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Vets: Dogs rescued from China could bring African swine fever to U.S.

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A growing number of livestock veterinarians are raising concerns that dogs rescued from Chinese meat markets could bring African swine fever virus to the...

Africa Eye: Standing Among The Living

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As the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this remarkable film reveals the...
Tilapia

Ghana places ban on the importation of Tilapia over Aquaculture virus

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Government of Ghana announced a ban here on Wednesday on ornamental fish import to prevent the possibility of a new aquaculture virus from entering...
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Ghana At Point Of Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Ghana has made significant strides and reached stages for the elimination of neglected tropical diseases, Dr Badu Sarkodie, the Director, Public Health Division of...
Wpid Polio Nigeria

Somalia marks 3 years polio-free amid WHO caution

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An event attended by the President of Somalia, parliamentarians, delegates from the Somali Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and UNICEF, was held in...
Constitution

Ghana’s Law Hindering Prosecution Of LGTI Offenders

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Chief Superintendent Jones Blantari, Programme Coordinator of Ghana Police AIDS Control Programme has called for a review of the Constitution to make it more...
Ghana Cocoa Board

Cocobod To Conduct Country-Wide Survey On CSSVD Outbreak

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The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is to treat and rehabilitate a total of 10,000 hectares of diseased and overage cocoa farms in the Western...

Zika Virus: Canadian Patients Found to Show Serious Illness

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The impact of the Zika virus on infected Canadian travellers was “more severe” than expected, say researchers.A new study looked at Canadians returning from...

5 Patients Now Virus Free After Undergoing HIV Vaccine Therapy

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Five HIV patients are currently free from detectable virus after undergoing a vaccine therapy for seven months, according to a study published in New...
Tourists walk with masks at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, June 8, 2015. South Korea on Monday identified 23 new contagions with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), increasing the total number to 87 while deaths from the viral disease rose to six as one more death was reported. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin) (dzl)

Saudi on high alert to fight spread of MERS corona virus

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Saudi Health Ministry has vaccinated more than 2 million individuals with high risk of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus with seasonal flu...
Aedes mosquito is the vector responsible for a the Zika virus.

U.S: First Mosquitoes Test Positive for Zika Virus

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Three mosquitoes tested positive in the South Beach neighborhood, where a 1.5-square mile active transmission zone was designated. It is the first time in...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

41 cases of Zika Virus reported in Singapore

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MOH has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore, and of these, 34 people have fully recovered while the other...
Ebola

Failure of the States in Handling Deadly Ebola Virus

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On Thursday, June 9 this year, Liberia formally rolled out the drums in celebration of their being Ebola – free. According to medical science,...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

South Korea 5th case of Zika Virus Confirmed

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The man visited Batangas, some 100 kilometers south of Manila, on April 27 and entered South Korea on May 4. He visited...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

April 27 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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SEOUL -- The second case of the Zika virus was detected in South Korea from a man having traveled to the Philippines, local media...
HIV

More Young Peple Are Testing Positive For HIV Every Week

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This frightening picture was painted by Dr Dennis Bortey, a senior medical officer at the Adabraka Polyclinic, during a health screening exercise to mark...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

HK scientists advance on quick and cheap virus test

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Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a rapid and cheap virus detection test, local media reported on Monday. ...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

Zika Virus: New Zealand conducts investigations into Sexual transmission mode

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A man had contracted the virus after visiting a country where it was being actively transmitted, and his female partner, who had not recently...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

Cuba steps up against Zika Virus

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In an address to the nation, Cuban President Raul Castro called on "all Cubans to take on this fight as a personal challenge" by...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

South Africa’s First Zika Virus Confirmed

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The businessman who visited Johannesburg has been diagnosed with Zika by a private Johannesburg pathology laboratory, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said. ...
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Zika Virus will not affect Rio Olympic Games

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Castro told the ambassadors that the country is "prepared to face the virus" and denied that there would be any risk for the tourists...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

WHO says 34 countries have reported to have Zika virus

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Natela Menabde, the executive director of the WHO Office in New York, told UN member states during a briefing to the UN Economic and...
Pollyana Rabello (L) kisses her baby Luiz Philipe, who was born with microcephaly, at their house in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on Feb. 4, 2016. Luiz Philipe was born on Dec. 28, 2015 with microcephaly and now lives with his family in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, where 208 cases of microcephaly have been reported. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday it was closely monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus and warning about its potentially adverse effects on the health of women and babies, particularly in Latin America. (Xinhua/Daniel Castelo Branco/Agencia o Dia/AGENCIA ESTADO)(zhf) ***BRAZIL OUT***

Brazil Accepts Zika Virus Quick Test

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The method, designed by a Canadian lab, will make it possible to determine whether a patient is infected with the virus in only 20...

Britain Cautions public over deadly livestock virus

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Bluetongue is carried by a midge bite, which can be fatal to sheep and cows. The risk assessment report predicts that there is an...

Another Australian pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika Virus

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by Matt Walsh A pregnant woman has been revealed as the Australian state of Victoria's first confirmed Zika virus case - and the second...
Aedes mosquito is the vector responsible for a the Zika virus.

UN stresses on human and food safety in combating Zika

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"At least in the short term, a dramatic increase in the use of insecticides to spray mosquito populations or treat waters is likely," UN...
Aedes mosquito is the vector responsible for a the Zika virus.

Scientist say Kenya has not recorded any case of Zika

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Rosemary Sang, the Chief Virologist at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) told reporters in Nairobi the East African nation is yet to record a...
Aedes mosquito is the vector responsible for a the Zika virus.

Zika virus can be passed on through saliva and urine

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The announcement was made on Friday by Paulo Gavel, president of Brazil's world-renowned public health research institution Ossa Crud Foundation (Fisc). ...
Aedes mosquito is the vector responsible for a the Zika virus.

Macedonia takes steps to guard against Zika virus

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"The risk for this viral infection to appear in Macedonia is extremely low because the virus is transmitted by certain type of mosquitoes only....
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

4 Canadians confirmed to have catch Zika virus

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Dr. Gregory Taylor told a press briefing that two cases were reported from the western Canadian province of British Columbia, one from Alberta and...