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FEB 04, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Uruguay has 'no qualms" playing at center of Zika outbreak

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's team director says "we have no qualms" about playing a World Cup qualifier next month in Recife, Brazil, the city at the center of the outbreak of the Zika virus.

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FEB 03, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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S.America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

South American health ministers held an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a "nightmare" by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies. With health authorities warning the disease could infect up to four million people in the Americas, ministers from 14 countries held talks in Uruguay to plot their response to ...

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FEB 03, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Latest: Official urges Americas to spend more on Zika

Carissa Etienne told health ministers from Latin America holding an emergency meeting in Uruguay on Wednesday that every nation in the region needs to devote more money to expand mosquito control campaigns, bolster health services and educate the public on the dangers. In a pre-recorded, prime time television address Wednesday, Dilma Rousseff calls on citizens to unite to combat the ...

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FEB 03, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Latest: Brazil's president says Zika a 'real threat'

In a pre-recorded, prime time television address Wednesday, Rousseff called on citizens to unite to combat the mosquito that transmits the virus, which researchers here have linked to a rare birth defect. Canadian Blood Services says the 21-day period ensures enough time has passed for the virus to be eliminated from a person's bloodstream, but it is asking people to ...

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FEB 03, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Latest: Canada limits blood donations from travelers

Canadian Blood Services says the 21-day period ensures enough time has passed for the virus to be eliminated from a person's bloodstream, but it is asking people to postpone donation for at least a month after returning from travel outside the specified zones. International health officials tell The Associated Press that Brazil has yet to share enough samples and disease ...

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