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FEB 06, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

(Reuters) - Global health officials have said that the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is rapidly spreading in the Americas and could infect up to 4 million people. The virus is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female Aedes mosquitoes, the same type of mosquito that spreads ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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WHO advises against blood donations from people returning from Zika areas

The World Health Organization on Thursday advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who had travelled to regions affected by the Zika virus. "With the risk of incidence of new infections of Zika virus in many countries, and the potential linkage of the Zika virus infection with microcephaly and other clinical consequence, it is estimated as an appropriate precautionary ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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The Latest: Canada limits blood donations from travelers

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is linked to brain deformities in babies (all times local):

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FEB 03, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Canada moves to protect blood supply from Zika virus

Canadian blood agencies announced Wednesday a temporary restriction on blood donations aimed at keeping the Zika virus out of the nation's blood supply. Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada, the continental United States or Europe will be ineligible to give blood for three weeks upon their return from abroad "to mitigate the risk of the Zika virus entering the ...

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FEB 02, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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WestJet says weak Alberta economy weighing on demand

WestJet Airlines Ltd's quarterly revenue per available seat mile, a key measure of profitability, is poised for its steepest decline since 2009, as Alberta's weakening economy weighs on leisure and business travel from the western Canadian province. Alberta, known for its oil-rich resources, has been hit by a near 70 percent plunge in oil prices since June 2014. Airlines in ...

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