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2 Zika cases in Australia; mosquitoes at Sydney airport

Two Australians were diagnosed with the Zika virus after returning home from travels in the Caribbean, a state health service said on Tuesday, confirming the first cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the country this year. Offici

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2 Zika cases in Australia; mosquitoes at Sydney airport

Two Australians were diagnosed with the Zika virus after returning home from travels in the Caribbean, a state health service said on Tuesday, confirming the first cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the country this year. Offici

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GCC is urged to be on Zika virus alert

Countries in the Gulf are being urged to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, which is believed to be specifically dangerous to infants. The alert has been issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO), despite

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Zika virus ‘no threat to Bahrain’

The Health Ministry has reassured citizens and residents in Bahrain that there is no risk of Zika viral outbreak in the country as it’s free of the “aedes aegypti” mosquito that carries the disease. Bahrain is in touch with r

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2,100 Colombian women infected with Zika

More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its spread across the Americas. The virus has been li

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Race for Zika vaccine picks up steam as virus spreads

Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects and is spreading quickly through the Americas. Zika is now present in 23 coun

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Zika vaccine ‘may be ready for emergency use this year’

A vaccine for the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of infants, could be ready for emergency use before year-end, one of its lead developers said on Thursday, a timetable well ahead of estimates by US offic

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Zika virus spreads explosively, 4m cases forecast

The Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is "spreading explosively" and could infect as many as four million people in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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Zika virus spread alarming: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) expects the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas, to affect between three million and four million people and the spread of the mosquito-borne disease had gone from a mild threat to one of alarm

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WHO in emergency session to stop Zika virus

The World Health Organization will hold a special session on Thursday on the Zika virus for quick action against the infection linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil that is spreading through Latin America and the Caribbean.

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