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What you need to know about Zika virus

There are presently Zika virus warnings in place in 34 countries and territories around the world, according to the latest CDC data. Zika is primarily spread by mosquito bites and it has been linked to birth defects, including infants with small heads.

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Zika Pregnancies in United States - 5 End in Disaster

Brazil has recorded 1.5 million cases of the Zika virus, making it the country hardest hit by the virus, which is thought to be transmitted by the Aedis aegypti mosquito. The overwhelming majority of the 257 women who requested lab tests - about 97 percent - turned out not to have the virus. Both cases were infected during travel to an area with ongoing local transmission.

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London hospital discharges Scottish nurse who had Ebola

After being transferred from Sierra Leone to Britain, Cafferkey initially recovered from the Ebola hemorrhagic fever and was sent home in January previous year. She was treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London twice in 2015, on one occasion spending over a month in quarantine. She had to be readmitted to the hospital's high-level isolation treatment unit after the virus, which had lingered in her brain, caused her to develop life-threatening meningitis due to the Ebola.

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Nine Pregnant US Women Now Have Zika

She said it was "greater than we would have expected". Zika is a disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes infected with the Zika virus. "We did not expect to see these brain abnormalities in this small case series of USA pregnant travelers".

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Fighting resumes in Kashmir's Pampore town

The army took over the operation against the guerrillas, believed to belong to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, with a group of specially-trained para commandos being brought in to flush them out. Abdul Gani Mir worked as a gardener at the EDI office. "Initially, CRPF attempted to get inside the building but terrorists threw a grenade and fired at them", GOC, Victor Force, Arvind Dutta, told reporters.

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Authorities: Another confirmed case of Zika virus in the United States

Two women were diagnosed with Zika during their second trimester, the CDC said. CDC officials have set up a temporary lab to breed mosquitoes and determine if they are resistant to insecticides that Puerto Rico is using. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...