China confirms first case of Zika virus: Xinhua

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China confirms first case of Zika virus: Xinhua

China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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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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World health officials mobilise emergency plans against Zika threat

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World health officials mobilise emergency plans against Zika threat

World health officials mobilised with emergency response plans and funding pleas on Tuesday as fears grow that the Zika virus, blamed for a surge in the number of brain-damaged babies, could spread globally and threaten the Summer Olympics.

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Vietnam health officials warn of Zika, epidemics during Lunar New Year fest

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Vietnam health officials warn of Zika, epidemics during Lunar New Year fest

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday warned of a potential epidemic during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday and discussed the prevention of Zika disease.

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Texas reports case of sexually transmitted Zika virus: official

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A county in Texas on Tuesday reported a case of Zika virus being sexually transmitted, raising new concerns about the spread of a mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects.

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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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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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Vietnam readies to tackle Zika virus

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Vietnam readies to tackle Zika virus

The Ministry of Health is coordinating closely with relevant sectors to keep tourists from Zika virus-affected countries under strict monitoring, aiming to prevent the virus from entering Vietnam, reported an online conference in Hanoi on February 2.

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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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Vietnam tightens control travelers from Mers-CoV hit nations

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Since the MERS-CoV, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome caused by the Corona virus that has spread to over a dozen countries in the world and may penetrate into Vietnam, the Ministry of Health yesterday sent an urgent dispatch to Pasteur Institute and medical facilities asking to increase prevention.

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Health Ministry strengthens monitoring on Zika virus

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Health Ministry strengthens monitoring on Zika virus

The Ministry of Health urged the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) to strengthen its monitoring and detection of suspects infected with Zika virus at a meeting on January 29.

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Vietnam steps up precautions after Thailand confirms second MERS case

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Vietnam steps up precautions after Thailand confirms second MERS case

Vietnam has instructed major healthcare establishments nationwide to strengthen precautionary measures against the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after a second case of the virus was detected in Thailand last week.

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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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Vietnam steps up precautions after Thai second MERS case confirmed

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Vietnam steps up precautions after Thai second MERS case confirmed

Vietnam has instructed major healthcare establishments nationwide to step up precautionary measures against the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after the second case was confirmed in Thailand on January 23.

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Vietnam watches out for alarming Zika virus spread

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Vietnam watches out for alarming Zika virus spread

Health officials are monitoring the spread of Zika virus in other countries, saying Vietnam is also at risk.

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