February 06, 2016

CDC Issues New Guidelines for Pregnant Women and Safe-Sex Around Zika Virus Infection

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NEW CDC SAFE SEX GUIDELINES FOR ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION

Men exposed to the Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex until the baby is born, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Friday in guidelines aimed at preventing sexual transmission of the virus.

February 05, 2016

Active Zika Virus Discovered In Saliva and Urine

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ZIKA VIRUS DETECTED IN SALIVA, URINE

Active Zika virus has been detected in saliva and urine, a Brazilian public health institute said Friday, posing new questions on the possibility of the Zika virus infection occurring through these routes.

February 04, 2016

Dracunculiasis (Guinea-worm disease) - Fact Sheet Of A Disease on the Verge of Eradication

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FACT SHEET ON GUINEA WORM DISEASE

Dracunculiasis (commonly known as guinea-worm disease) is a crippling parasitic disease caused by Dracunculus medinensis - a long, thread-like worm. It is transmitted exclusively when people drink stagnant water contaminated with parasite-infected water fleas.

February 03, 2016

WHO Moves to Protect Children from Tobacco Addiction Through Film Rating

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WHO URGE GOVERNMENTS TO RATE ALL MOVIES WITH TOBACCO SCENES

The World Health Organization, WHO, has called on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco.

United States Record First Case of Zika Virus Transmission, Attributes it to Sex

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FIRST CONFIRMED CASE OF ZIKA VIRUS IN THE UNITED STATES

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency.

February 01, 2016

WHO Declares Zika Virus Global Health Emergency, Says Causal Link to Brain Defects ‘strongly suspected’

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ZIKA VIRUS EXPLOSION "EXTRAORDINARY" AND CONSTITUTES A GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY - WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas is an "extraordinary event" that merits being declared an international emergency.