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Brazil will make Olympics safe from Zika virus: WHO official

BRASILIA (Reuters) – World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday Brazil is doing a satisfactory job tackling the Zika virus & ensuring that the Olympic games…

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Brazil troops battle Zika mosquitoes

SAO PAULO (AP) — More than 200,000 army, navy & air force troops fanned out across Brazil on Saturday to teach people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that…

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Defeating Zika: The Big Questions Researchers Are Trying to Answer

At least a dozen research groups are now working on developing a Zika virus vaccine, according the World Health Organization (WHO). But scientists are moreover investigating many more questions approximately…

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Researchers find new Zika clues to birth defect in fetus study

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Researchers on Wednesday reported new evidence strengthening the association between Zika virus & a spike in birth defects, citing the presence of the virus…

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World's top scientists pledge to share all findings to fight Zika

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Thirty of the world's leading scientific research institutions, journals & funders have pledged to share for free all data & expertise on Zika to…

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Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic

By Roberta Rampton & Ben Hirschler WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home &…

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Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impact

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – One major hurdle is thwarting efforts to measure the extent of the Zika epidemic & its suspected links to thousands of birth…

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Zika: profile of an enigmatic virus

Paris (AFP) – The world's latest health scare is Zika: a tropical, mosquito-borne virus that holds little danger for most people, yet could completely derail the lives of some. Most…

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S. America in Zika crisis talks as sexual transmission feared

Montevideo (AFP) – South American health ministers launched emergency talks Wednesday on fighting the fast-spreading Zika outbreak after a US case of sexual transmission of the virus, which has been…

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As Zika spreads, Texas reports sexually transmitted case

Miami (AFP) – The Zika virus has been transmitted sexually, top US health authorities confirmed, fueling fears of the rapid spread of the disease blamed for a surge in the…

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