Here’s Why Dengue Cases in Latin America Spiked This Year

Here's Why Dengue Cases in Latin America Spiked This Year

Experts cited the reason behind the surge of dengue cases in Latin America and the reasons why it might slow down in the next couple of years.
Zika could get worse this summer with stifling heat and plenty of wet breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

After Huge Gains, Zika Risk Still Present In the Americas

The virus might be down, but it's not out.
Sylvia Burwell

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to Visit Puerto Rico, See Firsthand How the Commonwealth Is Handling the Zika Virus Outbreak

In an effort to further monitor the Zika virus awareness and prevention campaign, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell will visit Puerto Rico on April 26, including a meeting with Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla.
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Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: Governor Urges Swift Congressional Action Now With Zika Virus Threatening Island

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is continuing his campaign for congressional leaders to move forward with legislation that will give the U.S. commonwealth solutions for its debt and health crises.
Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

US Zika Virus Cases Hit 20 in Florida, 3 Confirmed in Alabama; Outbreak in America Unlikely

New Zika virus cases push the numbers higher in the United States, but is it cause for panic already?
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Puerto Rico Receives First Batch of Safe US Blood Amid Zika Virus Outbreak

The United States is sending clean blood to prevent further spread of Zika virus in Puerto Rico because blood transfusion is seen as a means of transmitting the mosquito-borne virus. Request for funding has also been submitted to Congress.
Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Zika Virus Prevention is up a Notch in Bolivia

Bolivia is practicing Zika virus prevention with a unique approach -- through a song.
Puerto Rico Teeters On Edge Of Massive Default

Puerto Rico Issues Price Freeze on Condoms

The directive was issued Feb. 5.
Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Mexican Woman With Zika Infection Delivers Healthy Baby

Cases haven't spiked in Mexico compared to other Zika prone areas, according to local health officials.
Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Guillain-Barré, Zika Virus Connection Getting Stronger as Paralysis Cases Increase in Latin America

Doctors continue to witness an increase in patients exhibiting the symptoms of the condition.
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World Sailing CEO Fired for Calling Rio Olympic Venue Polluted

The former CEO of World Sailing claims that he was ousted from his post for repeatedly suggesting that Guanabara Bay should not be the venue for competitions during the upcoming Summer Olympics.
Zika Virus Expert Urges Action in Venezuela; Denmark Confirms New Case

Zika Virus Expert Urges Action in Venezuela=

The Zika outbreak continues to cause concern around the globe, as an expert decried the lack of information on the virus available in Venezuela. Meanwhile, a Danish hospital confirmed that a tourist had been infected with the disease after visiting southern and central America.
CDC Issues Travel Warnings for 14 Latin American, Caribbean Nations Exposed to Zika Virus

Brazil to Deploy Troops to Combat Zika Virus

Brazil has announce that the military will deploy 220,000 soldiers in an effort to combat mosquitoes spreading the Zika virus.
A Health Ministry employee fumigates a home against the Aedes aegypti mosquito

Brazil Announces Plans to Prevent Zika Virus at Olympics

With the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro approaching, Brazil has announced plans to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.
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