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The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.
The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.
Six main strategies target disease in hot spot countries that drive much of the world's cholera activity.
The number of people sickened in France's outbreak has grown from 2 to 13.
In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.
Also, Croatia reports its first high-path H5N5 outbreak in poultry.
Findings from "minibrain" experiments raise new questions on how Zika infects developing fetal brain cells.
Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.
One report describes eye problems in a baby born without microcephaly and the other notes sexual transmission 44 days after the male partner's infection.
Health officials reported sexual transmission of Zika virus involving a gay couple.
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