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Cuban Woman Has First Known Homegrown Zika Case

Cuban Woman Has First Known Homegrown Zika Case

  Havana, Cuba – A young Havana woman is the first known person to have contracted the Zika virus in Cuba, authorities said. The woman, 21, has been hospitalized though she ...

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Limit Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions, US Regulators Say

Limit Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions, US Regulators Say

  Washington, United States – US health authorities issued guidelines to limit prescribing opioid painkillers, in an attempt to help curb an epidemic of overdoses that kills more than 40 Americans ...

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MERS Virus Kills Qatari

MERS Virus Kills Qatari

  Doha, Qatar – A 66-year-old Qatari man has died after contracting the MERS virus, in the first fatal case in the Gulf state for 10 months, health officials announced. The ...

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Zika ‘Link’ to New, Paralysing Disease: Report

Zika ‘Link’ to New, Paralysing Disease: Report

  Paris, France – Suspected of causing brain damage in babies and a rare neurological ailment in adults, the Zika virus was linked by researchers to a third disorder: paralysis-causing myelitis. ...

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WHO Advises Pregnant Women Not to Travel to Zika Oubreak Areas

WHO Advises Pregnant Women Not to Travel to Zika Oubreak Areas

  Geneva, Switzerland – The World Health Organization advised pregnant women not to travel to areas affected by the Zika virus outbreak, saying the new advice was issued amid mounting evidence ...

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Experiments Show Link Between Zika and Foetal Brain Damage

Experiments Show Link Between Zika and Foetal Brain Damage

  Paris, France – Scientists on Friday said they had found the first evidence of a biological link between the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and microcephaly, a severe deformation of ...

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Laos Reports Local Transmission of Zika Virus: WHO

Laos Reports Local Transmission of Zika Virus: WHO

  Bangkok, Thailand – Laos is the latest country to report a local transmission of Zika virus, according to the World Health Organization, as fears mount over the mosquito-borne illness that ...

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