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The Malaysian Insider
Divers express fears of Zika before pre-Olympic event in Rio Published: 13 February 2016 10:00 AM US tennis player John Isner says that h
Divers express fears of Zika before pre-Olympic event in Rio
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 4 hours ago
Published: 13 February 2016 10:00 AM US tennis player John Isner says that he is taking precautions he is not very worried and has no intention of skipping the Olympics because of Zika. –... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Brazil reports explosion of dengue, a bad omen for spread of Zika virusMarilia da Silva, 14, washes her clothes in a slum in Recife, Brazil. The Zika
Brazil reports explosion of dengue, a bad omen for spread of Zika virus
Brisbane Times / Posted 4 hours ago
Marilia da Silva, 14, washes her clothes in a slum in Recife, Brazil. The Zika virus, spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which also spreads dengue, thrives in people's homes and can breed in even a bottle cap's-worth of stagnant water. Photo:... Read more
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News.com.au
Breast feeding helpline cutSome 88,000 mothers will no longer have their desperate calls for help in breas
Breast feeding helpline cut
News.com.au / Posted 4 hours ago
Some 88,000 mothers will no longer have their desperate calls for help in breastfeeding their young children answered when Federal Government funding for a hotline dries up in June. Picture: iStock NEARLY 90,000 new mums could be left without a... Read more
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WA Today
Brazil reports explosion of dengue, a bad omen for spread of Zika virusRio de Janeiro: Brazil has reported a nearly 50 per cent jump in cases of dengu
Brazil reports explosion of dengue, a bad omen for spread of Zika virus
WA Today / Posted 4 hours ago
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil has reported a nearly 50 per cent jump in cases of dengue fever reported over a three-week period in January, a worrying finding because the disease is carried by the same mosquito that spreads Zika. Marilia da Silva, 14,... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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The Young Witness
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
The Young Witness / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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The Age
Brazil reports explosion of dengue, a bad omen for spread of Zika virusMarilia da Silva, 14, washes her clothes in a slum in Recife, Brazil. The Zika
Brazil reports explosion of dengue, a bad omen for spread of Zika virus
The Age / Posted 5 hours ago
Marilia da Silva, 14, washes her clothes in a slum in Recife, Brazil. The Zika virus, spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which also spreads dengue, thrives in people's homes and can breed in even a bottle cap's-worth of stagnant water. Photo:... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Brazil reports explosion of dengue, a bad omen for spread of Zika virusMarilia da Silva, 14, washes her clothes in a slum in Recife, Brazil. The Zika
Brazil reports explosion of dengue, a bad omen for spread of Zika virus
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 5 hours ago
Marilia da Silva, 14, washes her clothes in a slum in Recife, Brazil. The Zika virus, spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which also spreads dengue, thrives in people's homes and can breed in even a bottle cap's-worth of stagnant water. Photo:... Read more
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Canberra Times
Brazil reports explosion of dengue, a bad omen for spread of Zika virusMarilia da Silva, 14, washes her clothes in a slum in Recife, Brazil. The Zika
Brazil reports explosion of dengue, a bad omen for spread of Zika virus
Canberra Times / Posted 5 hours ago
Marilia da Silva, 14, washes her clothes in a slum in Recife, Brazil. The Zika virus, spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which also spreads dengue, thrives in people's homes and can breed in even a bottle cap's-worth of stagnant water. Photo:... Read more
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Western Advocate
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
Western Advocate / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
Kiama Independent / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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Manning River Times
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
Manning River Times / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks, says WHO Published: 13 February 2016 9:00 AM A woman works in a factory of citronella
Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks, says WHO
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 5 hours ago
Published: 13 February 2016 9:00 AM A woman works in a factory of citronella candles in Brazil. As many as 1.5 million Brazilians may have been infected by Zika so far. Sales of... Read more
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The North West Star
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
The North West Star / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
Daily Liberal / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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Daily Mail
Zika may linger in semen long after symptoms fade-doctors reportZika virus may 'linger in semen for up to 2 months after symptoms fade', raisin
Zika may linger in semen long after symptoms fade-doctors report
Daily Mail / Posted 5 hours ago
Zika virus may 'linger in semen for up to 2 months after symptoms fade', raising fears of sexual transmission Man found to have traces of Zika in his semen 2 months after infection 68-year-old infected in Cook Islands returned to the UK in... Read more
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The Border Mail
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
The Border Mail / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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The Courier
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to AustraliaAn African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally m
Toddler at risk of genital mutilation to be flown to Australia
The Courier / Posted 5 hours ago
An African woman and her Australian daughter who is at risk of being brutally mutilated overseas will be flown to Melbourne after the mother was granted a permanent humanitarian visa. A young Australian girl at risk of genital mutilation overseas... Read more
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The Star
WHO expects to set link between Zika and microcephaly in weeks, vaccine 18 monthsGENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neu
WHO expects to set link between Zika and microcephaly in weeks, vaccine 18 months
The Star / Posted 7 hours ago
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. A... Read more
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The Age
Value of BMI as health measure queriedBeing heavier than guidelines is not necessarily bad for your health. It's a s
Value of BMI as health measure queried
The Age / Posted 7 hours ago
Being heavier than guidelines is not necessarily bad for your health. It's a scientific rule of thumb so widespread, so deeply embedded in a million magazine articles and diet plans, that it's probably better known than all four laws of... Read more
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The Telegraph
Vehicle-free day mooted for officialsThe environment and forest department has proposed to make government offices i
Vehicle-free day mooted for officials
The Telegraph / Posted 8 hours ago
The environment and forest department has proposed to make government offices in Patna free of cars and bikes for a day every week to curb air pollution in the city. Principal forest secretary Vivek Kumar Singh has recommended in an official... Read more
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Science Daily
Climate change deteriorates water quality in the Himalayas affecting 40% of world’s populationAccording to the results concentrations of mercury, cadmium and lead in high-al
Climate change deteriorates water quality in the Himalayas affecting 40% of world’s population
Science Daily / Posted 9 hours ago
According to the results concentrations of mercury, cadmium and lead in high-altitudes lake sediments where there is less human activity were significantly higher compared to low-altitude areas where more people live. This finding indicates that... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Possible Zika vaccines '18 months away from broad trials' | Irish Examiner Friday, February 12, 2016 - 07:54 pm Possible Zika vaccin
Possible Zika vaccines '18 months away from broad trials'
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 hours ago
| Irish Examiner Friday, February 12, 2016 - 07:54 pm Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials,... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks, WHO saysThe suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the b
Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks, WHO says
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 hours ago
The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. A sharp increase in... Read more
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New Kerala
WHO:Links between Zika virus,microcephaly to be identified in weeksGeneva, Feb.12: The World Health Organisation (WHO) is expecting that the suspe
WHO:Links between Zika virus,microcephaly to be identified in weeks
New Kerala / Posted 11 hours ago
Geneva, Feb.12: The World Health Organisation (WHO) is expecting that the suspected links between the Zika Virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre in adults, will be established within weeks. The link between... Read more
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Times of Malta
Call for a ban on weed killer by European NGOsBrussels-based Health and Environment Alliance (Heal) has teamed up with cancer
Call for a ban on weed killer by European NGOs
Times of Malta / Posted 11 hours ago
Brussels-based Health and Environment Alliance (Heal) has teamed up with cancer advocacy and support groups to pressure European governments to stamp down on glyphosate, a chemical that is used in herbicides. “With WHO’s agency on cancer saying that... Read more
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Sky News Australia
WHO closer to linking disorders to Zika virusSuspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcep
WHO closer to linking disorders to Zika virus
Sky News Australia / Posted 11 hours ago
Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, should be confirmed within weeks, says the World Health Organisation. A sharp increase in birth defects in Brazil has... Read more
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Herald Sun
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microc
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks
Herald Sun / Posted 12 hours ago
Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, should be confirmed within weeks, says the World Health Organisation. A sharp increase in... Read more
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Weekly Times
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microc
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks
Weekly Times / Posted 12 hours ago
Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, should be confirmed within weeks, says the World Health Organisation. A sharp increase in... Read more
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News.com.au
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeksSUSPECTED links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcep
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks
News.com.au / Posted 12 hours ago
SUSPECTED links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, should be confirmed within weeks, says the World Health Organisation. A SHARP increase in birth defects in Brazil has... Read more
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News.com.au
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microc
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks
News.com.au / Posted 12 hours ago
Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, should be confirmed within weeks, says the World Health Organisation. A sharp increase in... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Humans can tolerate parasites responsible for sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, leishmaniasisHumans can tolerate the parasites responsible for the sleeping sickness, Chagas
Humans can tolerate parasites responsible for sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis
News-Medical-Net / Posted 12 hours ago
Humans can tolerate the parasites responsible for the sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis for many years. These parasites belong to the same family of pathogens known as trypanosomatids. IRD and Cirad researchers have highlighted this... Read more
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Christian Today
Catholics and the Zika Virus: Why abortion and contraception are very different issuesThe Zika virus, which is spreading with alarming rapidity in Latin America, is
Catholics and the Zika Virus: Why abortion and contraception are very different issues
Christian Today / Posted 12 hours ago
The Zika virus, which is spreading with alarming rapidity in Latin America, is probably causing some pregnant woman who are exposed to it to have babies born with a birth defect called microcephaly. The babies are born with, or grow up with,... Read more
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Perth Now
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microc
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks
Perth Now / Posted 12 hours ago
Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, should be confirmed within weeks, says the World Health Organisation. A sharp increase in... Read more
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Adelaide Now
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microc
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks
Adelaide Now / Posted 13 hours ago
Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, should be confirmed within weeks, says the World Health Organisation. A sharp increase in... Read more
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The Courier Mail
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microc
WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks
The Courier Mail / Posted 13 hours ago
Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, should be confirmed within weeks, says the World Health Organisation. A sharp increase in... Read more
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Daily Mail
Why a mother left her newborn attached to the placenta for SIX DAYSMother who left her newborn baby attached to its umbilical cord and placenta fo
Why a mother left her newborn attached to the placenta for SIX DAYS
Daily Mail / Posted 13 hours ago
Mother who left her newborn baby attached to its umbilical cord and placenta for SIX DAYS reveals how she carried it around in a cooler bag until it 'naturally fell away' Adele Allen opted to have a lotus birth, which is the practice of leaving a... Read more
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Times of Malta
Possible Zika vaccinenes '18 months away from broad trials'Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, acc
Possible Zika vaccinenes '18 months away from broad trials'
Times of Malta / Posted 13 hours ago
Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, according to the World Health Organisation. WHO assistant director-general for health systems and innovation Marie-Paule Kieny said the UN health agency's response is... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Defective treatmentsThe public prosecutor in Tanta has questioned three doctors at the Tanta Ophtha
Defective treatments
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 13 hours ago
The public prosecutor in Tanta has questioned three doctors at the Tanta Ophthalmology Public Hospital, as well as the hospital director, after 15 patients lost their sight following treatment. The prosecution ordered samples of the medicine with... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
‘We have the mosquito’The Ministry of Health and Population announced earlier this week that there we
‘We have the mosquito’
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 13 hours ago
The Ministry of Health and Population announced earlier this week that there were no cases of the Zika virus in Egypt. However, the mosquito that transmits the virus is in Al-Minya and Assiut governorates. The insect is called Aedes Aegypti, commonly... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Leading global health bodies share data related to Zika crisisLeading global health bodies including academic journals, NGOs, research funder
Leading global health bodies share data related to Zika crisis
News-Medical-Net / Posted 15 hours ago
Leading global health bodies including academic journals, NGOs, research funders and institutes, have committed to sharing data and results relevant to the current Zika crisis and future public health emergencies as rapidly and openly as... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
MTN organises Valentine's Day blood donationHealth News of Friday, 12 February 2016 The annual blood donation exercise org
MTN organises Valentine's Day blood donation
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 16 hours ago
Health News of Friday, 12 February 2016 The annual blood donation exercise organised by MTN Ghana Foundation, dubbed ‘Save a Life" campaign, has taken place in Accra. This year’s exercise, the fifth in a series, forms part of an annual exercise... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Be Alert - Meningitis Epidemic Is Just Around the CornerIt has again been reported that West Africa is at risk of experiencing another
Be Alert - Meningitis Epidemic Is Just Around the Corner
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 hours ago
It has again been reported that West Africa is at risk of experiencing another round of meningitis outbreak, which has already touched such countries as Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali. Meningitis is an infection that affects the delicate... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Is Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Really the World's 3rd Largest?A huge hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, claims that it is the third largest ho
Is Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Really the World's 3rd Largest?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 hours ago
A huge hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, claims that it is the third largest hospital on earth. Africa Check trawled the internet for information in support or contradiction. "Did you know? Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital is the largest hospital in... Read more
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Daily Mail
Zika virus vaccine trials are at least 18 months awayZika virus vaccine is at least 18 months away from trials, World Health Organis
Zika virus vaccine trials are at least 18 months away
Daily Mail / Posted 16 hours ago
Zika virus vaccine is at least 18 months away from trials, World Health Organisation warns A vaccine to combat the potentially-deadly Zika virus is at least 18 months away, health chiefs announced today. An estimated 15 companies and organisations... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Clocking 100 - Clean-Up Campaign Loses SteamDar es Salaam — When President John Magufuli scrapped last year's Independence
Clocking 100 - Clean-Up Campaign Loses Steam
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
Dar es Salaam — When President John Magufuli scrapped last year's Independence Day celebrations and ordered that the day be dedicated to a rare clean-up campaign, the idea was to tackle the cholera outbreak that had spread in some parts of the... Read more
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ESPN
Kenya raises Zika fears over OlympicsKenya has reportedly threatened to pull its athletes out of this summer's Olymp
Kenya raises Zika fears over Olympics
ESPN / Posted 17 hours ago
Kenya has reportedly threatened to pull its athletes out of this summer's Olympic Games in Rio if the Zika virus in Brazil reach "epidemic levels". Kipchoge Keino, the head of Kenya's Olympics committee and a former running great, has been in... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Zika vaccine 18 months awayA world health organisation official says a vaccine for the Zika Virus is in th
Zika vaccine 18 months away
Sky News Australia / Posted 17 hours ago
A world health organisation official says a vaccine for the Zika Virus is in the works however mass human trials are at least 18 months away. WHO says its poor knowledge of Zika has presented a challenge but their response to the crisis is now... Read more
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