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Zika Virus Threat Looms Over Rio Olympics 2016, Mosquito Nets for Pay Now

With Zika virus threat looming large on Rio Olympics in Brazil, the organizing committee has offered masquito nets to delegations on additional payment depending upon what type they would like to use. The rates may vary from Velcro that costs $15 to durable screens which can cost over $100. Philip Wilkinson, a spokesman for the Rio 2016 organizing committee, said ...

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Zika: Where and When Will Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Strike Next?

Zika, the virus that is rapidly spreading through South and Central America and the Caribbean, have ientifed three places in Ecuador where it might strike next. Zika is transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry dengue and chikungunya viruses, and that were historically responsible for yellow fever. Zika may be linked with birth defects such as microcephaly, and with the ...

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Zika virus infection from sex confirmed in Dallas, WHO releases advisory

Following the US National IHR Focal Point’s notification of a probable case of sexual transmission of Zika virus from an individual who is a resident of Dallas, Texas, travelled to Venezuela for one week between late December and the beginning of January, the World Health Organization has released an advice on symptoms and precautions. The Dallas resident developed symptoms of ...

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