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Fighting the Zika virus
The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain damage to babies in Brazil, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, according to the WHO.
HEALTH-ZIKA/VENEZUELA
RTX24FHM
January 28, 2016
A municipal worker carries out fumigation to help control the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus...
Caracas, Venezuela
A municipal worker carries out fumigation to help control the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus...
A municipal worker carries out fumigation to help control the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Caracas, Venezuela January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello
HEALTH-ZIKA/NICARAGUA
RTX24H0Z
January 28, 2016
Children cover their faces outside their house while a health ministry worker fumigates to kill mosquitoes...
Managua, Nicaragua
Children cover their faces outside their house while a health ministry worker fumigates to kill mosquitoes...
Children cover their faces outside their house while a health ministry worker fumigates to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against dengue and chikungunya and to prevent the entry of Zika virus in Managua, Nicaragua January 28, 2016. Nicaraguan government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo announced on Thursday of a new positive case of Zika in Managua city, bringing confirmed cases in the country to three. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
RTX24GYR
January 28, 2016
Gisele Felix, who is five months pregnant, applies repellent at her home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Felix applies repellent at her home in Rio de Janeiro
Gisele Felix, who is five months pregnant, applies repellent at her home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 28, 2016. Gisele, who is concerned about the Zika virus, has not gone out of her house during her 30-day vacation, keeping all the windows and doors closed in an effort to keep out mosquitoes. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday the Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is "spreading explosively" and may infect 3 to 4 million people in the Americas, including 1.5 million in Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
HEALTH-ZIKA/
RTX24GT4
January 28, 2016
A technician from Oxitec inspects pupae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Campinas,...
Campinas, Brazil
A technician from Oxitec inspects pupae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Campinas,...
A technician from Oxitec inspects pupae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Campinas, Brazil, January 28, 2016. Oxitec, the UK subsidiary of U.S. synthetic biology company Intrexon, hopes to deploy a self-limiting genetically modified strain of insects to compete with normal Aedes aegypti. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
HEALTH-ZIKA/
RTX24E1B
January 28, 2016
World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan (R) and Assistant Director-General for Emergencies...
Geneva, Switzerland
WHO Director-General Chan and Assistant Director-General for Emergencies at the WHO Aylward arrive for...
World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan (R) and Assistant Director-General for Emergencies at the WHO Bruce Aylward arrive for the WHO Executive Board information session for Member States on Zika virus in Geneva, Switzerland January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
HEALTH-ZIKA/GUATEMALA
RTX2450N
January 26, 2016
The forearm of a public health technician is seen covered with sterile female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Forearm of a public health technician is seen covered with sterile female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes after...
The forearm of a public health technician is seen covered with sterile female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes after leaving a recipient to cultivate larvae, in a research area to prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, at the entomology department of the Ministry of Public Health, in Guatemala City, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Josue Decavele TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HEALTH-ZIKA/
RTX24AW9
January 27, 2016
A house worker protects himself as city workers fumigate the Centro America neighbourhood as part of...
San Salvador, El Salvador
A house worker protects himself as city workers fumigate the Centro America neighbourhood as part of...
A house worker protects himself as city workers fumigate the Centro America neighbourhood as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in San Salvador, El Salvador January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
HEALTH-ZIKA/NICARAGUA
RTX244D1
January 26, 2016
A health ministry worker fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against dengue and chikungunya...
Managua, Nicaragua
A health ministry worker fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against dengue and chikungunya...
A health ministry worker fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against dengue and chikungunya and to prevent the entry of Zika virus in Managua, Nicaragua January 26, 2016. The Government of Nicaragua announced a plan in order to stop the Zika virus from arriving in the country. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HEALTH-ZIKA-BRAZIL/
RTX244YO
January 26, 2016
A municipal worker sprays insecticide at the neighborhood of Imbiribeira in Recife, Brazil, January 26,...
Recife, Brazil
A municipal worker sprays insecticide at the neighborhood of Imbiribeira in Recife
A municipal worker sprays insecticide at the neighborhood of Imbiribeira in Recife, Brazil, January 26, 2016. The operation is part of the city's effort to prevent the spread of Zika's vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, according to a statement from Municipal Health Secretary. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
HEALTH-ZIKA/GUATEMALA
RTX2451H
January 26, 2016
A public health technician extracts Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from a cage, in a research area to help...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Public health technician extracts Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from a cage, in a research area to help prevent...
A public health technician extracts Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from a cage, in a research area to help prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, at the entomology department of the Minister of Public Health, in Guatemala City, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Josue Decavele
HEALTH-ZIKA/GUATEMALA
RTX244XW
January 26, 2016
A public health technician inspects an Aedes aegypti mosquito in a research lab to help prevent the spread...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
A public health technician inspects an Aedes aegypti mosquito in a research lab to help prevent the spread...
A public health technician inspects an Aedes aegypti mosquito in a research lab to help prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at the entomology department of the Ministry of Public Health, in Guatemala City, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Josue Decavele TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HEALTH-ZIKA/GUATEMALA
RTX2451F
January 26, 2016
Trays with the larvae of Aedes aegypti mosquito are seen in a research area to help prevent the spread...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Trays with larvae of Aedes aegypti mosquito are seen in a research area to help prevent the spread of...
Trays with the larvae of Aedes aegypti mosquito are seen in a research area to help prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, at the entomology department of the Minister of Public Health, in Guatemala City, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Josue Decavele
HEALTH-ZIKA/
RTX23G7O
January 21, 2016
A man walks away from his home with his son as health workers fumigates the Altos del Cerro neighborhood...
Soyapango, El Salvador
A man walks away from his home with his son as health workers fumigates the Altos del Cerro neighbourhood...
A man walks away from his home with his son as health workers fumigates the Altos del Cerro neighborhood as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Soyapango, El Salvador January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
RTX2428Y
January 26, 2016
A municipal worker touches his face as he finishes spraying insecticide at Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Municipal worker touches his face as he finishes spraying insecticide at Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro...
A municipal worker touches his face as he finishes spraying insecticide at Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 26, 2016. Brazil's Health Ministry said in November that Zika was linked to a fetal deformation known as microcephaly, in which infants are born with smaller-than-usual brains. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
HEALTH-ZIKA/
RTX239VB
January 20, 2016
Graph of the symptoms of the Zika virus is seen behind of Colombia's Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria...
Colombia, BOGOTA
Graph of the symptoms of the Zika virus is seen behind of Colombia's Health Minister Gaviria during a...
Graph of the symptoms of the Zika virus is seen behind of Colombia's Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria (R) during a news conference in Bogota, Colombia, January 20, 2016. The Zika outbreak comes hard on the heels of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, demonstrating once again how little-understood diseases can rapidly emerge as global threats. REUTERS/John Vizcaino
HEALTH-ZIKA/NICARAGUA
RTX2441W
January 26, 2016
People stand outside their house while a health ministry worker fumigates to kill mosquitoes in Managua,...
Managua, Nicaragua
People stand outside their house while a health ministry worker fumigates to kill mosquitoes during a...
People stand outside their house while a health ministry worker fumigates to kill mosquitoes in Managua, Nicaragua January 26, 2016. Large drugmakers' investment in tropical disease vaccines with uncertain commercial prospects has so far been patchy, prompting health experts to call for a new system of incentives following the Ebola experience. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
HEALTH-ZIKA/
RTX2423J
January 26, 2016
Municipal workers wait before spraying insecticide at Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 26,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Municipal workers wait before spraying insecticide at Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro
Municipal workers wait before spraying insecticide at Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 26, 2016. The virus was first found in a monkey in the Zika forest near Lake Victoria, Uganda, in 1947, and has historically occurred in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. But there is little scientific data on it and it is unclear why it might be causing microcephaly in Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
HEALTH-ZIKA/
RTX23G7A
January 21, 2016
A health worker fumigates the Altos del Cerro neighborhood in Soyapango, El Salvador January 21, 2016....
Soyapango, El Salvador
A health worker fumigates the Altos del Cerro neighbourhood as part of preventive measures against the...
A health worker fumigates the Altos del Cerro neighborhood in Soyapango, El Salvador January 21, 2016. Laura Rodrigues of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said it was possible the disease could be evolving. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
HEALTH-ZIKA/NICARAGUA
RTX2441S
January 26, 2016
A woman sits outside her house while a health ministry worker fumigates in Managua, Nicaragua January...
Managua, Nicaragua
A woman sits outside her house while a health ministry worker fumigates to kill mosquitoes during a campaign...
A woman sits outside her house while a health ministry worker fumigates in Managua, Nicaragua January 26, 2016. More than one-third of the world’s population lives in areas at risk of dengue infection, in a band stretching through Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Latin America. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
HEALTH-ZIKA/ C
RTX246SC
January 27, 2016
HEALTH-ZIKA/ - Updates with latest countries affected affected by the Zika virus. (SIN04)
Brazil
HEALTH-ZIKA/ C
HEALTH-ZIKA/ - Updates with latest countries affected affected by the Zika virus. (SIN04)
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