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Zika vaccine shows promise in early human trial

Zika vaccine shows promise in early human trial

Published October 5, 2017 7:46am CHICAGO - A DNA-based Zika vaccine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc and South Korea's GeneOne Life Science Inc induced anti-Zika immune responses in an early stage human trial, US researchers reported on Wednesday.

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Myanmar H1N1 swine flu death toll rises to 10

Myanmar H1N1 swine flu death toll rises to 10

YANGON (Reuters) - Four more people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza in Myanmar, a health official said on Monday, taking the death toll in the latest outbreak to 10 as the government stepped up public awareness campaigns about the swine flu virus.

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Zika attacks throughout pregnancy, CDC report finds

Zika attacks throughout pregnancy, CDC report finds

(CNN)More than 120 children were born with Zika-related birth defects in the US territories during the 15 months since Zika became a public health concern, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday -- about 5% of all babies born to women there with confirmed cases of the virus.

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Singapore confirms two new Zika virus cases

Singapore confirms two new Zika virus cases

REUTERS | Singapore on Friday confirmed two cases of locally transmitted infections of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, bringing the total number of reported cases in the city-state this year to eight.

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WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus

WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus

REUTERS | India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.

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Scientists to test whether Zika can kill brain cancer cells

Scientists to test whether Zika can kill brain cancer cells

Reuters.Kate Kelland | LONDON Scientists in Britain plan to harness the Zika virus to try to kill brain tumor cells in experiments that they say could lead to new ways to fight an aggressive type of cancer.

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After surviving Ebola, Liberian icon dies giving birth

After surviving Ebola, Liberian icon dies giving birth

GMA News Online Published March 5, 2017 12:13pm In November 2014, Salome Karwah of Liberia graced the cover of Time magazine as a symbol of strength and humanity after surviving Ebola and using her experience to help others with the virus.

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Zika caused twenty-fold spike in birth defects —US study

Zika caused twenty-fold spike in birth defects —US study

Published March 3, 2017 7:23am By JULIE STEENHUYSEN, Reuters CHICAGO - Rates of microcephaly and certain other birth defects were 20 times higher in pregnancies affected by Zika compared with pregnancies in years before the virus arrived in the Americas, US researchers said on Thursday.

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Brazil to fight Zika by sterilizing mosquitoes with gamma rays

Brazil to fight Zika by sterilizing mosquitoes with gamma rays

Anthony Boadle, Reuters Posted at Feb 23 2016 09:36 AM BRASILIA - Brazil is planning to fight the Zika virus by zapping millions of male mosquitoes with gamma rays to sterilize them and stop the spread of the virus linked to thousands of birth defects.

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57 Zika cases in PH – DOH

57 Zika cases in PH – DOH

The Zika virus is detected in the National Capital Region, CALABARZON, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, and Western Visayas MANILA, Philippines – There are now 57 cases of the Zika virus in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday, February 2. Rappler.com Published 6:23 PM, February 03, 2017 Updated 6:24 PM, February 03, 2017

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