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Expelled Pregnant Girls Back at School in S.Leone

Expelled Pregnant Girls Back at School in S.Leone

  Freetown, Sierra Leone – A group of 5,000 girls who were expelled from schools in Sierra Leone for getting pregnant during the Ebola crisis have returned to the classroom, the ...

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Google Teams with UNICEF to Map Zika Virus Spread

Google Teams with UNICEF to Map Zika Virus Spread

  San Francisco, United States – Google said that it is working with UNICEF to map the spread of Zika and pitching in a million dollars to support the group’s efforts ...

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Cuba Reports First Case of Zika

Cuba Reports First Case of Zika

  Havana, Cuba – Cuba has detected the first case of Zika in a Venezuelan doctor who came to the island for postgraduate studies, the health ministry said. The 28-year-old woman, ...

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EU Releases 252 Million Euros in Aid for Palestinians

EU Releases 252 Million Euros in Aid for Palestinians

  Brussels, Belgium – The EU released 252.5 million euros ($274 million) in aid to support the Palestinian Authority’s health and education programmes and offer services to Palestinian refugees in the ...

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‘Low’ Risk of Getting Ebola from Survivor: Study

‘Low’ Risk of Getting Ebola from Survivor: Study

  Miami, United States – The risk of catching Ebola from a survivor is generally low since the virus disappears from the blood within weeks, but it may persist in semen ...

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US Details Cases of Nine Pregnant Women With Zika Virus

US Details Cases of Nine Pregnant Women With Zika Virus

  Miami, United States – US health authorities described the cases of nine pregnant women who contracted the Zika virus while traveling, two of whom chose abortion and one who gave ...

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WHO Chief ‘Confident’ Olympics Will Be Safe Despite Zika

WHO Chief ‘Confident’ Olympics Will Be Safe Despite Zika

  Brasília, Brazil – The head of the World Health Organization expressed confidence that Brazil can host the Rio Olympics safely despite the Zika threat, while warning of a long battle ...

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