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Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders

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ZIKA BABY. Matheus Lima, 22 kisses his two-month-old son Pietro suffering from microcephaly caught through an Aedes aegypti mosquito bite, at the Obras Sociais Irma Dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 27, 2016. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Mathematical projections suggest about 93.4 million people may catch the virus – including some 1.65 million pregnant women – before the epidemic fizzles out, a team reports in the journal Nature Microbiology

PARIS, France (July 27, 2016) — Tens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of the outbreak sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers said on Monday, July 25.  Continue reading Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders

Colombia reports almost 43,000 Zika cases

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ZIKA VIRUS. Residents wait outside as health workers fumigate their homes to avoid the spread of the Aedes aegypti in Cali, Colombia, January 28, 2016. File photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA
More than 7,000 of those infected are pregnant

BOGOTA, Colombia (Feb. 28, 2016) — Colombia has registered 42,706 cases of people infected with Zika, including 7,653 in pregnant women, the country’s National Health Institute reported on Saturday, February 27.

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Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika in Australia

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ZIKA VIRUS. A picture dated January 30, 2016 showing the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. File photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA
The woman became infected with the Zika virus abroad, according to Australian officials

SYDNEY, Australia (Feb. 10, 2016) — A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Australia, officials said Wednesday, February 10, adding that the disease was acquired overseas.

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Hondurans mobilize to wipe out Zika

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CLEAN-UP. A family helps in the clean-up of the city to fight the Aedes Aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus. Photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP
Some 200,000 residents of this Central American nation spent Saturday ridding homes and gardens of standing water and fumigating areas suspected of harboring larvae from the virus-carrying mosquito

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Feb. 7, 2016) — Armed with brooms, spades and hoes, Hondurans by the thousands took part in a day of national mobilization to try and eradicate mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, the government said.

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WHO sounds Zika blood warning as Europe sees first pregnancy case

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VIRUS TESTING. An undated handout picture made available by Euroimmun on 04 February 2016 shows packages of testing kits at the firm Euroimmun AG in Luebeck, Germany. Photo by Dr. Erik Lattwein/ Euroimmun AG/EPA
The mosquito-borne virus spreads to 26 countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean and health authorities warn it could infect up to 4 million people on the continent and spread worldwide

GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 5, 2016) — The World Health Organization on Thursday, February 4, advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who have traveled to Continue reading WHO sounds Zika blood warning as Europe sees first pregnancy case

Spain reports first known European case of Zika-infected pregnant woman

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AEDES AEGYPTI. A view in a macro lens of Aedes aegypti mosquito, at the epidemiology department of Guatemala city, Guatemala, February 1, 2016. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA
Spain’s health ministry seeks to ease concerns, pointing out that all 7 patients caught the disease abroad

MADRID, Spain (Feb. 5, 2016) — Spain said Thursday, February 4, that a pregnant woman who had returned from Colombia had been diagnosed with the Zika virus, in the first such known European case.

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Sex and Zika, Risk of virus spread

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ZIKA VIRUS. Ana Beatriz is held by her father Alipio Martin during a medical appointment at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil, January 29, 2016. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA
The infection of a Texan by a partner back from Venezuela is the second reported case of sexual transmission since the Zika virus was discovered in 1947, and raises questions about the infection

PARIS, France (Feb. 3, 2016) — A case of sexual transmission on US soil of the tropical, mosquito-borne Zika virus, has stirred unease among ordinary people and experts alike.

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