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FEB 06, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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US urges condom use or abstinence to avoid Zika virus

US health authorities on Friday urged people to use condoms or refrain from sex if they live in or have traveled to areas where the Zika virus is circulating. The new interim guidelines from the US Centers from Disease Control are aimed at pregnant women and their partners, and at people of childbearing age who are concerned about Zika, a ...

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FEB 06, 2016 - 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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FEB 05, 2016 - Baltimore Sun

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After Texas stopped funding Planned Parenthood, low-income women had more babies

The state of Texas’ sustained campaign against Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics affiliated with abortion providers appears to have led to an increase in births among low-income women who lost access to affordable and effective birth control, a new study says.The analysis, published...

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FEB 05, 2016 - Washington Times

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Health officials: Zika virus case confirmed in Travis County

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Health officials say a travel-related case of Zika virus has been confirmed in Travis County. A statement from the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department Thursday says that an Austin man younger than 50 contracted the virus while travelling to Colombia, and is the county's ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Zika Virus Threat Puts Abortion Rights And Disability Rights On Collision Course

As more cases of Zika virus pop up in the U.S., abortion rights advocates are raising concerns about whether harsh abortion restrictions will affect pregnant women’s ability to terminate pregnancies if they’re infected with the virus. Zika has been linked to microcephaly, in which babies are born with underdeveloped brains and abnormally small heads. Some cases seen in Brazil and elsewhere ...

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