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By Edition On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Zika Virus Travel Alerts Updated For 90 Countries

International travelers can research Zika virus warnings prior to departing The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions, notices for several countries More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 12th, 2016
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Lessons learnt and best practices in Zika virus response

By the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Less than a month ago, on November 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 21st, 2016
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Zika no longer an international public health emergency, but sustained response needed, says WHO

GENEVA - Following a meeting of its emergency committee on zika, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said that the infectious disease and its associated consequences no longer present a public health More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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Perk up, men! Zika virus could shrink your testicles and make you infertile

If you’re a male, the news about Zika’s possible effect on your sex life couldn’t be worse. Not only did male mice infected with the Zika virus have a tougher time getting females pregnant, their levels of More...

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By Edition On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Here’s what scientists are learning about Zika and a woman’s privates

The Zika virus reproduces in the vaginal tissue of pregnant mice several days after infection, according to a study by Yale researchers. From the genitals, the virus spreads and infects the fetal brain, impairing More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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WANTED: Volunteers willing to be infected with Zika Virus

Zika is an unorthodox virus, transmittable through mosquito bites, sexual intercourse and blood. Therefore, it only seems natural that researchers are taking unorthodox methods to combat the virus, and they are More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. The following are some questions and More...

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By Edition On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Experimental Zika vaccine to be tested on humans

A United States pharmaceutical company and an international DNA vaccine developer have been given the green light to start phase one of a Zika vaccine human trial. In preclinical testing, the synthetic Zika DNA More...

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By Edition On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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St. Maarten and Curacao Ministries of health cooperate on war with mosquitos

WILLEMSTAD - In an effort to increase awareness among the general public of St. Maarten regarding mosquito borne illnesses, particularly about the Zika virus, Minister Emil Lee has established cooperation with More...

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By Edition On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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More pregnant women affected by zika virus in the US than previously reported

ATLANTA - At least 279 pregnant women in the US and its territories have been infected with the zika virus, more than double the number most recently reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) More...