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Myanmar detects first Zika infection

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FIRST CASE. Myanmar reports that a pregnant foreign woman had been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne Zika virus. File photo from Wikipedia

‘Authorities confirmed the infection in the 32-year-old foreign woman yesterday following a laboratory test,’ state-run Global New Light of Myanmar reports

YANGON, Myanmar (Oct. 28, 2016) — Myanmar has detected its first Zika infection with state media reporting Friday, October 28, that a pregnant foreign woman had been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus.  Continue reading Myanmar detects first Zika infection

Zika money ‘essentially all spent’ – US doctors

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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. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

The United States and its territories have recorded more than 19,600 Zika infections, and Florida is seeing a rise in locally transmitted cases of the virus

MIAMI, USA (Sept. 13, 2016) — Money to fight the spread of Zika virus in the United States is “essentially all spent,” top US doctors said Tuesday, September 13, urging Congress to come to agreement on new funding measures.  Continue reading Zika money ‘essentially all spent’ – US doctors

Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient

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ZIKA. A pest control worker fumigates a school classroom on the eve of the annual national Primary School Evaluation Test in Kuala Lumpur on September 4, 2016. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

The 27-year-old woman in the southern state of Johor is the third case detected in Malaysia, where fears of a full-blown outbreak emanating from Singapore are mounting

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Sept. 7, 2016) — Malaysia on Wednesday, September 7, reported its first case of a pregnant woman with Zika – a resident of a Malaysian state bordering Singapore where authorities have already recorded 275 cases.  Continue reading Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient

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

Continental US records first Zika-related death

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ZIKA VIRUS. A file photograph showing a mosquito ‘Aedes aegypti’, that transmit the Zika virus, in a laboratory in San Salvador, El Salvador, on February 7, 2016. File photo by Oscar Rivera/EPA

Health officials say the elderly victim, who had an underlying health condition, died in late June after traveling to a country where the mosquito-transmitted virus is active

LOS ANGELES, USA (July 10, 2016) — A Utah resident infected with the Zika virus has died, becoming the first Zika-related fatality in the continental United States, officials said Friday, July 8.  Continue reading Continental US records first Zika-related death

10 new Zika cases confirmed amid concern over US response

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Florida officials confirmed 10 new cases of Zika virus on Friday. Photograph: Patrice Coppee/AFP/Getty Images

Figure marks largest number of infections found on single day, with nearly 1,000 people infected with virus across country

July 3, 2016 — Florida health officials confirmed 10 new Zika infections on Friday, the largest number of infections found on a single day and a sign of the United States’ faltering response to a looming crisis. Continue reading 10 new Zika cases confirmed amid concern over US response

WHO warns of risk of ‘marked increase’ in Zika cases

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HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

‘As seasonal temperatures begin to rise in Europe, two species of Aedes mosquito which we know transmit the virus will begin to circulate,’ the WHO says

PARIS, France (Apr. 25, 2016) — The UN’s health agency warned Monday, April 25, of the potential for a “marked increase” in Zika infections, and the spread of the virus to new parts of the world, even as the outbreak declines in Brazil. Continue reading WHO warns of risk of ‘marked increase’ in Zika cases

Nearly 72,000 cases of Zika in Colombia since October

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CAMPAIGN AGAINST ZIKA. View of a poster against the Aedes aegypti mosquito – vector of Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya.– on the door of a pregnant woman on February 17, 2016, in Cali, Colombia. Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

Mosquito-borne Zika is present in 130 countries and recent studies have shown it can also be transmitted sexually between human carriers

BOGOTA, Colombia (Apr. 24, 2016) — Nearly 72,000 cases of Zika have been reported in Colombia since October 2015, with almost 13,000 occurring in pregnant women, although the country is going through a decline in outbreaks, health authorities said Saturday, April 23.

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Report suspected Zika virus cases within 24 hours

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CLEANLINESS. The DOH advises communities to keep their environment clean to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.
The DOH places the Zika virus under the ‘Category 1 classification’ on the Philippine integrated disease surveillance and response system

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 14, 2016) — All suspected cases for Zika virus diseases should be reported within 24 hours to the Department of Health (DOH), as the agency placed the disease Continue reading Report suspected Zika virus cases within 24 hours