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Colombia reports more than 47,700 Zika cases

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Health authorities project that more than 600,000 people will be infected with the Zika virus this year in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (Mar. 6, 2016) — Colombia has seen more than 47,700 cases of Zika, including thousands of pregnant women infected with the mosquito-borne virus, the country’s National Health Institute reported on Saturday, March 5.

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Youth-friendly HIV testing center opens in Manila

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LOVE YOURSELF. The LoveYourself hubs are powered by over 600 trained volunteer counselors. Photo by Ana Santos
LoveYourself Uni also functions as a community center where people can hang out in a safe, non-judgmental environment

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 16, 2016) — The significant number of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections clustering around young men who have sex with men (MSM) between the ages 12 to 29 calls for interventions that target this demographic.

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WHO mulls global health emergency against Zika virus

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Members of the Dominican Republic’s army fumigate an area as they provide information during a move to prevent propagation of the ‘Aedes Aegypti’ mosquito, believed to be the carrier of the Zika virus, Dengue fever and other diseases, in Guerra, Dominican Republic, January 30, 2016. Orlando Barria/EPA
The World Health Organization is under pressure to act quickly in the fight against Zika, after admitting it was slow to respond to the recent Ebola outbreak that ravaged parts of west Africa

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Researchers say Zika case found in Indonesia

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SPREAD. A specialist fumigates the Nueva Esperanza graveyard in the outskirts of Lima, Peru on January 15 to prevent Chikunguya and Zika virus, which affect several South American countries. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP
An Indonesian research institute says it had found one positive Zika case on Sumatra Island

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Feb. 1, 2016) — An Indonesian research institute said Sunday, January 31, it had found one positive Zika case on Sumatra island, adding that the virus has been circulating in the country “for a while”.

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Colombia reports over 2,000 Zika cases in pregnant women

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MICROCEPHALY AND THE ZIKA VIRUS. Maria Camila Davila (L) and Angelica Prato (2nd-L), infected by the Zika virus, wait to be attended at the Erasmo Meoz University Hospital in Cucuta, Colombia, on January 25, 2016. Photo by Schneyder Mendoza/AFP
The latest numbers make Colombia the second most affected country in the region, after Brazil

BOGOTA, Colombia (Jan. 31, 2016) — Colombia announced on Saturday, January 30, that more than 2,000 pregnant women in the South American country have been infected with the Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain damage in newborns.

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Zika virus ‘spreading explosively’

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FIGHTING THE ZIKA VIRUS. China’s Margaret Chan, General Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks about the Information Session on Zika virus for WHO Member States, during the 138th WHO Executive Board session, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 28, 2016. Photo by Martial Trezzini/EPA
WHO chief Margaret Chan calls for an emergency meeting on February 1 on the outbreak of the virus, which is blamed for the birth defect microcephaly

GENEVA, Switzerland (Jan. 30, 2016) — The Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and the region may see up to 4 million cases of the disease strongly suspected of causing birth defects, the World Health Organization warned Thursday, January 28.

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Zika virus spreading to nearly all countries in the Americas

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SPREAD. A specialist fumigates the Nueva Esperanza graveyard in the outskirts of Lima, Peru on January 15 to prevent Chikunguya and Zika virus, which affect several South American countries. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP
WHO says the explosive spread of Zika virus to new geographical areas, with little population immunity, is (a) cause for concern’

GENEVA, Switzerland (Jan. 25, 2016) — The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said.

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Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

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ZIKA VIRUS. A pregnant woman stands at her house in a zone of the shanty town of Beco do Sururu, located close to Boa Viagem, the richest neighborhood of city of Recife, Brazil, January 22, 2016. Recife is the Brazilian city with more cases of Zika virus. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA
With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever, many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus – until it strikes their unborn child

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Jan. 23, 2016) — Alarm over thousands of birth defects blamed on the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread Friday, January 22 as the United States expanded a travel warning for pregnant women.

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Zika spreads to Bolivia, infecting pregnant woman

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes 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. Nelson Almeida/AFP
‘She has not traveled outside the country. This is a home-grown case.’

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Jan. 20, 2016) — A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with Zika in Bolivia, authorities said Tuesday, January 19, the first time the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to birth defects, has been transmitted here.

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US issues travel warning for pregnant women on Zyka Virus

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THE OTHER MOSQUITO INFECTION. Zika virus is transmitted by daytime mosquitoes under the genus Aedes. Credit: Photo from Wikipedia
The virus is believed to cause birth defects as it can spread to the fetus and cause brain shrinkage or death

MIAMI, United States (Jan. 16, 2016) — The United States on Friday warned pregnant women to avoid travel to 14 countries including Brazil due to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.

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