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Brazil declares end to health emergency caused by Zika epidemy

May 12, 2017 1:35 pm
Brazil declares end to health emergency caused by Zika epidemy

A mother holds her Zika-infected four-month-old female baby as they wait for medical examinations at the State Brain Institute (IEC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Brazil has declared the end of a national emergency that had been issued over a Zika epidemic in the country […]

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First Zika-related microcephaly confirmed in Mexico

February 4, 2017 10:30 am
First Zika-related microcephaly confirmed in Mexico

A father holds his daughter, born with Zika-related microcephaly, on Christmas Day on December 25, 2016 in Areia, Paraiba state, Brazil. (Photo by AFP) Health officials in Mexico have confirmed the first case of a Zika-related severe birth defect known as microcephaly in a newborn baby in the North American […]

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Bolivia detects first cases of Zika-induced microcephaly

November 2, 2016 10:30 pm
Bolivia detects first cases of Zika-induced microcephaly

The file photo shows a worker fumigating a district in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to prevent the spread of Zika virus. Three cases of microcephaly linked to Zika virus has been detected in Bolivia. Health authorities said on Wednesday that defects had been recorded in three births since September, which could […]

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Myanmar reports first Zika case in pregnant woman

October 28, 2016 6:00 pm
Myanmar reports first Zika case in pregnant woman

A Nicaraguan Health Ministry worker fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against dengue and chikungunya and to prevent Zika infection in Managua, October 27, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Myanmar has confirmed its first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in a pregnant foreign woman in the country’s […]

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Scientists say Zika could threaten more than just infants

October 12, 2016 9:00 pm
Scientists say Zika could threaten more than just infants

This photo taken on September 14, 2016, shows a city worker spraying chemicals with a fumigator to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of the Zika virus at a school in Bangkok, Hong Kong. (Photo by AFP) Research shows the Zika virus could have a detrimental impact […]

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Thailand to enforce law to eliminate Zika breeding spots

September 16, 2016 7:30 pm
Thailand to enforce law to eliminate Zika breeding spots

A municipal worker fumigates a residential area against mosquitoes as a preventive measure in the Thai capital Bangkok on February 5, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Thailand authorities seeks to curb the Zika epidemic by eliminating breeding grounds of mosquitoes that can transmit the virus. The Thai Public Health Ministry announced […]

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Zika virus cases in Thailand increasing to 200

September 13, 2016 7:30 pm
Zika virus cases in Thailand increasing to 200

A municipal worker fumigates a residential area against Aedes aegypti mosquito as a preventive measure against the spread of the dengue fever in Bangkok, February 5, 2016. (AFP) Health officials in Thailand, one of the main tourist destinations in Asia, say about 200 cases of Zika virus have been recorded […]

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Thailand reports 21 new cases of Zika infection in Bangkok

September 11, 2016 5:30 pm
Thailand reports 21 new cases of Zika infection in Bangkok

A municipal worker fumigates a residential area against mosquitos deemed vectors of the Zika virus, in Bangkok, Thailand, February 5, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Thailand has reported 21 new cases of Zika infection in an up-market business neighborhood in central Bangkok, which is popular with expatriates. “Of the 21 cases […]

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Malaysia confirmed first case of Zika in pregnant woman

September 7, 2016 6:00 pm
Malaysia confirmed first case of Zika in pregnant woman

An Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and prevention center in Guadalupe, Monterrey, Mexico, March 8, 2016. (Reuters) Malaysia has confirmed its first case of Zika virus infection […]

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Health officials in Singapore detects 27 more local transmissions of Zika virus

September 4, 2016 6:30 pm
Health officials in Singapore detects 27 more local transmissions of Zika virus

A pest control worker fumigates the grounds of a residential estate in Bedok North area of Singapore on September 1, 2016. (AFP photo) Health officials in Singapore have detected more than two dozen new cases of Zika virus as concerns are growing about the spread of the brain-debilitating infection in the […]

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Rise in confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore

August 31, 2016 2:00 pm
Rise in confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore

A traveller walks past an advisory on the Zika virus infection in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. Photo / AP Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore have risen to 82, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to […]

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US health officials urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika virus

August 26, 2016 9:00 pm
US health officials urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika virus

This AFP file photo taken on January 25, 2016 shows an Aedes Aegypti mosquito photographed on human skin in a lab in Cali, Colombia. Health officials in the United States have called on blood banks to screen all blood donations for the Zika virus, amid a mounting outbreak of the […]

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Scientists focus on placenta for clues on how to beat infections like Zika

August 15, 2016 4:00 am
Scientists focus on placenta for clues on how to beat infections like Zika

Only certain viruses can reach a foetus through the placenta and it’s not clear how Zika does. Photo / File Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body’s most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues about how it gives life – […]

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Canada reports first case of baby born with Zika-linked birth defect

August 12, 2016 8:30 pm
Canada reports first case of baby born with Zika-linked birth defect

A mother takes care of her baby who was born with microcephaly in the Intensive Care Unit of the South Hospital in Choluteca, south of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, July 28, 2016. (AFP) Canada has reported its first case of a baby born with birth defect linked to Zika virus. The Public […]

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Marco Rubio says pregnant women with the Zika virus should not be allowed abortions

August 7, 2016 8:30 pm
Marco Rubio says pregnant women with the Zika virus should not be allowed abortions

Florida Senator Marco Rubio speaks to the media as he urges the United States Congress to pass funding to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus on June 3, 2016 in Doral, Florida. (AFP) Florida senator and former presidential candidate, Marco Rubio says pregnant women with the Zika virus should not be […]

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