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Health > Infectious Diseases
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its second-highest travel advisory in its three-tier system Friday for the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China after the region reported a case of H5N6 avian flu.
 
Zika-caused birth defect may become clear only after birth
Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage to developing babies.
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced that the Zika virus outbreak, linked to deformations in babies' heads and brains, no longer poses a world public health emergency, though it warned the epidemic remains a challenge.
 
Zika no longer a world public health emergency: WHO
The World Health Organization on Friday announced in an online press conference that the Zika virus outbreak no longer poses a world public health emergency.
 
French security turned out in force Saturday night as British pop legend Sting reopened the Bataclan concert hall one year after suicidal jihadis turned the famed Paris venue into a bloodbath.
 
Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections
Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary.
 
Public flu vaccines to be given to paying patients
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) on Saturday ordered that publicly funded flu vaccines be made available to paying patients to alleviate a shortage.
 
Taiwan has confirmed a new imported case of Zika virus infection, involving a 51-year-old Taiwanese man who developed the symptoms of fever, conjunctivitis and joint pain after returning from Vietnam in late September, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.
 
Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection.
 
Malaysia reports first suspected case of Zika
Malaysia on Thursday reported its first suspected case of Zika, a 58-year-old woman believed to have contracted it in neighboring Singapore where more than 100 cases have been confirmed.
 
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