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Earlier this week, Brazil health officials reported 141 suspected cases of microcephaly in 44 municipalities in Pernambuco state in Northeast Brazil during the past four months. In a typical year, 10 cases...

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In February 2014, the public health authorities of Chile confirmed the first case of indigenous transmission of infection by Zika virus in Easter Island (Chile). The virus was reported through June of...

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After denying the presence of Zika virus in the country, Deputy Health Minister Eduardo Espinoza stated that they are investigating nine suspect cases, according to a La Página report (computer translated). Espinoza...

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Three weeks ago, the Colombia Health Ministry confirmed the first cases of local transmission of Zika virus in the country. This has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue...

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The Ministry of Health on the island country of Cape Verde announced Tuesday that Zika virus has been confirmed in the capital city of Praia, according to a MOH press release (computer translated). Health...

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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) released an epidemiological update on indigenous circulation of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since first seen in 2014 on Friday. In February 2014,...

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The Colombia Health Ministry confirmed Friday the first cases of the mosquito borne viral infection, Zika fever in the country, according to an El Espectador report (computer translated). Deputy Minister...

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Health officials in Brazil are giving the public just one more reason to avoid mosquito bites and eliminate breeding sites–the risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). The Superintendent of Epidemiological...

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Dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus outbreaks are also occurring across the Pacific. These three viruses are transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, which are present in many...

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The Secretary of Health of Ceará (SESA) has confirmed at least 10 cases of Zika virus (ZikaV) in the state, according to a Globo report (computer translated). The information was released on Thursday...