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US corroborates Zika virus in nine pregnant women

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th November 2017

All suits were contracted overseas and, of three babies born, one was diagnosed with brain defect, the Centre for Disease Control reported The government says Zika infections have been confirmed in nine pregnant women in the United States. All got the virus overseas. Three babies have been born, one with a brain defect. The Center […]

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In Latin America, requests for abortions rise as Zika spreads

Published in Odd and Fun on 6th November 2017

( CNN) In Latin American countries, where abortion is highly restricted if not downright illegal, pregnant women are seeking abortions at significantly higher rates, a new analyse reveals. This development comes in the aftermath of a November alert about the Zika virus issued by the Pan American Health Organization. The alert uncovered possibilities for the […]

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GOP Congressmen Oppose Abortion Rights For Women With Zika In Developing Countries

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th November 2017

Pregnant women in South and Latin America who contract Zika, a rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus links between severe birth defect and deformities in newborns, should not have access to abortion, Republican House leaders said Wednesday. “This push for more abortion access is heartbreaking, especially since there are different degrees of microcephaly, ” Rep. Jeff Duncan( […]

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The Latest On Zika Virus: Colombia’s First ‘Probable’ Microcephaly Case

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th October 2017

The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Newborns born with this birth defect have smaller heads and sometimes brains that aren’t fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems. Zika is currently spreading through Central […]

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The Newest Weapon Against Zika Virus May Be ‘Genetic Control’

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st October 2017

Scientists guess a type of genetically modified mosquito could help stop the procession of Zika virus, a disease that’s spreading in 37 countries and provinces around the world. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary vector for Zika virus, and inducing genetic tweaks to the population could one day either stop the mosquitoes from reproducing […]

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Zika epidemic limiteds promote’ violence against females’ advises report

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th October 2017

Amnesty International accuses governments in Latin America of dangerous levels of discrimination against females by restricting contraception and abortion The Zika epidemic in Latin America highlights dangerous levels of discrimination against women in reproductive healthcare, according to a report released today by Amnesty International. In a study of restrictions on contraception and abortion, the human […]

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Democrat demand Congress end its vacation to approve Zika funding

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th October 2017

Doctors fears of low funding and the first mosquito-borne infections in Florida prompt senators demand that Republican peers return for emergency funds Senate Democrats have called for Congress to end its recess and immediately approve emergency funds for combating the Zika virus in America, after Florida reported its first cases of mosquito-borne infections on the […]

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Democrat demand Congress aim its vacation to approve Zika funding

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th October 2017

Doctors fears of low funding and the first mosquito-borne infections in Florida prompt senators demand that Republican peers return for emergency funds Senate Democrats have called for Congress to aim its recess and immediately approve emergency funds for combating the Zika virus in America, after Florida reported its first cases of mosquito-borne infections on the […]

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Zika virus risk at Rio Olympics ‘negligible’, says Yale report

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th October 2017

Risk of infection very low indeed, despite concerns heightened by first case in Europe of newborn affected by the virus Spain has reported what is said to be the first birth in Europe of a newborn with Zika virus-related brain damage, according to the health authority in Catalonia, where the child was born. The mother, […]

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The Zika virus is

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th October 2017

A Miami groundskeeper sprays mosquito-killing pesticide, Aug. 4, 2016. Image: TNS via Getty Images Just days after a local outbreak of the Zika virus began in Miami , infecting at least 15 people so far, U.S. researchers are moving ahead with the first clinical trial for a potential vaccine. Yet their progress could promptly hit […]

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