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October, 28, 2016

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Health > Infectious Diseases
Daily life at Zika virus epicenter a massive struggle for afflicted families
Around the fifth month of her pregnancy, Daniele Ferreira dos Santos fell ill with a high fever and angry red splotches on her skin.
The release of new figures apparently finding fewer cases of microcephaly in Brazil than first feared is adding force to calls for more research into the link between the rare birth defect and the spreading Zika virus.
Things to know about the mosquito villain in Zika outbreaks
Behind the tropical disease outbreaks that have exploded in Latin America is a tiny menace that just won't go away.
The United States warned pregnant women Friday to avoid travel to 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America due to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to birth defects.
The world breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as a two-year Ebola epidemic that killed 11,000 people and triggered a global health alert was declared over, with Liberia the last country to get the all-clear.
The Council of Agriculture (COA) confirmed Monday Taiwan's first cases of sparrows infected with the new H5 subtype of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus.
Dengue fever in Kaohsiung has not slackened off this year, mainly because temperatures have spiked following a period of rainfall, Kaohsiung city government officials said Monday.
Health workers on Friday celebrated a key step towards eradicating the flesh-burrowing guinea worm after South Sudan, once by far the worst-affected country, recorded a massive drop in infections.
Giving the blood of Ebola survivors to patients didn't seem to make a difference, doctors found in the biggest study so far on the approach, prompting some scientists to say it's time to abandon the strategy.
As doctors struggled to treat growing numbers of patients during the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the shortage of one helpful drug may have led to the discovery of a better one.
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