Zika virus: What you need to know in two minutes

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The Zika virus is spreading across the Americas. Since it was first detected in Brazil in May 2015, the mosquito-borne virus has alarmed health officials. Bloomberg QuickTake explains what the Zika virus is, and how officials are trying to stop it.

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WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

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WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to "normal infants."

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More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

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More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

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Peru and Uruguay step up efforts against Zika virus

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As the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads across the Americas, Peru and Uruguay step up efforts to curb a national outbreak.

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Zika alarm rises after U.S. sex link, more Brazil birth defects

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Zika alarm rises after U.S. sex link, more Brazil birth defects

The World Health Organization voiced concern on Wednesday over the reported sexual transmission of the Zika virus in Texas amid worries that such infections could make efforts to combat the virus linked to severe birth defects in Brazil even tougher.

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Takeda assembles team to evaluate Zika vaccine possibilities

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Takeda assembles team to evaluate Zika vaccine possibilities

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia’s largest drugmaker, has assembled an internal team to look into how it might contribute to vaccine efforts to combat the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne pathogen that is currently spreading through the Americas.

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Zika likely to hit Vietnam

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Zika likely to hit Vietnam

The Ministry of Health has said the Zika virus might hit Vietnam as Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit dengue fever, abound here in the nation.

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Tan Son Nhat to spray mosquitoes to prevent Zika spread

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Tan Son Nhat to spray mosquitoes to prevent Zika spread

Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City will spray for mosquitoes in an attempt to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of infants in Brazil.

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Zika virus tied to birth defects is international emergency, WHO says

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Zika virus tied to birth defects is international emergency, WHO says

GENEVA/LONDON, Feb 1 - The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to the threat.

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Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

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Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

For scores of women in the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Brazil, the joy of pregnancy has given way to fear.

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Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

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Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

For scores of women in the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Brazil, the joy of pregnancy has given way to fear.

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Weekly roundup: Snow in Vietnam, visa bribe scandal, 5-star trains

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Weekly roundup: Snow in Vietnam, visa bribe scandal, 5-star trains

Farmers less enamoured of snow than tourists in Sa Pa

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Zika prevention measures set up across the Americas

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Seminars and informational classes for pregnant women across Central and South America hope to keep the Zika virus at bay.

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Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm in the Americas

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Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm in the Americas

Global health officials say the Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is spreading rapidly in the Americas and could infect 3 million to 4 million people. The race is on to develop a Zika vaccine.

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Brazil's Rousseff vows to win Zika 'war'

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Brazil's Rousseff vows to win Zika 'war'

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed Friday to "win the war" against the Zika virus, but some experts criticized her government's response and warned the Olympics could fuel the disease's spread.

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