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14 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Zika virus travel warning

Zika is a flavivirus related to the dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses. It causes a mild illness, known as Zika fever, and is transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes that bite mostly during the daytime. Human to human transmission is impossible, except during pregnancy when the disease can be transmitted from mother to unborn child.

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14 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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CDC: Link between Zika, microcephaly looks "stronger and stronger"

(Reuters) - The suspected link between the Zika virus and a birth defect known as microcephaly appears "stronger and stronger" as researchers study whether there is a causal connection, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. Scientists are trying to establish whether infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy causes microcephaly, in which ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Sexually Transmitted Zika Highlights Brazil's Rampant Inequality

On Friday, scientists detected Zika virus in both urine and saliva for the first time, classifying the virus in the bodily fluid samples as "active." That means the fluid samples are capable of transmitting Zika. This finding, coupled with recent reports of a sexually transmitted Zika case in Texas, indicates that sexual contact may become a significant mode of transmission for ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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The Latest On Zika: Virus In Bodily Fluids Prompts New Sex Recommendations

On Friday, Brazilian researchers detected Zika virus in saliva and urine for the first time. While it's still too early to say whether the disease can be spread by the fluids, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its health guidelines for pregnant women to include sexual health recommendations.  The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, ...

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15 HOURS AGO - New York Times

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C.D.C. Defends Advice to Women on Drinking and Pregnancy

After much criticism, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defended its recommendation to refrain from drinking alcohol if women are not using birth control.

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