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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 05, 2016 - Washington Times

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Florida readies for a fight with Zika virus

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. In 2014, chikungunya (chih-kihn-GUHN'-yuh), a virus spread by the same species of mosquito as Zika, infected a million people in the Caribbean. While 452 ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - Huffington Post

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The Latest On Zika: Florida Declares A Health Emergency

On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the United States, in Dallas County, Texas. The patient -- who contracted the virus from a sexual partner who had recently visited a Zika-afflicted country -- marks the first case of locally acquired Zika in the U.S. The virus, which is spread ...

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FEB 03, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Zika is a wake-up call for all of us

On Monday, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern. Unlike other viruses spread through the bite of the Aedes mosquito --such as dengue, yellow fever, or chikungunya -- the Zika virus often went unnoticed and was considered a mild tropical disease with most virus...

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FEB 03, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Already Struggling With Dengue, Hawaii Braces Itself For Zika

The mosquito-borne Zika virus could hit Hawaii especially hard if it arrives in the Aloha State, according to an expert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While a widespread outbreak of Zika in the Hawaiian islands remains unlikely at the moment, the state is at higher risk because of its tropical climate and large number of foreign travelers. And many experts are voicing ...

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