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Zika ebbing in Latin America but vigilance needed —WHO

Zika ebbing in Latin America but vigilance needed —WHO

GENEVA - Brazil and Latin America are recording lower numbers of Zika infections than last year, but all countries must remain vigilant against the virus which can cause birth defects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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DOH: Zika cases in PH now at 52

DOH: Zika cases in PH now at 52

This is a big jump from the 33 Zika cases announced by the Department of Health more than a month ago

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Birth defects seen in 6% of US pregnancies with Zika

Birth defects seen in 6% of US pregnancies with Zika

Associated Press / 05:29 AM December 15, 2016 NEW YORK — A US study of Zika-infected pregnancies found that 6 percent of them ended in birth defects. The rate was nearly twice as high for women infected early in pregnancy.

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WHO lifts Zika emergency

WHO lifts Zika emergency

(Associated Press) | Updated November 20, 2016 - 12:00am GENEVA – Acknowledging Zika is “here to stay,” the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a nine-month-old emergency declaration and prepared for a longer-term response to the mosquito-borne virus that can result in severe neurological defects in newborns whose mothers were infected.

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2 pang kaso ng Zika, nakumpirma sa bansa; kabuuang bilang 17

2 pang kaso ng Zika, nakumpirma sa bansa; kabuuang bilang 17

Dalawa pang bagong Zika virus infections ang nakumpirma sa bansa, na ngayon ay nakapagtala na ng 17 na kaso ng naturang sakit mula sa lamok, pahayag ng Health department nitong Biyernes.

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Two more Zika cases confirmed in PHL

Two more Zika cases confirmed in PHL

Two more Zika cases have been reported in the Philippines, bringing the total number of confirmed cases this year to 17 as of October 13, the Health department said Friday.

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DOH confirms 2 Zika cases in Metro Manila

DOH confirms 2 Zika cases in Metro Manila

MANILA - Two new cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Metro Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Friday.

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How to fight Zika safely

How to fight Zika safely

ATC Healthcare Posted at Oct 12 2016 11:24 AM | Updated as of Oct 12 2016 11:29 AM With reports of new cases of Zika virus in the country, Filipinos are urged to be more aware of this disease carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. One of the reported cases involves a pregnant woman in Cebu. The mosquito-borne disease is usually not life-threatening but has been linked to a rise in birth defects in other countries, where hundreds of babies have been born with unusually small heads in recent years.

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WHO: Zika cases seen to rise in Asia-Pacific

WHO: Zika cases seen to rise in Asia-Pacific

(Associated Press) | Updated October 11, 2016 - 12:00am World Health Organization Regional Director Shin Young-soo gestures as he answers questions from reporters in Manila, Philippines Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. WHO officials say cases of the mosquito-born Zika virus infection are expected to continue to rise in Asia Pacific and regional health authorities are scaling up surveillance, preparing responses to complications and collaborating to come up with answers to many questions about the disease. AP Photo/Aaron Favila

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Mexican authorities report cases of Zika linked Guillain-Barre syndrome

Mexican authorities report cases of Zika linked Guillain-Barre syndrome

Natalie Schachar and Noe Torres, Reuters Posted at Oct 07 2016 11:20 AM MEXICO CITY- Five cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome associated with the Zika virus infection have been confirmed in Mexico, the country's Secretary of Health said on Thursday.

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