Tag Archives: Brazil

Rio’s Zika Outbreak Matches Asian Virus: Study

Rio’s Zika Outbreak Matches Asian Virus: Study

  Miami, United States – The mosquito-borne Zika virus behind last year’s outbreak in Rio de Janeiro closely resembles another strain from Asia and may have been introduced by Pacific Island ...

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Zika Can Trigger Severe Neurological Disorder: Study

Zika Can Trigger Severe Neurological Disorder: Study

  Paris, France – Scientists said they had confirmed that the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and blamed for severe birth defects can also trigger a dangerous neurological disorder. In a ...

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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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Microcephaly Cases Up 10% in Brazil Amid Zika Scare

Microcephaly Cases Up 10% in Brazil Amid Zika Scare

  Brasília, Brazil – Brazil reported a new total of 508 confirmed cases of microcephaly, the serious birth defect suspected of being linked to the Zika virus — a 10 percent ...

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Zika Virus Panic Over Birth Defects in Latin America

Zika Virus Panic Over Birth Defects in Latin America

  Sao Paulo, Brazil – With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever, many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus — until it strikes ...

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Brazilian Boy Dies After Heart Transplant Delay

Brazilian Boy Dies After Heart Transplant Delay

  Brasília, Brazil – A 12-year-old Brazilian boy in urgent need of a heart transplant has died after authorities were unable to find a suitable airplane to deliver the organ, officials ...

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Zika Virus: US Issues Travel Warning for Pregnant Women

Zika Virus: US Issues Travel Warning for Pregnant Women

  Miami, United States – The United States warned pregnant women to avoid travel to 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America due to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked ...

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Mosquitos Spread Microcephaly Disease in Brazil

Mosquitos Spread Microcephaly Disease in Brazil

  Brasília, Brazil – Cases of microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with small heads, are skyrocketing in Brazil and the discovery that mosquitoes carry the disease means there are ...

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Brazilians Have a Beef with UN Meat Warning

Brazilians Have a Beef with UN Meat Warning

  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – At Rio de Janeiro’s famed Churrascaria Palace restaurant, the sizzling of steaks, the swish of carving knives and sighs of satisfied diners drowned out a ...

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