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    Facts behind Zika virus alarm

    Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has since spread to many countries in the Americas.

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    First sexually transmitted Zika case detected in France

    France has detected its first sexually transmitted case of Zika in a woman whose partner had traveled to Brazil, the epicentre of an outbreak of the virus, a senior health official says.

  • Rio Olympics to charge teams for mosquito screens to prevent Zika

    The organising committee for the August Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said it will charge national delegations to have mosquito screens on athletes' rooms.

  • Zika, Brazil

    Zika outbreak will worsen before it gets better: WHO

    The head of the World Health Organization warns that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief.

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    Brazil to fight Zika by sterilizing mosquitoes with gamma rays

    Brazil is planning to fight the Zika virus by zapping millions of male mosquitoes with gamma rays to sterilize them and stop the spread of the virus linked to thousands of birth defects.

  • Zika, Brazil

    CDC, Brazil start big study to test Zika link to birth defects

    US and Brazilian researchers are heading to João Pessoa in the state of Paraíba on Monday to recruit mothers and babies in one of the biggest government-led studies to understand whether the Zika virus is linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect.

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    Zika virus may hide in organs protected from immune system

    The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off and possibly lengthening the timeframe in which it can be transmitted, top US experts say.

  • Aedes aegypti mosquito, Zika virus

    S America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

    South American health ministers hold an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a "nightmare" by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies.

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    Brazil's Rousseff vows to win Zika 'war'

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vows to "win the war" against the Zika virus, but some experts criticized her government's response and warned the Olympics could fuel the disease's spread.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). IBS commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhoea and constipation. It is a chronic condition that you will need to manage for long term.

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