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The Economic Times
Developing vaccine for Zika to take time: Johnson & Johnson's Paul StoffelsMUMBAI: A Zika vaccine may still be a long way off because of the complications
Developing vaccine for Zika to take time: Johnson & Johnson's Paul Stoffels
The Economic Times / Posted 59 minutes ago
MUMBAI: A Zika vaccine may still be a long way off because of the complications involved in identifying the virus, which has so far not been studied by virologists, said Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer of US drug maker Johnson &... Read more
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The Seattle Times
As Zika rages, Seattle scientists step up antiviral drug researchSamples of Zika virus from the outbreak raging across Brazil and Latin America
As Zika rages, Seattle scientists step up antiviral drug research
The Seattle Times / Posted 23 hours ago
Samples of Zika virus from the outbreak raging across Brazil and Latin America arrived at the University of Washington last month, where they were quickly locked in a biosafety freezer, awaiting research aimed at stopping the germ tied to growing... Read more
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The Telegraph
Zika virus in human urine, saliva: ScientistsRio de Janeiro, Feb. 6: Brazilian scientists said yesterday that they had detec
Zika virus in human urine, saliva: Scientists
The Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 6: Brazilian scientists said yesterday that they had detected the presence of the Zika virus in samples of human saliva and urine, a first for Brazil. The Brazilian researchers warned that the virus might have the potential to... Read more
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Daily Mail
More than 3,000 pregnant women in Colombia have contracted Zika virusMore than 3,000 pregnant women in Colombia have contracted the head-shrinking Z
More than 3,000 pregnant women in Colombia have contracted Zika virus
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
More than 3,000 pregnant women in Colombia have contracted the head-shrinking Zika virus, officials say President Juan Manuel Santos says 25,645 people are infected with virus But there are so far no recorded cases of microcephaly in... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes 'could solve zika crisis'Trials in Brazil have already shown that the GM insects can causes populations
Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes 'could solve zika crisis'
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Trials in Brazil have already shown that the GM insects can causes populations of the dangerous aedes aegypti mosquito to drop by 90 per cent, and causes of dengue to fall by 99 per cent. In the next few weeks, the Brazilian Health Ministry is... Read more
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New Kerala
Pakistan, Afghanistan reports 2016's first polio casesIslamabad, Feb 6 : Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported the first cases of po
Pakistan, Afghanistan reports 2016's first polio cases
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Islamabad, Feb 6 : Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported the first cases of polio for the year 2016, a media report said on Saturday. In Pakistan, the case was confirmed by Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health, Dawn online... Read more
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Medical News Today
Mosquitos and Zika: the insect behind the outbreakOver the past few months, the spread of Zika virus has dominated headlines arou
Mosquitos and Zika: the insect behind the outbreak
Medical News Today / Posted 2 days ago
Over the past few months, the spread of Zika virus has dominated headlines around the world. The strongly suspected link between the virus and microcephaly has led the World Health Organization to declare that the outbreak is a Public Health... Read more
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FOX News
Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impactRIO DE JANEIRO – One major hurdle is thwarting efforts to measure the extent of
Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impact
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
RIO DE JANEIRO – One major hurdle is thwarting efforts to measure the extent of the Zika epidemic and its suspected links to thousands of birth defects in Brazil: accurate diagnosis of a virus that still confounds blood tests. Genetic tests and... Read more
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The Star
Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impactRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - One major hurdle is thwarting efforts to measure the
Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impact
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - One major hurdle is thwarting efforts to measure the extent of the Zika epidemic and its suspected links to thousands of birth defects in Brazil: accurate diagnosis of a virus that still confounds blood tests. Genetic... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impactRIO DE JANEIRO: One major hurdle is thwarting efforts to measure the extent of
Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impact
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
RIO DE JANEIRO: One major hurdle is thwarting efforts to measure the extent of the Zika epidemic and its suspected links to thousands of birth defects in Brazil: accurate diagnosis of a virus that still confounds blood tests. Genetic tests and... Read more
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Evening Standard
Mamma mia! Here’s Android Lloyd WebberMere mortals delight in learning the creative processes of the greatest minds.
Mamma mia! Here’s Android Lloyd Webber
Evening Standard / Posted 3 days ago
Mere mortals delight in learning the creative processes of the greatest minds. How romantic to imagine Beethoven painstakingly counting precisely 60 beans into his daily coffee. How eccentric for Truman Capote to refuse to begin or end any work on a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Suburban vets on 'red alert' dog fluRush your coughing, sneezing dog to an animal hospital in Arlington Heights, an
Suburban vets on 'red alert' dog flu
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Rush your coughing, sneezing dog to an animal hospital in Arlington Heights, and your four-legged friend will be whisked away from the front entrance. If vets suspect dog flu -- an unrelenting strain that emerged in the U.S. only last year -- Fido... Read more
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The Hindu
‘TN prepared to tackle Zika virus’TN fully prepared to tackle the virus and there is no cause for concern , says
‘TN prepared to tackle Zika virus’
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
TN fully prepared to tackle the virus and there is no cause for concern , says Health Secretary Tamil Nadu is fully prepared to tackle the Zika virus and there is no cause for concern at present, said Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan. A high-level... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mosquito-Transmitted Zika Virus May Spread to NigeriaZIKA virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has swept quickly throughout equatori
Mosquito-Transmitted Zika Virus May Spread to Nigeria
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
ZIKA virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has swept quickly throughout equatorial countries, may spread across the Americas, the United States and even Nigeria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. According to a WHO fact sheet, Zika... Read more
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International Business Times
Zika sexually transmitted: How and why can the virus become an STI? On 2 February, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially
Zika sexually transmitted: How and why can the virus become an STI?
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
On 2 February, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially declared that the Zika virus has been transmitted through sexual contact in Dallas, Texas. The virus is usually transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, but scientists... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Cistus extracts attack HIV and Ebola virusesScientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München discover that extracts of the medic
Cistus extracts attack HIV and Ebola viruses
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 days ago
Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München discover that extracts of the medicinal plant Cistusincanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses from infecting cells. Active antiviral ingredients in the extracts inhibit docking of viral proteins... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
People with Zika virus advised to avoid sex or use condomsZika virus: US and UK advises people with infection to abstain from unprotected
People with Zika virus advised to avoid sex or use condoms
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
Zika virus: US and UK advises people with infection to abstain from unprotected sex for 6 months Photo: People infected with the Zika virus in the US and the UK have been advised to abstain from having sex for six months or use condoms. (Reuters:... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
5 Burning Questions Kiwi Cancer Researchers Could AnswerWednesday, 3 February 2016, 2:39 pmPress Release: NZ Breast Cancer FoundationFe
5 Burning Questions Kiwi Cancer Researchers Could Answer
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 2:39 pmPress Release: NZ Breast Cancer FoundationFebruary 4, World Cancer Day, is a chance to reflect on the... Read more
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The Record-Journal
Bristol-Myers enlists help in marketing Wallingford buildingWALLINGFORD — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has hired a real estate company to help
Bristol-Myers enlists help in marketing Wallingford building
The Record-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
WALLINGFORD — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has hired a real estate company to help market its Research Parkway property, according to Economic Development Commission Chairman Joe Mirra. The commission discussed the company at its meeting on Monday... Read more
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Science Daily
Using mathematics to improve human healthWorking with a world-leading group at the University of Connecticut in the USA,
Using mathematics to improve human health
Science Daily / Posted 5 days ago
Working with a world-leading group at the University of Connecticut in the USA, who pioneered the development of self-assembling protein nanoparticles (SAPNs) for vaccine design, they have used advanced mathematical calculations to create a complete... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Zika outbreak: public health officials accused of causing mass confusionSteph Harrison-Baker, 26, a university administrator from Hertfordshire is 20 w
Zika outbreak: public health officials accused of causing mass confusion
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
Steph Harrison-Baker, 26, a university administrator from Hertfordshire is 20 weeks pregnant and was due to travel to near Guadeloupe in the Caribbean with husband Lewis at the end of February. They took out insurance through Debenhams/Rock Insurance... Read more
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The Hindu
Gearing up for the Zika threatThe World Health Organization has declared that the outbreak of Zika and congen
Gearing up for the Zika threat
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
The World Health Organization has declared that the outbreak of Zika and congenital malformations and neurological disorders in newborns believed to be connected to the virus is a global public health emergency. Since the current outbreak began in... Read more
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The Hindu
After WHO alert, India readies to take on ZikaThe WHO has named 22 countries and territories in the Americas where local tran
After WHO alert, India readies to take on Zika
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
The WHO has named 22 countries and territories in the Americas where local transmission of the Zika virus has been reported. The Union Health Ministry has sounded an alert for Zika and appointed the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Delhi, Pune centres to test ZikaExperts said the challenge lay in how to use the test kits and on which patient
Delhi, Pune centres to test Zika
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
Experts said the challenge lay in how to use the test kits and on which patients in the case of an outbreakExperts said the challenge lay in how to use the test kits and on which patients in the case of an outbreak The... Read more
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PhysOrg
Using mathematics to improve human healthScientists at the Universities of York and Torino have used mathematics as a to
Using mathematics to improve human health
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
Scientists at the Universities of York and Torino have used mathematics as a tool to provide precise details of the structure of protein nanoparticles, potentially making them more useful in vaccine design. Working with a world-leading group at the... Read more
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New Kerala
Zika: Health Ministry issues guidelinesNew Delhi, Feb 2 : The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday issued
Zika: Health Ministry issues guidelines
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
New Delhi, Feb 2 : The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday issued guidelines on the Zika virus disease here. Zika virus disease is an emerging viral disease transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. This is the same... Read more
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The Hindu
Health Ministry issue guidelines on Zika Virus for IndiaIndia’s Health Ministry issued health advisory, appointing National Centre for
Health Ministry issue guidelines on Zika Virus for India
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
India’s Health Ministry issued health advisory, appointing National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC); as the nodal agency for investigation of outbreak- should the situation arise. This comes in the backdrop of the World Health Organization... Read more
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BBC News
Why Asia should worry about Zika too - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Why Asia should worry about Zika too
BBC News / Posted 5 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say It could be the plot of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
World Health Organisation sounds alarm over Zika link to babies' brain condition An association between the Zika virus and a congenital brain condition found
World Health Organisation sounds alarm over Zika link to babies' brain condition
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
An association between the Zika virus and a congenital brain condition found in babies born to infected mothers should be considered a "public health emergency of... Read more
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Shropshire Star
World Health Organisation stance on Zika virus hailed by health professionals « Shropshire StarJonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham,
World Health Organisation stance on Zika virus hailed by health professionals « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 6 days ago
Jonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham, said: "Whilst a direct link between Zika virus infection in pregnancy and babies born with microcephaly needs to be established, the severity of the disease and the... Read more
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Express and Star
World Health Organisation stance on Zika virus hailed by health professionals « Express & StarJonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham,
World Health Organisation stance on Zika virus hailed by health professionals « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 6 days ago
Jonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham, said: "Whilst a direct link between Zika virus infection in pregnancy and babies born with microcephaly needs to be established, the severity of the disease and the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
World Health Organisation stance on Zika virus hailed by health professionals Further work is done to establish the link between Zika and a brain condition
World Health Organisation stance on Zika virus hailed by health professionals
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Further work is done to establish the link between Zika and a brain condition for babies There was a broad welcome for the World Health Organisation's declaration of a... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Zika may also be an STDApart from the fact the Zika virus can be spread by an Aedes aegypti mosquito,
Zika may also be an STD
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 6 days ago
Apart from the fact the Zika virus can be spread by an Aedes aegypti mosquito, scientists have discovered two cases of the virus in semen, including one case where it was sexually transmitted. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh and Dr Christine... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Aisha Buhari New Face of TBWife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has accepted to be the face of tuberculosi
Aisha Buhari New Face of TB
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has accepted to be the face of tuberculosis eradication across the country. Her acceptance was announced at a press briefing by the Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, an affiliate of the global Geneva-based Stop TB... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Medical Tourism - FG Marshals National Health AgendaThe Federal Government says it is adopting a three-point strategic approach to
Medical Tourism - FG Marshals National Health Agenda
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
The Federal Government says it is adopting a three-point strategic approach to stop medical tourism in the country. The government listed the marshalled plans as the National Health Agenda (NHA), National Health Gazette (NHG) and the National Health... Read more
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Roll Call
On Cancer 'Moonshot,' Time is Ticking for Biden - POTUS OperandiOn Cancer ‘Moonshot,’ Time is Ticking for Biden Biden is driving Obama’s campa
On Cancer 'Moonshot,' Time is Ticking for Biden - POTUS Operandi
Roll Call / Posted 10 days ago
On Cancer ‘Moonshot,’ Time is Ticking for Biden Biden is driving Obama’s campaign to cure cancer. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Vice President Joseph R. Biden is widely seen as the engine behind the Obama administration’s “moonshot”... Read more
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Daily Mirror
10 epic fails by 'intrepid' adventurers including man stuck inside giant vaginaCaptain Calamities Bob Weise and Steve Shapiro, both 71, set sail from Norway o
10 epic fails by 'intrepid' adventurers including man stuck inside giant vagina
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
Captain Calamities Bob Weise and Steve Shapiro, both 71, set sail from Norway on their boat Nora in July hoping to reach America. But this week they had to call in rescue teams for the ninth time in seven months after failing to tie up their boat... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lassa Fever Kills Student in EbonyiLassa fever has claimed one life in Ebonyi State, the governor, Dave Umahi, has
Lassa Fever Kills Student in Ebonyi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Lassa fever has claimed one life in Ebonyi State, the governor, Dave Umahi, has confirmed. The governor disclosed this during a town hall meeting with stakeholders on Monday, saying the victim was a student. "Unfortunately we lost one student, a... Read more
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Business Wire
Boehringer Ingelheim’s Giotrif® (afatinib) demonstrated superiority to gefitinib in reducing the risk of disease progression and treatment failure in first-line treatment of patients with EGFR mutation-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancerBRACKNELL, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boehringer Ingelheim announced today the r
Boehringer Ingelheim’s Giotrif® (afatinib) demonstrated superiority to gefitinib in reducing the risk of disease progression and treatment failure in first-line treatment of patients with EGFR mutation-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Business Wire / Posted 11 days ago
BRACKNELL, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boehringer Ingelheim announced today the results of the LUX-Lung 7 trial. Superiority in progression-free survival and time to treatment failure was demonstrated with second-generation EGFR-directed therapy... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Rescue TDF monotherapy effective in multidrug resistant chronic HBVBy Shreeya Nanda, Senior medwireNews Reporter Researchers from the Republic of
Rescue TDF monotherapy effective in multidrug resistant chronic HBV
News-Medical-Net / Posted 12 days ago
By Shreeya Nanda, Senior medwireNews Reporter Researchers from the Republic of Korea say that rescue therapy with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) alone is an appropriate option for patients with multidrug resistant chronic hepatitis B virus... Read more
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PhysOrg
The ins and outs of peer reviewEvery academic journal article is rigorously screened by other experts in the f
The ins and outs of peer review
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
Every academic journal article is rigorously screened by other experts in the field. Credit: Shutterstock If you are at all familiar with the operation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) you will know that, while the various... Read more
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Business Wire
BioFire’s FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Gets CE MarkedbioMérieux (Paris:BIM), a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, to
BioFire’s FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Gets CE Marked
Business Wire / Posted 12 days ago
bioMérieux (Paris:BIM), a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, today announced the availability of BioFire Diagnostics’ FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel in the countries which recognize CE marking. The ME Panel provides... Read more
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BC Local News
Exotic virus has transferred to wild salmonThe Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation (KHFN) is appalled that an exotic vir
Exotic virus has transferred to wild salmon
BC Local News / Posted 13 days ago
The Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation (KHFN) is appalled that an exotic virus from Fish Farms has transferred to Wild Salmon. This has been confirmed in the recent “Peer Reviewed” paper published in Virology Journal by Simon Fraser University... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Campaign Against Garri, Use of Hot Water Hots UpIf you are concerned about drinking soaked garri and have fears you might catch
Campaign Against Garri, Use of Hot Water Hots Up
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
If you are concerned about drinking soaked garri and have fears you might catch Lassa fever, now you have to worry about every food, says the Institute of Human Virology of Nigeria (IHVN) but sustained heat can kill the virus behind the disease. The... Read more
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Canberra Times
Zika virus: Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic gamesRio de Janeiro: Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health serv
Zika virus: Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic games
Canberra Times / Posted 13 days ago
Rio de Janeiro: Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health service weakened by economic crisis are contributing to an outbreak in Brazil of Zika, a mosquito-carried virus linked to a surge in cases of children born with brain damage,... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Zika virus: Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic gamesRio de Janeiro: Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health serv
Zika virus: Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic games
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Rio de Janeiro: Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health service weakened by economic crisis are contributing to an outbreak in Brazil of Zika, a mosquito-carried virus linked to a surge in cases of children born with brain damage,... Read more
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New Kerala
Brazil faces Zika virus alert as Olympics nearRio de Janeiro, Jan 25 : Already grappling with construction delays, budget cut
Brazil faces Zika virus alert as Olympics near
New Kerala / Posted 13 days ago
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 25 : Already grappling with construction delays, budget cuts, pollution and a sinking economy, Rio 2016 organisers now face a health alert as they prepare for this year's Olympic Games. Brazil is battling to contain an outbreak... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Zika virus: Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic gamesRio de Janeiro: Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health serv
Zika virus: Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic games
Brisbane Times / Posted 15 days ago
Rio de Janeiro: Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health service weakened by economic crisis are contributing to an outbreak in Brazil of Zika, a mosquito-carried virus linked to a surge in cases of children born with brain damage,... Read more
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WA Today
Zika virus: Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic gamesRio de Janeiro: Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health serv
Zika virus: Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic games
WA Today / Posted 15 days ago
Rio de Janeiro: Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health service weakened by economic crisis are contributing to an outbreak in Brazil of Zika, a mosquito-carried virus linked to a surge in cases of children born with brain damage,... Read more
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The Age
Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic gamesTen-year-old Elison nurses his 2-month-old brother Jose Wesley, who was born wi
Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic games
The Age / Posted 16 days ago
Ten-year-old Elison nurses his 2-month-old brother Jose Wesley, who was born with microcephaly, at their house in Brazil. Photo: Felipe Dana Rio de Janeiro: Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health service weakened by economic... Read more
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