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Health > Infectious Diseases
WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas
The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since there's no other sure way to avoid the virus' devastating birth defects.
 
Liberia said Thursday it was free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa of the tropical virus that has left more than 11,300 people dead in the region since late 2013.
 
More than 40,000 chickens at a chicken farm in Pingtung County, Southern Taiwan, were culled after the farm was confirmed to have been infected with H5 subtype avian influenza.
 
Hong Kong culled 4,500 birds on Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market.
 
Sierra Leone questions traditions as ebola hits
Violently coughing up blood, the woman was close to collapse when brought to Kailahun hospital in eastern Sierra Leone from her village close to the Guinean border.
 
Sierra Leone's first Ebola-hit community reconsiders its traditions
Violently coughing up blood, the woman was close to collapse when brought to Kailahun hospital in eastern Sierra Leone from her village close to the Guinean border.
 
The first imported case of the Zika virus infection has been reported in Singapore on Friday, May 13.
 
The World Health Organization on Thursday urged pregnant women not to travel to Rio for the Olympics and urged athletes and visitors to the Games to take precautions to avoid Zika infection.
 
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned Tuesday of a growing enterovirus threat, as more infections were reported over the past week.
 
Taiwan has entered the peak season for enterovirus infections, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director General Kuo Hsu-sung said on Tuesday, expecting to set up higher level command centers in the near future.
 
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