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Zika explained
What is known about the Zika virus that has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, and is spreading rapidly in the Americas.
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
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27 Jan. 2016
The Zika virus is found in tropical locales with large... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
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27 Jan. 2016
Recife, Brazil
The Zika virus is found in tropical locales with large mosquito populations. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Southern Asia and the Western Pacific. The virus was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys and was first identified in people in 1952 in Uganda and Tanzania, according to the World Health Organization.
Caption: Hilda Venancio bathes her son Matheus, who has microcephaly, in Recife, Brazil, January 27, 2016.REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
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2 Feb. 2016
The virus is transmitted to people through the bite... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/PERU
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1 Feb. 2016
Efforts to control the spread of the virus focus on... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
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2 Feb. 2016
The PAHO said there is no evidence that Zika can cause... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/PERU
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1 Feb. 2016
Health officials said Zika cases have been reported... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/COLOMBIA
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3 Feb. 2016
There is no treatment or vaccine available for Zika... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/EL SALVADOR
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2 Feb. 2016
Other nations and territories where Zika cases have... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/VENEZUELA
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28 Jan. 2016
Long-term health consequences of Zika infection remain... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/
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3 Feb. 2016
The WHO has said the virus could infect 4 million people... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/EL SALVADOR
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2 Feb. 2016
Marielos Sosa and a group of young volunteers developed... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/USA
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3 Feb. 2016
With no specific federal guideline yet in place to... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
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28 Jan. 2016
It is unclear whether in pregnant women the virus crosses... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
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2 Feb. 2016
People who get Zika virus disease typically have a... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/
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2 Feb. 2016
Two cases of possible person-to-person sexual transmission... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
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31 Jan. 2016
The virus has been linked to microcephaly, a condition... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
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2 Feb. 2016
Health officials have yet to establish a direct causal... more
HEALTH-ZIKA/BRAZIL
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27 Jan. 2016
The PAHO also said Zika can be transmitted through... more
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