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FEB 06, 2016 - 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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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 - Huffington Post

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New Zika Guidelines Will Change How Lots Of Americans Have Sex

Pregnant couples in which a male partner may have been exposed to the mosquito-borne Zika virus should use condoms during vaginal, anal and oral sex or be abstinent in order to prevent sexual transmission of the disease, according to new federal guidelines.  That's because sexually transmitting Zika virus to a pregnant partner may pose a threat to the fetus’ development ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - CNN

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Whooping cough protection fades fast after Tdap booster, study finds

A booster vaccine for whooping cough, which many states require for middle school-aged children, does not provide long-lasting protection, a study finds.

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FEB 05, 2016 - Fox News

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Mosquito expert: Washington downplaying Zika virus threat to US

As the number of birth defects linked to a mosquito-borne virus surpasses 4,000 in Brazil, and scientists scramble to create a vaccine to protect against the untreatable disease, public health officials are bracing themselves for a potential outbreak in the U.S. The threat has some advocacy groups pushing for tighter health screenings among travelers and immigrants from Zika-afflicted countries, while ...

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