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DOH Reports Confirmed Case of Zika

DOH Reports Confirmed Case of Zika

  Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell Ubial today announced that a 45-year-old female, married, non-pregnant from Iloilo City was the first confirmed case of Zika in 2016 as reported to ...

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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 Virus ‘Scarier’ Than Thought: US Health Officials

Zika Virus ‘Scarier’ Than Thought: US Health Officials

  Washington, United States – The Zika virus is “scarier” than previously thought, US health officials warned Monday as they urged Congress to unblock funding to fight the mosquito-borne virus linked ...

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Belize Wary Over US Suspicion Woman Caught Zika on Trip

Belize Wary Over US Suspicion Woman Caught Zika on Trip

  San José, Costa Rica – The government of Belize issued a statement saying it was treating with caution information from US health authorities that a woman who was recently in ...

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Cheap Tire Innovation Could Boost Zika Control

Cheap Tire Innovation Could Boost Zika Control

  Ottawa, Canada – Researchers said they have found a way to fashion a cheap mosquito trap out of old tires that can collect thousands of eggs that may carry the ...

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First 3-D Image of Zika Virus Could Speed Vaccine Hunt: Study

First 3-D Image of Zika Virus Could Speed Vaccine Hunt: Study

  Miami, United States – US researchers announced the first three-dimensional map of Zika, an advance that some hope will speed efforts to develop a vaccine against the mosquito-borne virus which ...

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Chile Reports First Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika

Chile Reports First Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika

  Santiago, Chile – Authorities Saturday reported the first sexually transmitted case of Zika in mainland Chile, where there is no known presence of the mosquito generally blamed for passing on ...

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WHO Experts in Cape Verde to Monitor Zika, Microcephaly Case

WHO Experts in Cape Verde to Monitor Zika, Microcephaly Case

  Dakar, Senegal – The World Health Organization (WHO) has dispatched a team to Cape Verde to monitor a Zika virus outbreak following the west African archipelago’s first recorded microcephaly case. ...

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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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