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Lehigh University student tests positive for Zika virus

According to CBS Sacramento, the patient is reportedly doing fine and the case is described as mild. "We are grateful to be able to report that the student has recovered and is feeling well", said John Smeaton, vice-provost of student affairs, in a message to the university community.

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Nebraska's first confirmed Zika virus cases: Douglas & Sarpy counties

Pregnant women should not kiss anyone other than a regular partner, Brazil health officials warned in a sign of growing concern over the Zika virus . "All agreed on the urgent need to co-ordinate global efforts to investigate and understand this relationship better", she said. Mosquitoes clearly remain the main way the Zika virus is transmitted, says Thomas Frieden , who heads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

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Cam Newton defends actions after Super Bowl

Nor will it silence those who dislike Newton and have been outspoken in the days since the Panthers lost. "You know, I think that it's important for him - the key thing is for him to want to come back...." The Carolina Panthers were favored to win the Super Bowl after only losing one game in the regular season.

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Alabama health agency confirms first Zika case in state

In response, Hong Kong's port health office has now stepped up inspections at the airport and has reinforced training for boundary control inspectors. Tom Miller said. Brazil has been hardest hit by the outbreak with more than 20,000 cases, including more than 2,000 pregnant women. Many who are infected with the Zika virus do not get sick.

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US CDC issues guidelines for preventing sexual transmission of Zika virus

The CDC advises men with a pregnant partner to use condoms if they have traveled to an area with "active Zika virus transmission". So far, there have been no reports of sexual transmission of Zika virus from infected women to their sex partners, the CDC added.

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Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika virus in Queensland

However, imported cases make local spread by mosquitoes possible because the mosquitoes that can transmit the virus are found locally. The state health department is planning a tabletop exercise before the May-to-October mosquito season. The first case of Zika virus has been confirmed in Tennessee. The commission said he had been confirmed as having the Zika virus on Tuesday and was being treated at the Ganxian People's Hospital.

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Oklahoma AG praises ruling to block Clean Power Plan

The ruling late Tuesday "confirms that the legal justification for the Clean Power Plan should be examined by the courts before scarce state and private resources are used to develop state plans", said Melissa McHenry, a spokeswoman for Columbus-based American Electric Power Co., one of the biggest coal users among U.S.

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Active Zika virus found in urine and saliva, says Brazilian research unit

For non-pregnant women and men with a non-pregnant partner traveling to Zika-affected areas, the CDC recommends condoms or abstention. He said tests on fetal brain tissue have showed the presence of the virus , but it's unclear at what point in a pregnancy a fetus can be infected with Zika.

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Want a free Chipotle burrito?

Now that Chipotle's E. coli is outbreak officially over , the company is temporarily shuttering all its restaurants in order to keep it that way. Chipotle CEO Steve Ells will lead the meeting from the company's headquarters in Denver, Colorado, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Chipotle has insisted that it can regain its sales and margins, with a marketing pitch aimed at luring customers back to its restaurants slated to kick off this month.

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Health official: Zika blood tests pending for several patients in Pennsylvania

An infectious disease specialist said it's not safe for pregnant women to travel to the areas where mosquitoes carry the virus. Brazil's president has announced a nationwide attack on the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, vowing to "win this war" against the insect that researchers in have linked to a rare birth defect.

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CDC outlines guidance to reduce sexual transmission of Zika

More research will be needed to determine what role, if any , the presence of the virus in saliva plays in the spread of the Zika virus, the scientists said. Like other Flaviviruses, Zika is carried and primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus are more likely to buzz off when blasted by bug spray containing the plantlike ingredient Picaridin, a Consumer Reports study claims .

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US Advises Abstinence, Condom Use To Prevent Zika Spread

As for men and their nonpregnant sex partners, the CDC says they "might consider abstaining from sexual activity or using condoms consistently and correctly during sex ". "I understand that this is a stressful situation for women and families, and particularly for women who are pregnant". Mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus are more likely to buzz off when blasted by bug spray containing the plantlike ingredient Picaridin, a Consumer Reports study claims .

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Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting

The restaurant known for its fresh, farm-to-fork approach to preparing food has been under the microscope after norovirus and E. coli outbreaks sickened hundreds across the country. Scott Eisen/Getty Images Employees at all 1,900-plus stores can field questions with the CEO about the new measures. The company's executives said they would take extra steps to ensure that Chipotle's food was safe to eat, including ingredients testing and vegetable blanching .

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United States urges condom use or abstinence to avoid Zika virus

But the U.S. CDC stressed that although sexual transmission is possible, mosquito bites remain the primary way that the Zika virus is transmitted. It's also not known if a woman who is infected with Zika can spread the disease to a man through sex, the agency said.

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IPhone 5se Will Likely Get A9 Processor With M9 Motion Coprocessor

One of them is clearly an IPhone 5 while the other is the alleged IPhone 5se . Apple is rumored to be releasing a new IPhone model, a 4-incher dubbed the IPhone 5se . This 4-inch iPhone will be the iPhone 5se , not the iPhone 6c . It is pictured next to an iPhone 5 for scale, showing that the new device will be roughly the same size as its predecessor, with a 4-inch display.

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Possible Link Between Zika Virus and Birth Defects

The infection, with symptoms including mild fever, conjunctivitis and headache, has already been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, and North and South America, BBC reported. Zika can be transmitted through blood, but this an infrequent mechanism. Reports from several countries, most notably Brazil, demonstrate an increase in severe foetal birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes in babies whose mothers were infected with Zika virus while pregnant.

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WHO says Zika likely in all but 2 countries in Americas

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the insect that transmits the viruses that can spread zika fever, dengue fever, chikungunya , and yellow fever. Zika "is not spread directly from person to person", according to official guidance issued by Public Health England .

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U.S. adds more countries to Zika alert

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned pregnant Americans to avoid traveling to 14 countries including Brazil and Columbia. Three people have tested positive for Zika virus in NY, prompting the state Health Department to recommend caution when traveling, especially for pregnant women.

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In Rio, Olympics working to help prevent Zika

Brazil has recorded 3,893 microcephaly cases since an unusual spike in the rare condition was noticed in the country's northeast in October. The virus was first reported in Africa , Asia and the Pacific before leaping to the Americas a year ago.

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Samoa added to Zika travel advisory

In the Western hemisphere, cases have been confirmed in the U.S, South America, Latin America and the Caribbean. The decision is based on their ongoing monitoring of the Zika virus around the world and CDC say they will update as necessary in the interest of public health.

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US Virgin Islands reports its first Zika virus case

Since October, Brazil has seen a surge in cases of microcephaly , a rare condition where infants are born with an abnormally small brain that may be linked to the virus, though the link has not been confirmed. Official figures show 96 pregnant women are suspected of having contracted the virus, but so far none have had babies born with microcephaly . Dr Rhonda Sealy Thomas said the fact that the Aedes Aegypti mosquito is responsible for the spread of yet another virus, speaks to the ...

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El Salvador urges against pregnancies until 2018 as Zika virus spreads

Numerous mothers are believed to have contracted the virus while pregnant. There is virtually no risk to Illinois residents since you can not contract Zika virus from another person, but only through the bite of an infected mosquito , " according to Central Illinois Proud ".

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Birth defects linked to Zika virus still rising in Brazil

The director of IDPH , Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., said that people in the states should not worry about getting infected within the country because the virus can only be transmitted via a mosquito bite. The Zika virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected person and then bites someone else. Asian tiger mosquitoes, which can carry the chikungunya virus , started turning up in Champaign County in 2011 and have also been found in Vermilion County.

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All 400K birds at Indiana farms with bird flu killed

J├╝rgen Richt , director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases at Kansas State University, said in a statement . Indiana's state veterinarian has also created a precautionary "surveillance zone" that extends another six miles beyond the control area and officials are testing farms and backyard flocks, too.

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Doctors Asked To Watch For Zika Virus

Outbreaks of the virus has been reported in Africa, southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Central and South America. In Brazil, the suspected number of cases of microcephaly continues to rise, reaching 3,893 since authorities began investigating the surge in October, Health Ministry officials said yesterday.

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Suspected microcephaly cases in Brazil rise to 3893

Many people who contract the Zika virus never display any symptoms while others may present with a fever or rash. Brazil is also investigating the possible association between Zika virus infection and cases of microcephaly (smaller than expected head size) in infants.

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New mosquito-borne virus in Brazil linked to thousands of birth defects

To date, Brazil has registered 3,893 cases of microcephaly , suspected of being caused by Zika. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at least 26 travelers returning to the US have been diagnosed with Zika since 2007 - all of them believed to have caught it overseas.

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CDC urges Zika screening for pregnant women who went to affected areas

Two pregnant women from IL have contracted the Zika virus, state public health officials said Tuesday. In Brazil, most of the mothers who had babies with the condition - called microcephaly - were apparently infected during the first trimester, but there is some evidence the birth defect can occur later in the pregnancy, said the CDC's Dr.

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Antibiotics may be better than appendectomies in kids

This can be caused by blockage, trauma, infection or intestinal disorders like Chrohn's disease, Reuters reports. Health always needs to come first over economic issues when it comes to the well-being of children, but one other good aspect the study mentioned is that children who received antibiotics rather than undergoing surgery for their appendicitis was that it was a cheaper alternative, and it was easier on the family finances, than surgery.

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Dow Chemical to take full control of JV with Corning

The specialty products company will sell materials to the electronics and communications industries as well as to the safety and protection sectors. The companies said the proposed merger of equals, approved unanimously by their respective directors, will result in cost synergies of about $3 billion that are projected to create approximately $30 billion of market value.