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Zika no longer public health emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Zika virus is no longer an international emergency but stressed the need for a long-term effort to address the disease linked to birth defects and neurological complications.

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Study confirms Zika causes brain birth defects, questions remain

Early results from a crucial case-control study in Brazil have confirmed a direct causal link between Zika virus infection in pregnant women and the brain damaging birth defect microcephaly in their babies, scientists said on Thursday.

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About 200 Zika cases recorded in Thailand: ministry

Thailand has recorded about 200 cases of Zika since January, the health ministry said on Tuesday, making it a country with one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases in the region. It was the first time Thailand's health mi

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Thai downplays Zika risk, worried by tourism impact

Health and city officials in Thailand downplayed risks from rising infections from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to serious birth defects, and expressed concern that disclosing information would damage its tourism industry.

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Thai downplays Zika risk, worried by tourism impact

Health and city officials in Thailand downplayed risks from rising infections from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to serious birth defects, and expressed concern that disclosing information would damage its tourism industry.

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Thailand finds 21 new cases of Zika in Bangkok

Twenty-one new cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in central Bangkok, including a pregnant woman who later gave birth with no complications, Thailand's public health ministry said on Sunday. Residents

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Singapore confirms 27 more Zika cases

Singapore has confirmed 27 more cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus infection, bringing the total to 242, according to a joint statement from the health ministry and National Environment Agency on Sunday. The first locally-tra

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Malaysia expects more Zika cases as virus spreads

Malaysia is bracing for more Zika cases, officials said on Sunday, after detecting the first locally infected patient, which could further stretch a health system struggling with dengue, another mosquito-borne virus that can be fatal.

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Malaysia confirms first case of Zika

Malaysia confirmed on Thursday the first cases of Zika in the Southeast Asian country in a woman who recently travelled to Singapore for three days on August 19. Malaysia's health minister said the woman tested positive for Zi

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Zika cases hit 82 in Singapore; travel warnings rise

Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, as the US issued a warning to pregnant women to avoid travel to the city-state, joining Australia, Taiwan and South Korea. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has

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