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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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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WHO warns Africa, Asia vulnerable for Zika virus

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The World Health Organization cautions that the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to birth defects, could spread to Africa and Asia which have the highest birth rates in the world.

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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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Brazil urges pregnant women to avoid Olympics over Zika

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Brazil urges pregnant women to avoid Olympics over Zika

The unprecedented warning, issued just over six months from the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, came after the World Health Organization declared an emergency over the mosquito-borne virus, suspected of causing microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, in babies.

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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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WHO declares global health emergency over Zika virus

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The World Health Organization declares the Zika virus to be a global health emergency as the disease linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil spreads rapidly.

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WHO says Zika virus spreads explosively, 4 million cases forecast

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WHO says Zika virus spreads explosively, 4 million cases forecast

The Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is "spreading explosively" and could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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3 teenage schoolgirls drown in Dak Lak reservoir

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3 teenage schoolgirls drown in Dak Lak reservoir

Three teenagers drowned while swimming in a reservoir in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak Thursday afternoon.

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WHO calls for common sense travel, trade measures on Zika

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Bruce Aylward, the assistant director of the The World Health Organization, says the UN agency has called for an emergency meeting partly to ensure that national authorities do not impose inappropriate travel or trade restrictions in the face of the Zika virus outbreak.

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Olympics safety from Zika is priority, says IOC's Bach

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President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach says they are working closely with the World Health Organization to protect Rio 2016 Games athletes and spectators from the Zika virus.

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WHO says extremely alarmed by Zika, could reach 4 million cases

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WHO says extremely alarmed by Zika, could reach 4 million cases

GENEVA, Jan 28 – The World Health Organization (WHO) expects the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas, to affect between three million and four million people, a disease expert said on Thursday.

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Global health body under pressure to stop Zika virus

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Global health body under pressure to stop Zika virus

The World Health Organization will hold a special session on Thursday on the Zika virus as the U.N. agency comes under pressure for quick action against the infection linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil that is spreading through Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hunt

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Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hunt

The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

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Thailand quarantines 32 people after second MERS case confirmed

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Thailand quarantines 32 people after second MERS case confirmed

Thailand has quarantined 32 people as it seeks to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after a second case of the virus was detected on Friday, a health ministry official said on Monday.

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