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Specialized trucks, planes target mosquitoes in South Beach

Early Tuesday, Buffalo turbine trucks drove through Miami Beach spraying BTI, which Miami officials hope will kill off Zika's carrier, the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Thursday and wrap up within a half-hour. County and city officials said the recommendation came down from the CDC, Florida Department of Agriculture and Florida Department Health after mosquito counts increased during the holiday weekend.

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After two days, no new talks planned in Allina nurses strike

The nurses say they plan to strike starting Monday. No new negotiations have been scheduled. Allina said there will be no return to talks until the union decides it come up with a better way to deal with the nurses contribution to health care costs.

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UN changes guidance about sex for travelers to Zika zones

It was the fourth such meeting. The agency said it is now reviewing the latest scientific information on Zika and may update its guidance later. According to the World Health Organisation, as of August 28, the virus was found in 70 countries worldwide, including 11 countries where the risky virus had infected human beings.

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Trump and Clinton turn to battleground states in the South

Nearly half of voters say they are less enthusiastic about voting this year than in previous elections, with just 42 percent reporting that they're more excited. Neither major third party candidate appears to be making the gains necessary to reach the 15 per cent threshold set by the Commission on Presidential Debates, with just three weeks to go before the first debate on September 26.

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High risk of Zika spreading from S'pore: M'sian Health Minister

So far, all the confirmed cases are residents or workers in the Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive area. Moreover, he emphasized that the Zika virus, unlike Dengue fever which is also an Aedes mosquito-borne disease, can also be transmitted sexually.

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Five-day junior doctors' strike suspended by BMA

Dr Borbora said: "The first duty of any doctor is the safety of patients". The BMA said the decision was made after a meeting with officials from NHS England. The planned winter strikes are also expected to be a heavier burden to the already laboured NHS due to the colder weather. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt may clarify his position later on Monday (5 September) when he makes a statement in the Commons on the bitterly contested dispute.