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Talks are under way to break the stalemate, with a survey showing broad Zika support.
Also, a gene sequence analysis reveals more about how the outbreak virus evolved and why it spreads so fast.
The first full description of the Rio outbreak reveals that itching is a common feature.
One patient suffered brain hemorrhage, and two others had ischemic brain lesions.
PAHO employs the Muppets, and Argentina, New Zealand report possible sexual spread.
CDC guidance now excludes destinations above 6,500 feet, as Aedes mosquitoes are rare in those areas.
The goal is to flesh out a public health research agenda on Zika issues.
WHO and PAHO leaders continue assessing Brazil's response to its Zika outbreak.
Also, a microcephaly study launches in Brazil and new mosquito control efforts are being explored.
The WHO said though Zika virus has circulated in Africa before, the effect of an importation from the Americas is unclear.
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