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More than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

More than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government | Reuters

BOGOTA More than 5,000 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 rapid spread across the Americas. #Sports #United States #India #Brazil #markets #opinion
Brazil enlists army, cabinet in campaign against Zika | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

Brazil enlists army, cabinet in campaign against Zika | Reuters

BRASILIA Brazil's government launched a nationwide campaign on Saturday to fight the Zika virus, with President Dilma Rousseff and cabinet ministers personally visiting homes and handing out leaflets along with 220,000 troops. Under a scorching sun in the neighborhood of Zepellin in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, which will host the Olympic Games in August, Rousseff said everyone needed to take part in the battle against the mosquito carrying Zika, suspected of causing the birth defect microcephaly. There are currently no vaccines or treatment for the virus, though research institutes and pharmaceutical companies are working on several possibilities. #United States #Brazil #Olympics #United Kingdom #Entertainment #article
FACTBOX - Why the Zika virus is causing alarm | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

FACTBOX - Why the Zika virus is causing alarm | Reuters

Global health officials have said that the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is rapidly spreading in the Americas and could infect up to 4 million people. The race is on to develop a Zika vaccine. #United States #Brazil #Australia #science #Health #Netherlands
WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

Feb 11, 2016

WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to "normal infants." #Brazil #NewsTracker #Health #WHO #World Health Organisation #Zika Virus #Zika
Zika, disease of the poor, may not change abortion in Brazil

Feb 10, 2016

Zika, disease of the poor, may not change abortion in Brazil

Six months pregnant with her first child, Eritania Maria has a rash and a mild fever, symptoms of the Zika virus linked to brain deformities in newborn children in Brazil. #Brazil #Zika Virus #microcephaly #Eritania Maria #Teenage pregnancy
Zika chronicles: Doctors puzzle over severity of defects in some Brazilian babies

Feb 08, 2016

Zika chronicles: Doctors puzzle over severity of defects in some Brazilian babies

Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil. #Brazil #ConnectTheDots #WHO #World Health Organisation #Birth defects #CDC #Zika Virus
Obama offers Colombia more than $450 million aid to help with peace process | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Obama offers Colombia more than $450 million aid to help with peace process | Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $450 million in aid to help Colombia implement a peace accord aimed at ending Latin America's longest war, which has killed thousands of people and displaced millions, the White House said on Thursday. The funding would help the Colombian government with counter terrorism and narcotics issues, and education and retraining programs to help reintegrate into society members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a leftist rebel group #United States #Brazil #Technology #Crime #United Kingdom #Latin America #article
Brazil reports Zika infection from blood transfusions | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Brazil reports Zika infection from blood transfusions | Reuters

BRASILIA Brazilian health officials said on Thursday they have confirmed two cases of transmission of Zika through transfusions of blood from donors who had been infected with the mosquito-borne virus that is spreading rapidly through the Americas. Marcelo Addas Carvalho, director of the Blood Center at the Sao Paulo state University of Campinas, said genetic testing confirmed that a man who received a blood transfusion using blood from a donor with Zika in March 2015 became infected with the virus, although the patient did not develop symptoms. Earlier, the health department of Campinas, an industrial city near Sao Paulo, said a man with gunshot wounds became infected with Zika after multiple blood transfusions in April 2015 that included blood donated by an infected person. #Business #Brazil #Middle East #science #Entertainment #opinion
Delta CEO-designate - Zika has not impacted flight bookings | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Delta CEO-designate - Zika has not impacted flight bookings | Reuters

The rapidly spreading Zika virus has not impacted bookings on Delta Air Lines Inc ( DAL.N ) to Latin America and the Caribbean, its president and CEO-designate said on Thursday, but added that customers' future plans were tough to predict. "Candidly, it would be hard to see much change," given that Delta's unit revenue to Brazil has already fallen sharply because of the country's economic slowdown, said Ed Bastian, set to become the carrier's new chief executive in May. #Brazil #markets #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Mexico health ministry downplays Zika threat to tourism | Reuters

Feb 04, 2016

Mexico health ministry downplays Zika threat to tourism | Reuters

MEXICO CITY Mexico's health ministry on Wednesday sought to play down any impact on its tourism industry from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, emphasizing the disease was under control and far from its main tourist centers. #India #Brazil #Middle East #Mexico #opinion #article