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Angola yellow fever outbreak spreads

The number of deaths from a yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225 with at least another 1,600 infected. However experts fear the numbers

The number of deaths from a yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225 with at least another 1,600 infected. However experts fear the numbers

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US health officials warn of mass Zika virus infections in Puerto Rico

There is concern that hundreds of thousands of people on the US island territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with the Zika virus this year

There is concern that hundreds of thousands of people on the US island territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with the Zika virus this year

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Mosquitoes the world’s deadliest animal (after man, of course)

Mosquitoes (all genera combined) kill more than 500,000 people worldwide each year. That makes them the second most deadly species to humans after

Mosquitoes (all genera combined) kill more than 500,000 people worldwide each year. That makes them the second most deadly species to humans after

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Zika link to microcephaly may be weeks away, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a suspected link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and microcephaly in newborn babies should be

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a suspected link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and microcephaly in newborn babies should be

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Combating the spread of Zika

Efforts are being stepped up across the Americas, including in Panama, Uruguay, Peru and Honduras, to help fight the rapid spread of the

Efforts are being stepped up across the Americas, including in Panama, Uruguay, Peru and Honduras, to help fight the rapid spread of the

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WHO declares global emergency over condition connected to Zika

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency over a condition linked to the Zika virus. A connection has been made been the

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency over a condition linked to the Zika virus. A connection has been made been the

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Race to find vaccine, as mosquito-born Zika virus grips Americas

The race is on to find a vaccine, as the mosquito-born Zika virus takes hold in the Americas. It is being linked to severe birth defects. Around

The race is on to find a vaccine, as the mosquito-born Zika virus takes hold in the Americas. It is being linked to severe birth defects. Around

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"Explosive" risk of baby-crippling Zika virus spreading says WHO

The World Health Organisation is sounding the alarm, belatedly say its critics, about what it says is an “explosive” threat of the incurable Zika

The World Health Organisation is sounding the alarm, belatedly say its critics, about what it says is an “explosive” threat of the incurable Zika