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Costa Rica confirms 2 more cases of Zika virus
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Costa Rica confirms 2 more cases of Zika virus

L. Arias - March 11, 2016

Costa Rican health officials this week reported the two latest confirmed cases of Zika virus, contracted by a man and woman who recently traveled to Nicaragua. They bring the…

Obama seeks $1.9 billion to combat spread of Zika virus
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Obama seeks $1.9 billion to combat spread of Zika virus

Brady Dennis | The Washington Post - February 23, 2016

See: Costa Rica confirms first two local cases of Zika virus U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday asked Congress to set aside $1.9 billion to respond to the…

Mosquito spreading Zika has long been one of the world’s ‘most efficient killers’
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Mosquito spreading Zika has long been one of the world’s ‘most efficient killers’

Brady Dennis | The Washington Post - February 19, 2016

It's one of the most relentless stalkers on Earth, using a tiny, needle-like probe to sip its victims' blood. It dines almost exclusively on humans and never…

Zika research to be published rapidly and free
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Zika research to be published rapidly and free

Mariëtte Le Roux | AFP - February 10, 2016

PARIS – Top research institutions, funders and publishers said Wednesday they would make all scientific findings on the Zika virus assailing Latin America available speedily and free. A…

Costa Rica boosts measures against Zika, rules out risks for tourists
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica boosts measures against Zika, rules out risks for tourists

L. Arias - February 9, 2016

Officials from several government agencies on Monday said the current situation of Zika virus does not pose a risk for tourists traveling to Costa Rica, and that there is…

The hidden environmental factors behind the spread of Zika and other devastating diseases
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The hidden environmental factors behind the spread of Zika and other devastating diseases

Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - February 4, 2016

The alarming spread of the Zika virus – caused in major part by the infamous Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can also carry dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya virus…

Costa Rica’s inclusion in Zika travel warning has tourism leaders worried
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s inclusion in Zika travel warning has tourism leaders worried

Jill Replogle - February 2, 2016

Costa Rica and Nicaragua were added this week to the list of nearly 30 countries and territories U.S. authorities are warning pregnant women to avoid because of the presence of Zika…

Brazil may have fewer Zika-related microcephaly cases than previously reported
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Brazil
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Brazil may have fewer Zika-related microcephaly cases than previously reported

Dom Phillips and Lena H. Sun | The Washington Post - January 30, 2016

Brazil is enduring an extraordinary outbreak of microcephaly, a rare birth defect that results in infants being born with abnormally small heads and brains. Since last fall,…

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…

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