10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2016

Headlines for today …. here they are!!

The Fifth Column



1. Texas reports first U.S. case of Zika transmission
On Tuesday U.S. health officials in Texas reported the first domestic case of transmission of the Zika virus. The virus is normally mosquito-borne, but the Texas patient was believed to have contracted Zika through sex while traveling abroad. Zika has been spreading rapidly through the Americas, and has been linked to severe birth defects in babies in Brazil. On Wednesday the World Health Organization, which this week declared Zika’s spread an international public health emergency, called for further research into sexual transmission of Zika.

Source: Reuters, Reuters

2. Republicans go after Trump in New Hampshire after his Iowa setback
On Tuesday GOP presidential candidates and other conservative leaders heaped criticism on Donald Trump in New Hampshire, aiming to chip away at his polling lead ahead of the state’s Feb. 9 primary. Sen. Ted Cruz…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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