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Health > Infectious Diseases
Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur announced Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive spread across the Americas.
 
Following the rapid spread of Zika virus, Bhutan's health ministry has beefed up surveillance across the country.
 
The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Saturday confirmed Taiwan's second rabies case this year after a farmer in the central part of the country was bitten by a ferret-badger.
 
The Centers for Disease Control on Saturday confirmed the first case of German measles, also known as rubella, in Taiwan this year and called on the public to be on alert if they travel to Southeast Asia.
 
The IOC advised national Olympic committees on Friday to follow the World Health Organization's guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, asserting its confidence that the games will be safe.
 
The Zika virus is spreading rapidly in Latin America, and Asian governments have issued advisories in a bid to contain the mosquito-borne disease, which could be linked to birth defects and can cause temporary paralysis.
 
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.
 
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