Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.

Declaration helps Florida mosquito control

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Puerto Rico health officials are reporting a total of 7,296 Zika cases in the U.S. territory that include 788 pregnant women. Friday's announcement comes as Puerto Rico prepares to use the organic larvicide Bti to fight the mosquito-borne...

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