No anti-Zika uniforms for Vietnam athletes at Olympics in Brazil: official

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No anti-Zika uniforms for Vietnam athletes at Olympics in Brazil: official

The Vietnam Olympic Committee has confirmed that there will be no special Zika-proof uniforms for its athletes at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Brazil.

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Bacteria blocks mosquitoes from transmitting Zika: Brazilian study

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Bacteria blocks mosquitoes from transmitting Zika: Brazilian study

Infecting mosquitoes with a strain of bacteria known as Wolbachia significantly reduced their ability to transmit the Zika virus, Brazilian researchers said on Wednesday, raising hope for this biological method of blocking transmission of the deadly virus.

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Brazil says almost 1,300 hit by Zika-linked microcephaly

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Brazil says almost 1,300 hit by Zika-linked microcephaly

Brazil's outbreak of Zika -- which has been linked to the devastating microcephaly birth defect in newborns in 1,271 cases since October -- has also killed 57 of those babies, authorities said Wednesday.

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Panama confirms four microcephaly cases tied to Zika

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Panama confirms four microcephaly cases tied to Zika

Four babies born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus have been confirmed in Panama, the health ministry said on Wednesday, out of 264 total cases of the mosquito-borne infection in the country.

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Vietnam testing bird flu vaccine on humans

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Vietnam testing bird flu vaccine on humans

Vietnam has started the second stage of human trials of an indigenous bird-flu vaccine, testing its immunization effect.

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HCM City declares end of Zika virus at ward level

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HCM City declares end of Zika virus at ward level

The Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City declared the end of Zika virus outbreak at the ward level on April 21.

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HCM City declares end of Zika virus at ward level

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HCM City declares end of Zika virus at ward level

The Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City declared the end of Zika virus outbreak at the ward level on April 21.
Health workers popularise measures to prevent Zika virus (Photo: VNA)

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Peru reports first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus

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Peru reports first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus

Peruvian health authorities on Saturday reported the first case of the Zika virus having been sexually transmitted in the country, after a resident contracted the disease while traveling in Venezuela and then infected his wife once back in Peru.

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U.S. health officials: Zika 'scarier than we thought'

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U.S. health officials say the spread and impact of the Zika virus is wider than initially anticipated, but plan to have the first vaccine candidate for the virus in September.

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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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Brazilian scientists find new Zika-linked brain disorder in adults

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Brazilian scientists find new Zika-linked brain disorder in adults

Scientists in Brazil have uncovered a new brain disorder associated with Zika infections in adults: an autoimmune syndrome called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, that attacks the brain and spinal cord.

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Ho Chi Minh City announces Zika outbreak at commune levels

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has announced the Zika virus outbreak at the commune and ward levels, after a case was reported in the locality on April 5.

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Zika mosquito found at Danang Airport

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Zika mosquito found at Danang Airport

Director of Danang City’s International Health Quarantine Centre announced on April 6 that aedes aegypti mosquito that can transmits the Zika virus had been found at Danang International Airport.

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Health Ministry launches campaign to deal with Zika outbreak

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Health Ministry launches campaign to deal with Zika outbreak

After the Ministry of Health officially announced two cases of Zika virus infections yesterday, two mission teams led by Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long arrived in Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Khanh Hoa to liaise with local authorities of the two places over the Zika outbreaks.

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Zika “not as scary as dengue fever”: Vietnam's health minister

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Zika “not as scary as dengue fever”: Vietnam's health minister

The Vietnamese health minister said on Tuesday that the Zika virus was not as much of a cause for concern as dengue fever, in an effort to reassure the public after the first two cases of Zika-positive patients in Vietnam were confirmed earlier the same day.

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