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By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
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Philippines News: Pacquiao’s apology, Zika prompts urging to not get pregnant

Manny Pacquiao apologizes for anti-gay statement Filipino pugilist and political figure, who is greatly loved in his home country and around the world, Manny Pacquiao, found himself apologizing Tuesday after a great More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 14th, 2016
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Rio Olympics 2016: The varying views concerning Zika

According to Marcos Espinal, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Department of Contagious Diseases, the estimates of Zika virus in Latin America is around 2 or 3 million infections, Outbreak More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 28th, 2015
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Guatemala: Locally acquired Zika virus infection confirmed

Following earlier reports on Outbreak News Today of local transmission of Zika virus in El Salvador, Mexico and Paraguay, the World Health Organization reports receiving notification of a laboratory-confirmed autochthonous More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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Zika confirmed in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has confirmed at least five cases of infection with the mosquito borne virus, Zika virus, in the region of the Caribbean, although they did not specify which countries More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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Colombia: Zika case count now 129

Just weeks after the mosquito borne viral disease, Zika fever, was first reported in Colombia, local media now reports that the total case count in the South American country has reached 129 confirmed cases (computer More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Queensland reports imported Zika virus case

An Australian traveler to the Cook Islands was diagnosed with Zika virus infection upon return to Queensland, according to a Tropical Medical Bureau report Tuesday. Image/CIA The report notes:  A serum sample More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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UniSA and French researchers battle Zika virus in the Pacific

Adjunct Professor at UniSA’s School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences and the Barbara Hardy Institute, Philip Weinstein says the University will provide critical experience and expertise to the international project. Image/CIA “We More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Zika virus infection reported on Easter Island

The Chilean Ministry of Health has reported a confirmed case of Zika virus (ZIKV) on the territory located in the Pacific Ocean known as Rapa Nui or Easter Island in the Pacific, according to a Prense Libre report More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Zika virus outbreak in the Pacific update

The latest numbers for the Zika fever outbreak in the two, French, Pacific island territories were released today by the ECDC and here is the update:   New CaledoniaImage/CIA In French Polynesia, 61 new suspected More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Zika virus outbreak in the Pacific update

The mosquito borne viral disease, Zika fever, is making it’s second appearance as an outbreak in the Pacific since 2007, with the virus being seen in significant numbers in French Polynesia and New Caledonia. New More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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New Caledonia reports three imported cases of Zika fever

In a follow-up report to the Zika fever outbreak in French Polynesia, New Caledonia health officials are reporting three imported cases of the viral disease from French Polynesia. New CaledoniaImage/CIA Dr. Sylvie More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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CDC issues travel warning about Zika Fever in Tahiti

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a travel notice for Americans traveling to the French Polynesian islands of  Tahiti, Tahaa, Uturoa, Bora-Bora, Taiohae, and Arutua due to More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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Alberta woman contracts Zika virus while in Thailand, first confirmed infection in Canada

An Alberta woman has been diagnosed with a rare viral disease  after returning from a trip to Phuket and Bangkok, Thailand, in fact, the 45-year-old woman is the first such case diagnosed in Canada, according to More...


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