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WHO sees scientific consensus on Zika as cause for disorders

By Stephanie Nebehay & Julie Steenhuysen GENEVA/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome,…

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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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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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Zika virus tied to birth defects is international emergency, WHO says

By Stephanie Nebehay & Ben Hirschler GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to…

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Africa, Asia vulnerable to spread of Zika virus: WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The Zika virus linked to a microcephaly outbreak in Latin America could spread to Africa & Asia, with the world's highest birth rates, the…

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WHO creates Zika response unit to tackle global threat

Geneva (AFP) – The World Health Organization said Tuesday it had created a global unit to respond to the Zika virus, voicing fears the disease blamed for a surge in…

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Brazil issues Olympics warning as WHO declares Zika emergency

Geneva (AFP) – Brazil has warned pregnant women to stay away from the Summer Olympics after the World Health Organization declared an international emergency over the Zika virus, blamed for…

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WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling…

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WHO declares international health emergency over Zika

Geneva (AFP) – The World Health Organization on Monday said a surge in serious birth defects in South America was "strongly suspected" of being caused by the Zika virus &…

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Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hunt

By Tom Miles & Ben Hirschler GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread…

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