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The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia – WHO

The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide

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Zika virus, not a new phenomenon in Nigeria- expert

The chairman of the local organizing committee of the 3rd Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) conference, Dr Sam Awolola has established the fact that Zika virus, one of the deadly viruses in recent time is not new in Nigeria. He

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Senate resumes gridlock as Zika funding vote fails

The top Republican and Democratic Senate leaders returned from their seven-week summer recess Tuesday and picked up where they left off in July — harshly blaming the other’s party for inaction on critical bills to battle Zika and fund the

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No Zika cases detected among Olympics participants: WHO

No Zika cases have so far been detected among athletes, spectators or other participants in last month’s Olympic Games in Brazil, the World Health Organization said Friday. “We don’t have any confirmed cases of Zika amongst travellers or amongst… the

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Three new cases of local Zika transmission in Florida

[views] Florida health officials on Tuesday said they were investigating three new Zika virus cases likely stemming from local mosquito bites in Miami-Dade County, including two cases outside of the known areas of active transmission. The new infections bring the

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US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika

[views] Donated blood should be tested for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators warned Friday amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the United States. “There is still much uncertainty regarding the nature and

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First known case of sexual Zika transmission without symptoms

[views] A man who had no idea he had Zika has given the virus to his female partner during sex, the Centers for Disease Control announced today. It’s the first documented case of a person with no symptoms sexually transmitting

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Florida governor complains U.S. not doing enough to fight Zika

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday said the federal government has so far not delivered all of the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he has requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. The complaint comes as

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Zika spreads to Miami Beach, U.S. expands travel warning

Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also suggested

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Florida says four new locally transmitted Zika cases, Congress must act on funds

Florida has four new cases of people likely infected with Zika through mosquito bites in Miami, Governor Rick Scott said on Tuesday, as he urged Congress to reconvene and approve additional money to combat the virus. The additional cases are

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