Florida officials say local Zika transmission 'likely'

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Florida officials say local Zika transmission 'likely'

MIAMI: Florida health officials said Friday (Jul 29) they believe that four people have been infected locally with Zika, in what would be the first evidence that mosquitoes carrying the virus are present in the continental United States.

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Heroin use at 20-year high in U.S. drug 'epidemic', U.N. says

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Heroin use at 20-year high in U.S. drug 'epidemic', U.N. says

A heroin "epidemic" is gripping the United States, where cheap supply has helped push the number of users to a 20-year high, increasing drug-related deaths, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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U.S. House approves $622 million to combat Zika virus

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U.S. House approves $622 million to combat Zika virus

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to provide $622.1 million to control the spread of the Zika virus, far below President Barack Obama's request and lower than Senate legislation.

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U.S. officials warn Zika 'scarier' than initially thought

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U.S. officials warn Zika 'scarier' than initially thought

Top health officials expressed heightened concern on Monday about the threat posed to the United States by the Zika virus, saying the mosquito that spreads it is now present in about 30 states and hundreds of thousands of infections could appear in Puerto Rico.

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Early ultrasounds may not detect microcephaly in mothers with Zika: study

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Early ultrasounds may not detect microcephaly in mothers with Zika: study

Three ultrasounds done in the early weeks of pregnancy in a Finnish woman living in the United States infected by Zika failed to show signs of brain damage in a fetus later diagnosed with the birth defect microcephaly, U.S. researchers said in a study published on Wednesday.

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Vietnamese consumers concerned over safety of J&J baby powder

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Vietnamese consumers concerned over safety of J&J baby powder

Many Vietnamese customers have been increasingly worried about the safety of baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) following a recent court ruling holding the company responsible for the cancer death of a woman in the United States.

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Syrian ambassador in Moscow blames US for hospital strike

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Syrian ambassador in Moscow blames US for hospital strike

The Syrian ambassador to Moscow on Monday accused the United States of destroying a hospital backed by the humanitarian group MSF, amid US accusations that Russian air strikes had targeted medical facilities in the war-torn country.

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Sexually transmitted Zika virus reported in Dallas

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The World Health Organization says they are concerned after a report that the Zika virus has been sexually transmitted in the United States.

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First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

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First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb 2 - The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency.

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U.S. boosts study of Zika, birth defect link, as virus seen spreading

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U.S. boosts study of Zika, birth defect link, as virus seen spreading

U.S. health officials are stepping up efforts to study the link between Zika virus infections and birth defects in infants amid predictions for widespread circulation of the mosquito-borne virus within the United States during warmer months.

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US deaths from Alzheimer's disease rise significantly

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US deaths from Alzheimer's disease rise significantly

Nearly 10,000 more people died of Alzheimer's disease in the United States last year than in 2013, a significant rise of 8.1 percent, according to US health data released Wednesday.

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USAID helps Vietnam prevent pandemic threats

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USAID helps Vietnam prevent pandemic threats

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is sponsoring a programme to support Vietnam’s efforts to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats.

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Prime Minister endorses FAO-sponsored health project

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VietnamPlus English 13 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a 2.1-million USD project on controlling human health threats funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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Live anthrax sent to Australia: US officials

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Live anthrax sent to Australia: US officials

US authorities investigating the mistaken shipment of live anthrax by a military lab have discovered another batch of the lethal bacteria dating back to 2008, some of which was sent to Australia, officials said Friday.

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Washington is the world's most dangerous rich city for babies: charity

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Washington is the world's most dangerous rich city for babies: charity

Washington has the highest infant mortality rate of all the world's richest capitals, according to a survey highlighting the failure of the world's wealthiest country to prevent high rates of child deaths among its poorest citizens.

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