the Zika virus has infected over 20 countries in Central and South America. Although Zika itself has yet to spread within the U.S., there have been reported cases of the virus from individuals who have traveled to infected countries and returned.

The Zika virus is transferred mainly through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It may result in symptoms such as a rash, a fever or, for 80 percent of those infected, no symptoms at all.

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