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Zika virus declared no longer an international emergency by WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency – warning at the same time that the virus will continue to spread where mosquitoes carrying

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency – warning at the same time that the virus will continue to spread where mosquitoes carrying

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Zika spreads in Malaysia

Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman has contracted Zika.

Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman has contracted Zika.

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'Use a condom or avoid sex for 6 months after visiting Zika areas'

The World Health Organisation has advised that anyone returning from areas affected by the Zika virus should practice safe sex for at least six months.

The World Health Organisation has advised that anyone returning from areas affected by the Zika virus should practice safe sex for at least six months.

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Dozens more Zika cases identified in Singapore

Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.

Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.

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Zika virus spreads to Miami Beach

US health officials in Florida now say that mosquitos bearing the deadly Zika virus have spread to Miami Beach beyond their initial identified “transmission area” of…

US health officials in Florida now say that mosquitos bearing the deadly Zika virus have spread to Miami Beach beyond their initial identified “transmission area” of…

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Zika cases in Miami Beach bring new warning for pregnant women

Confirmation that the Zika virus has infected several people in Miami Beach has led US authorities to warn pregnant women not to travel to the Florida resort’s affected…

Confirmation that the Zika virus has infected several people in Miami Beach has led US authorities to warn pregnant women not to travel to the Florida resort’s affected…

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Fight to combat Zika stepped up in Florida as new cases reported

Authorities in Florida were increasing their efforts to combat the Zika virus on Wednesday after another local case was reported in Miami, bringing the total to…

Authorities in Florida were increasing their efforts to combat the Zika virus on Wednesday after another local case was reported in Miami, bringing the total to…

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WHO advises two months of safe sex for Zika prevention

The World Health Organisation is advising anyone who has traveled to any country with a current outbreak of the Zika virus to wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a b

The World Health Organisation is advising anyone who has traveled to any country with a current outbreak of the Zika virus to wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a b

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Zika virus: WHO rejects demands to move Rio Olympics

The World Health Organization has rejected demands for this summer’s Rio Olympics to be moved or postponed due to the Zika virus.

The World Health Organization has rejected demands for this summer’s Rio Olympics to be moved or postponed due to the Zika virus.

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Brazil will be ready for Olympic Games despite Zika, says minister

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the mosquito-borne virus Zika . Margaret Chan noted that

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the mosquito-borne virus Zika . Margaret Chan noted that

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Rio's mayor says Zika 'not a big issue' ahead of Olympics

With this year’s Olympic Games just around the corner, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor is trying to dampen down fears over the Zika virus. Eduardo Paes says

With this year’s Olympic Games just around the corner, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor is trying to dampen down fears over the Zika virus. Eduardo Paes says

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Australian Olympic athletes to receive Zika proof condoms

Australian athletes at this summer’s Rio Olympics will be supplied with condoms which offer “near complete” protection against the mosquito-borne

Australian athletes at this summer’s Rio Olympics will be supplied with condoms which offer “near complete” protection against the mosquito-borne

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US Health experts confirm Microcephaly link with Zika virus

Confirmation of link between microcephaly and Zika Questions remain unanswered Report could refocus efforts on a vaccine After weeks of study

Confirmation of link between microcephaly and Zika Questions remain unanswered Report could refocus efforts on a vaccine After weeks of study

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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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Cuba reports first Zika case contracted in the country

A 21-year-old woman living in Havana has become the first Cuban to contract the Zika virus having never been overseas. Cuba’s four previous cases all

A 21-year-old woman living in Havana has become the first Cuban to contract the Zika virus having never been overseas. Cuba’s four previous cases all

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New research says Zika "could spark" Guillain-Barré syndrome

A new study by a French scientists suggests the Zika virus might cause a debilitating neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. It comes

A new study by a French scientists suggests the Zika virus might cause a debilitating neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. It comes

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Colombia: More than 5,000 pregnant women infected with Zika virus

As efforts continue to try and stem the spread of Zika in the Americas, Colombia says more than 5,000 pregnant women are infected with the

As efforts continue to try and stem the spread of Zika in the Americas, Colombia says more than 5,000 pregnant women are infected with the