Argentina, Chile and Uruguay have all been hit by the deluge, which has inundated towns, taken out bridges, blocked roads and cut off water supplies in recent days
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Apr. 21, 2016) — Severe storms and flooding across South America’s “southern cone” have killed at least 12 people and forced thousands to evacuate, with more bad weather on the way.
Zika is usually no more harmful than a bad cold or mild flu, but global anxiety about the mosquito-borne virus has been driven by its probable link to microcephaly and GBS
GENEVA, Switzerland (Mar. 5, 2016) — A study published this week was the strongest piece of evidence yet that that the Zika virus causes the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome, but more research was needed, the UN said Friday, March 4.
Ministers from 14 countries held talks in Uruguay to plot their response to the growing crisis, with fears the virus could spread worldwide
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Feb. 4, 2016) — South American health ministers held an emergency meeting Wednesday, February 3, on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a “nightmare” by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies.
This comes a day after the World Health Organization declared an international emergency over the mosquito-borne Zika virus, blamed for causing a surge in brain-damaged babies
PARIS, France (Feb. 2, 2016) — French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Tuesday, February 2, that it had begun research and development into a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, blamed for causing a surge in brain-damaged babies.
The World Health Organization on Monday said a surge in serious birth defects in South America was “strongly suspected” of being caused by the Zika virus and constituted an international health emergency