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First sexually-transmitted case of Zika detected in France

The advisory said, "The CDC Recommends that pregnant women consider not traveling to the Olympics". Dr. Richard Leman, an Oregon Health Authority public health physician, said in a news conference Friday in Portland that so far, all of the men who transmitted the virus sexually had shown symptoms.

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Facebook Introduces Reaction Buttons

The new reactions buttons were unveiled last October as a test project for Facebook users in Spain and Ireland. "We will continue learning and listening to feedback to make sure we have a set of reactions that will be useful all over the world".

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Yoko Ono has stroke of genius, not stroke says Sean Lennon

Later Sean Ono Lennon, the son Yoko shared with late husband John Lennon, took to Twitter to dispel the lingering rumors that she had suffered a stroke. Thanks for all the well wishes! "The information that she has been given is that in all likelihood she will be out tomorrow (Saturday)". Ono, who was born in Tokyo, has worn many hats over her life, including artist, musician, filmmaker and peace activist.

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Zika infections confirmed in 9 pregnant women in the US

The real concern is for pregnant women because Zika virus has been known to be linked to microcephaly and other birth defects in babies. In January, the CDC released details of a case of a US woman who had lived in Brazil and gave birth to a micro cephalic baby in Hawaii.

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CDC: Zika infections confirmed in 9 pregnant women in US

His comment on the sidelines of an event hosted by the global airline trade group marks one of the industry's first acknowledgments that the mosquito-borne virus could hit revenue. The antibody test detects antibodies from not only Zika but many other viruses, including Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus and Yellow Fever. Microcephaly, a serious brain birth defect, has been reported in some infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus while pregnant.

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'Super lice' hits 25 states, but there's a new weapon

She said head lice is a constant battle. Lice move by crawling; they can not hop or fly. Yoon studied a large number of samples from across the country and came to the conclusion that nearly all lice populations tested have developed gene mutations that made them resistant to the chemical called pyrethroids.