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Health experts say Zika virus outbreak could be worse than Ebola

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Castro said on Monday the country's Zika virus epidemic is worse than believed because 80 percent of those infected show no symptoms.

Four Canadian travelers confirmed to be infected with Zika virus

The Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed on Friday that four Canadians has been infected with the Zika virus while traveling to areas most affected by the virus.

Wash. D.C. harboring mosquitoes capable of carrying Zika virus

Researchers reported on Monday they have identified a major population of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito responsible for carrying dengue fever, chikungunya, and the Zika virus in a capital hill neighborhood in Washington, D.C.

NIH director says of Zika spread: 'A pandemic in progress'

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's health minister made headlines over remarks he made about Brazil's actions in battling the Zika virus. Brazilian dailies have quoted the minister as saying the country is “badly losing the battle” against the mosquito that transmits Zika.

Zika virus has potential to spread throughout Americas

Researchers studying the spread of infectious diseases say the Zika virus, possibly linked to birth defects, has the potential to spread across the Americas, including parts of the U.S.

'Strongest evidence yet' of birth defect linked to Zika virus

Studies on the mosquito-borne Zika virus have been ongoing in Brazil and in the U.S. since an upsurge in the number of babies born in Brazil with microcephaly in 2015. The CDC may have found the answer.

Op-Ed: Zika virus — 2700 cases in one year in Brazil, first U.S. cases

New York - The Zika virus is causing a rash of birth defects in Brazil. Birth defects include microcephaly, infants born with small heads. Zika is so bad doctors are advising women to avoid pregnancy.

Virus linked to newborn brain shrinkage rampages beyond Brazil

Until this year, Brazil had few cases of microcephaly, a debilitating and ultimately deadly disorder in which newborns are born with abnormally small brains. Then the country recorded almost 3,000 cases after reporting less than 200 cases in 2014.

As Zika virus spreads, Brazil reports 1,761 microcephaly cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that Brazil is now reporting 1,761 cases of babies born with microcephaly, a condition where the brain is unusually small. The condition has been linked to a mosquito-borne virus.

Man contracts insect-borne virus and sexually transmits to wife

Fort Collins - Scientists say it's probable that they may have documented the first case of a virus contracted by a man who was bitten multiple times by insects and then sexually transmitted to his wife, according to a study published on 'Emerging Infectious Diseases.'
 

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Partial map of predicted spread of Zika virus.
Partial map of predicted spread of Zika virus.
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Latin American countries where the Zika virus has been reported.
Latin American countries where the Zika virus has been reported.
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Research cases in seven states within Brazil that showed unprecedented increases in microcephaly.
Research cases in seven states within Brazil that showed unprecedented increases in microcephaly.
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