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Disease experts to compare Zika notes in Paris

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ZIKA RESEARCH. Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. File photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

The experts will also review progress in the development of Zika diagnostics and vaccines

PARIS, France (Apr. 24, 2016) — Some 600 disease experts from 43 nations will gather in Paris on Monday, April 25, to pour over scant but increasingly worrisome data emerging about the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and threatening the world.

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WHO experts in Cape Verde to monitor Zika

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The WHO has dispatched a team of epidemiologists, maternal health specialists and communication staff at the request of the government

DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 20, 2016) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has dispatched a team to Cape Verde to monitor a Zika virus outbreak following the west African archipelago’s first recorded microcephaly case.

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Birth defect risk 1-in-100 for Zika-infected pregnant women

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Matheus Lima, 22 kisses his two-month-old son Pietro suffering from microcephalia at the Obras Sociais Irma Dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 27, 2016. Christophe Simon/AFP
The statistical analysis of a Zika outbreak in French Polynesia in 2013-14 that spread to 2/3 of the population is the most rigorous attempt yet to quantify the risk of microcephaly

PARIS, France (Mar. 16, 2016) — A woman infected by the Zika virus during the first 3 months of pregnancy faces a one-in-100 chance her child will suffer severe brain damage, according to a study released Wednesday, March 16.

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