One in 7 babies prenatally exposed to Zika has health problems, CDC says

Nearly one in seven babies born to women infected with the Zika virus while pregnant had one or more health problems possibly caused by the virus, according to a Vital Signs report published Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The problems consisted of birth defects including small head size, brain damage, eye damage and nervous system problems, such as vision and hearing impairments, as well as seizures.

9 ways to combat mosquitoes naturally

Hate mosquitoes, but hate the chemicals often used to keep them at bay more? With the nation's growing concern about mosquito-borne diseases, try these natural repellents.

Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses, study finds

In 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus caused birth defects in babies born to women who had been infected while pregnant. This was the first mosquito-borne disease known to cause birth defects.

Study links mosquito spray to delayed motor skills in babies

Naled -- the main chemical ingredient in the bug spray used in Miami to ward off Zika-carrying mosquitoes -- has an association with reduced motor function in infants, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Environmental International.