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Zika Worries Mothers In Columbia Over The Future Of Babies Exposed To The Virus

Zika is a worrisome disease for many pregnant women, especially in Brazil, but in Columbia the disease is impacting expectant and new mothers in a different way. The mosquito borne illness has affected the fetuses of expectant mothers in Brazil on an astounding level. Hundreds of babies have been born with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads which will affect the ...

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Zika Virus Vaccine: How Long Will It Take To Create? What Is The Creation Process Like? [Video]

As the Zika virus is spreading across the globe, pressure is mounting for medical scientists and researchers to create a vaccine. The problem is that creating a vaccine takes time and money. Alan Barrett, director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development in Texas, says, “it takes about 20 years and costs about $ 1.5 billion.” There is some good ...

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Zika Virus Means Americans Are Avoiding Latin America As A Holiday Destination

Latin American countries have long relied on American tourists as a large source of their income, however, that tourism industry appears to be suffering as a result of the Zika virus. The virus is believed to be discouraging many Americans from holidaying in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a poll from Reuters/Ipsos. The Zika virus is causing chaos ...

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Ebola Virus Outbreak: U.S. Nurses Say They Are Ill Prepared, Untrained To Handle Patients

American nurses say that they are untrained and unprepared to handle patients suffering from Ebola in emergency rooms across the country. Some of them have gone to their bosses, asking for more training and information on how to protect their families from developing the deadly disease. This contradicts statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other ...

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Possible Ebola Virus Symptoms In Washington D.C. Hospital

A man with possible Ebola symptoms is at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. as of Friday morning. The patient recently traveled to Nigeria, according to NBC News. Doctors are working with the CDC to properly diagnose the person. Hospital spokesperson Kerry-Ann Hamilton said, “In an abundance of caution, we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols, including isolating the ...

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CDC Confirms Mosquitoes Carrying Chikungunya Virus In U.S.

Mosquitoes have been causing us human beings trouble for a very long time. They are known to be major carriers of malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, encephalitis, and a handful of other diseases. The flying plagues are estimated to kill over 725,000 people a year, which actually makes the insects the most deadly creature on the planet, from our perspective ...

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