All posts tagged "zika"

  • In this Jan. 18, 2016 photo, a researcher holds a container with female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes aegypti is a vector for transmitting the Zika virus. The Brazilian government announced it will direct funds to a biomedical research center to help develop a vaccine against the Zika virus linked to brain damage in babies. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
    In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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    Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Tata Motors Chairman Cyrus Mistry, left, and Tim Leverton, head of Tata Engineering and Research and Development, pose for photographers during the unveiling of Zica at a press preview of Auto Expo in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. The Zika virus has hit India's Tata Motors, which has decided to rebrand soon-to-be launched hatchback vehicle which was to have been called Zica, an abbreviation of "Zippy Car." Tata Motors said in a statement Tuesday that the car would carry the Zica nameplate during the exhibition, but a new name will be announced in a few weeks. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
    Zika virus forces India’s Tata Motors to change car’s name

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Zika virus has hit India’s Tata Motors, which has decided to rebrand a new hatchback vehicle that it was planning to call Zica. The car was shown for the first time on...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • In this Jan. 18, 2016 photo, a researcher holds a container with female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes aegypti is a vector for transmitting the Zika virus. The Brazilian government announced it will direct funds to a biomedical research center to help develop a vaccine against the Zika virus linked to brain damage in babies. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
    WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it is an “extraordinary event.”...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • In this Jan. 18, 2016 photo, a researcher holds a container with female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes aegypti is a vector for transmitting the Zika virus. The Brazilian government announced it will direct funds to a biomedical research center to help develop a vaccine against the Zika virus linked to brain damage in babies. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
    UN health chief: Zika virus is ‘spreading explosively’

    GENEVA (AP) — Declaring that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively,” the World Health Organization announced it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts Monday to decide if the outbreak should be declared an international health...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • A health worker stands in the Sambadrome as he sprays insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Inspectors begin to spray insecticide around Sambadrome, the outdoor grounds where thousands of dancers and musicians will parade during the city's Feb. 5-10 Carnival celebrations. Brazil's health minister says the country will mobilize some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus linked to birth defects. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
    Health minister: Brazil is ‘losing battle’ against mosquito

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s health minister says the country is sending some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects — but he also says the war...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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  • This 2006 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. On Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, U.S. health officials are telling pregnant women to avoid travel to Latin America and Caribbean countries with outbreaks of a tropical illness linked to birth defects. The Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites from Aedes aegypti and causes only a mild illness in most people. But there’s been mounting evidence linking the virus to a surge of a rare birth defect in Brazil. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)
    WHO says Zika likely in all but 2 countries in Americas

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The World Health Organization says the Zika virus that’s suspected of causing birth defects is likely to spread to every country in the Americas where the mosquito that carries it can be found:...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
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