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More evidence for Zika virus link to damage beyond microcephaly

More evidence for Zika virus link to damage beyond microcephaly

Published October 4, 2016 7:19am By LISA RAPAPORT, Reuters The mosquito-borne Zika virus can lead to extensive birth defects that go beyond microcephaly, a Brazilian study suggests. Researchers studied 11 babies diagnosed with Zika and found they had a range of neurological impairments including small skulls and brains as well as an underdeveloped cerebellum, the part of the brain responsible for motor skills, and an absence of normal folds in the cerebral cortex, the gray matter that handles memory, language, social skills and problem solving.

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Zika triggers travel alert vs PH, SEA countries

Zika triggers travel alert vs PH, SEA countries

By: Kristine Felisse Mangunay @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 05:35 AM October 1st, 2016 The United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised pregnant women to “consider postponing nonessential travel” to several southeast Asian countries—including the Philippines—because of the Zika virus.

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WHO issues travel advisory vs Zika

WHO issues travel advisory vs Zika

Practice safe sex for at least six months after returning from areas where the Zika virus has been circulating, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday urged travelers to avoid the risk of spreading Zika infection.

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 DOH confirms 6th Zika case in Philippines

DOH confirms 6th Zika case in Philippines

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 6, 2016 - 12:00am Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial earlier said no locally transmitted Zika case has been reported. The public has no cause for alarm despite reported cases in Singapore and Malaysia of locally transmitted Zika virus, she added. AP/Andre Penner, File MANILA, Philippines - A married woman from Iloilo was documented over the weekend with Zika virus, becoming the sixth case in the Philippines.

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Philippines confirms first case of Zika virus this year: ministry

Philippines confirms first case of Zika virus this year: ministry

Health News | Mon Sep 5, 2016 8:09am EDT A member of a pest control team shows a container of mosquito larvae that they collected during their inspections at Zika clusters in Singapore September 5, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su The Philippines confirmed on Monday its first case of the Zika virus this year and said it was "highly likely" it had been locally transmitted, and it expected more cases after stepping up surveillance.

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6th Zika case confirmed in Philippines

6th Zika case confirmed in Philippines

(philstar.com) | Updated September 5, 2016 - 4:46pm FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to be a carrier of the Zika virus, acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The World Health Organization said Friday Sept. 2, 2016, that the outbreak of Zika remains an international health emergency and noted the virus is continuing to infect new countries. AP/Andre Penner, File

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Overseas Pinoys warned vs Zika

Overseas Pinoys warned vs Zika

By: Estrella Torres Philippine Daily Inquirer@inquirerdotnet 12:08 AM September 4th, 2016 WITH CLOSE to 10 million Filipinos living and working abroad, the Department of Foreign Affairs has urged citizens, particularly those traveling, to take extra precautions when in Zika-affected countries.

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DOH issues travel advisory on Zika

DOH issues travel advisory on Zika

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 3, 2016 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos departing for abroad will receive at the airport brochures from the Department of Health (DOH) on how to avoid the Zika virus.

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UN agency: No confirmed Zika cases linked to Rio Olympics

UN agency: No confirmed Zika cases linked to Rio Olympics

Associated Press @inquirerdotnet 09:54 AM August 26th, 2016 GENEVA — The UN health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics.

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Health official warns Zika could spread across US Gulf

Health official warns Zika could spread across US Gulf

Published August 22, 2016 2:51am By CHRIS PRENTICE, Reuters One of the top US public health officials on Sunday warned that the mosquito-borne Zika virus could extend its reach across the US Gulf Coast after officials last week confirmed it as active in the popular tourist destination of Miami Beach.

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