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Traveling to Rio for Carnival or the Olympics? Here’s what you should know about Zika virus
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Traveling to Rio for Carnival or the Olympics? Here’s what you should know about Zika virus

Kate Silver | Special to The Washington Post - January 29, 2016

Nearly 500,000 visitors are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, which kicks off Feb. 5. Six months later, about 380,000 visitors are expected to…

Zika alert: Costa Rica increases surveillance of travelers entering the country
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Zika alert: Costa Rica increases surveillance of travelers entering the country

L. Arias - January 28, 2016

Following the confirmation of the first case of a Tico infected with the rapidly spreading Zika virus, Costa Rica Health Ministry officials on Wednesday announced new steps to boost surveillance at all…

Brazil urges joint Zika fight, airlines offer refunds
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Brazil urges joint Zika fight, airlines offer refunds

Eugenia Logiuratto | AFP - January 27, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil urged its neighbors Wednesday to unite in fighting the Zika virus, blamed for a surge in brain-damaged babies, as airlines offered refunds to pregnant…

First Zika virus case reported in Costa Rica
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First Zika virus case reported in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - January 26, 2016

The first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has been detected in Costa Rica, health officials announced Tuesday. The Health Ministry issued a statement confirming the first…

Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws
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Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws

AFP - January 26, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexico opened on Tuesday the first of five debates that could lead to changes in the country's prohibitionist marijuana laws, as a top official acknowledged…

Zika pregnancy panic a loaded issue for Latin America
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Zika pregnancy panic a loaded issue for Latin America

Carlos Mario Marquez | AFP - January 26, 2016

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Don't get pregnant for the next two years. That is the warning El Salvador's government has issued women as Zika, a tropical virus…

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