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Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

Vector-borne Disease Scan for Jul 17, 2017

Zika-linked eye defects
Malaria elimination funding
Chikungunya in the Americas

May 01, 2017

May 01, 2017

News Scan for May 01, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Puerto Rican Zika numbers
Chikungunya in Americas

Mar 30, 2017

Mar 30, 2017

News Scan for Mar 30, 2017

Brazil microcephaly patterns
MERS in African camels
More E coli cases
Dengue vaccine trial
HPV vaccine in pregnancy
Somalia cholera outbreak

Mar 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016
Pregnant woman with bug spray

Americans lack awareness of Zika spread, birth defects

About 31% thought the virus spreads through sneezes, and 42% didn't know about sexual transmission.

Mar 22, 2016

Mar 22, 2016
Premature baby

Concerns grow over care of patients with serious Zika complications

WHO head calls for a focus on building healthcare capacity, asks for more funds.

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Zika flyer

Experts probe Zika mosquito control, more microcephaly

Experts said only 2 of the new methods—Wolbachia and transgenic mosquitoes—were at the stage for carefully designed pilot projects.

Mar 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016
Mexico City and mountains

CDC excludes high elevations in Zika travel advice

CDC guidance now excludes destinations above 6,500 feet, as Aedes mosquitoes are rare in those areas.

Dec 22, 2015

Dec 22, 2015
Aedes mosquito

Zika outbreak expands in West Africa, Americas

Cape Verde reported its first Zika illnesses, while Panama and Honduras confirmed additional cases.

Dec 04, 2015

Dec 04, 2015
Mosquito fumigation

Panama reports first Zika virus cases

Also, the WHO provided more details about recent cases in Mexico, Paraguay, and Venezuela.

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