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She says the Health Ministry is working with Brazilian and foreign laboratories to obtain a vaccine against dengue and the Zika viruses that are transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito . The CDC recommends pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to the areas where the Zika virus transmission is ongoing. The Illinois Department of Public Health revealed the two women recently visited countries where the Zika virus is carried.
  • Birth defects linked to Zika virus still rising in Brazil

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    There is no treatment for the virus and the only way to prevent it is to reduce the risk of mosquito bites when in these geographic areas. Agencies investigating the Zika outbreaks are finding an increasing body of evidence about the link between Zika virus and microcephaly .
  • The X-Files: How Joel McHale Was Cast in the New Season

    The X-Files: How Joel McHale Was Cast in the New Season

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    William was hinted at being one of several things: 1) a part-alien hybrid born as a result of Scully's abduction years earlier 2) a super-human baby created by divine intervention to eventually defeat the alien invaders, 3) a human baby conceived through in-vitro fertilization, with Mulder as the sperm donor, or 4) a baby conceived through off-camera (though undoubtedly hot) sex between Mulder and Scully.
  • Zika virus sparks travel advisories, concerns over spreading to Gulf states

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    Texas and Hawaii have also reported cases, including one linked to a baby born in Oahu with microcephaly , a condition involving a malformed skull and brain. While no cases have been contracted in Florida, health officials are warning everyone to be cautious of the disease. State health departments are not required to notify the CDC about any cases of the Zika virus.
  • More pregnant women in USA diagnosed with Zika virus

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    Public Health Management director Jose Manuel Puello said Tuesday that Zika symptoms are not as serious as those of dengue or Chikungunya and that treating those symptoms is commonly done by administering acetaminophen, using lotion to keep swelling down on the associated skin rash and hydrating the affected area with a saline solution, just like for other mosquito-borne endemic illnesses.
  • Brazil to fund development of vaccine for Zika virus

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    Zika can be hard to diagnose, because its symptoms are similar to those of dengue fever , also known as "break bone fever" because of the severe joint pain it causes, and chikungunya , which first arrived in the Western Hemisphere in 2013 and whose African name means "bent over", because of the stooped posture that the disease causes.
  • Zika spreads to Bolivia, infecting pregnant woman

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    The CDC is urging pregnant women to avoid traveling to 14 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean with active Zika virus transmission . The women traveled to countries where Zika virus is found. "Neither the baby nor the mother was infectious, nor there was never a risk of transmission in Hawaii", said the State Health Department of Hawaii in an official statement as quoted by CNN .
  • Hawaii baby born with defect linked to Zika virus

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    Mobley. Last week, CDC officials said pregnant women should consider postponing trips to 14 destinations - Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Suriname and Venezuela.
  • Derek Carr to Replace Aaron Rodgers at 2016 NFL Pro Bowl

    Derek Carr to Replace Aaron Rodgers at 2016 NFL Pro Bowl

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    Rodgers was selected for his fifth Pro Bowl, but the nature of his injury is unclear. Carr this season passed for 3,987 yards with a 61.1 percent completion rate (350 of 573), 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a passer rating of 91.1. Given the struggles of the offense this year, it has one of the longest seasons in recent memory for Green Bay Packers fans. The only other Raiders quarterbacks to land Pro Bowl spots were Daryle Lamonica, Ken Stabler and Jeff Hostetler.
  • Nor'easter to Bring Big Snow Storm

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    At this time previous year, Beantown had received little snow , but over the course of the next few weeks, it was buried under a record-setting 110 inches of it. Accumulating snow is possible from parts of central Arkansas to northern Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and northwestern North Carolina Thursday night through Friday .
  • Newly Found Bird Flu Expected To Affect Trade

    Newly Found Bird Flu Expected To Affect Trade

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    The state animal health board website said one of the farms had 12,000 turkeys and another 23,500. This after ten farms in Dubois County had turkeys test positive for the virus. As of Tuesday evening, a spokesperson for Indiana's Joint Information Center confirmed that approximately 413,000 birds have been, or are in the process of being euthanized.
  • Bird Flu Hits Major US Turkey Producer in Indiana

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    Avian influenza (AI) has returned to the USA, with the authorities reporting its first highly pathogenic case since last June in a turkey flock in Indiana. A brand-new strain of avian flu, this one called H7N8, has been found on a turkey farm in Indiana. Those farms have also begun the depopulation process, which will bring the total number of birds lost in this outbreak to around 400,000, according to Myers.
  • Ask pregnant women about trips to Zika-infected areas — CDC to doctors

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Zika has been linked to potentially fatal birth defects in Brazil , where authorities have linked it to a spike in newborns with microcephaly , or underdeveloped brains. " What the studies have show, especially what's going on in Brazil right now where they are having a huge epidemic of Zika Virus Disease, is that when the disease affects pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy, that is even before the woman appears to be pregnant".
  • NYC doctor accused of sexually abusing 2 female patients

    NYC doctor accused of sexually abusing 2 female patients

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    He was charged with assault with impairment using drugs and facilitating a sexual offense using a controlled substance. An emergency room doctor at Mt. Afterward, she was able to save bodily fluids that were on her hospital gown and handed them over to police. In addition, a second accuser has emerged , alleging she was sexually attacked by Newman in September, ABC 7 noted.
  • Ticks carrying Lyme disease become more common, new research shows

    Ticks carrying Lyme disease become more common, new research shows

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    This disease can lead to flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headache and fatigue, joint and/or muscle pain, and a red rash with a bull's eye pattern. The ticks carry the Lyme disease and they spread it to humans by biting them. Eisen, according to Science Magazine . At the beginning of the 20th century, deer had been brought to the brink of extinction as a direct effect of over-hunting and deforestation, but now their numbers have been growing, so Lyme disease ticks benefit once again from a ...
  • Sanders lashes out at Clinton in Democratic debate

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    Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled repeatedly in Sunday night's presidential debate over who's tougher on gun control and Wall Street and how to steer the future of health care in America. Focus was on the contest between the two leaders in the polls, Clinton, and Sanders, who offer Democrats a clear choice: evolution or revolution. President Obama started it and Hilary Clinton can continue it.
  • Sean Penn Discuss El Chapo in '60 Minutes' Interview

    Sean Penn Discuss El Chapo in '60 Minutes' Interview

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    Penn claims that the capture of El Chapo has completely distracted the masses from his article. Penn told Charlie Rose that he was deeply disappointed with the coverage of his piece. In an email exchange with the Associated Press Monday about his meeting with Guzman, Penn said, "I've got nothin' to hide". But Penn fears he didn't achieve what he set out to do with the opportunity, which was discuss the United States government's war on drugs.
  • CDC: Strong signs birth defects are tied to mosquito virus

    CDC: Strong signs birth defects are tied to mosquito virus

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    The outbreak of this infection in Brazil has led to a number of babies born with defects and the Minister of Health has asked Brazilian women to avoid getting pregnant while a solution is sought. The Zika patient is in a stable condition and recovering, five other people living with the person and 10 colleagues were found to have no symptoms indicating infection and the CDC has investigated and disinfected the Zika patient's living environment, Liu said.
  • David Bowie's family plan 'private ceremony' following star's tragic death

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    Mr. Bowie, one of pop culture's most influential figures whose career took him from glam rock to soul to science fiction films, died on January 10 after an undisclosed 18-month battle with cancer. In his childhood neighborhood of Brixton in south London, crowds gathered for a mass sing-along this week. "There's a starman waiting in the sky / He'd like to come and meet us / But he thinks he'd blow our minds", they sang.
  • Carolina, Denver reach National Football League conference final games

    Carolina, Denver reach National Football League conference final games

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    The last time Tom Brady and the New England Patriots came to Denver , Peyton Manning watched the game on television from inside the locker room. "I got the information late, but I still had a chance to make the play", Boykin said. Brady's Patriots prevailed in a tough physical game 24-14 (physical on New England's side, anyway) that would lead the National Football League to toughen its pass interference rules.
  • Celine Dion's brother dies two days after death of her husband

    Celine Dion's brother dies two days after death of her husband

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    Daniel Dion's funeral will be held in the family's hometown of Charlemagne, Quebec. Earlier this week, Dion's husband Rene Angelil , who is the Dion's former manager, also succumbed to throat cancer, which Angelil had been fighting against for a long time? Meanwhile, a commemorative celebration will be held on February 3 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
  • Drug Trial Leaves 1 Brain Dead, 5 Others In Serious Condition

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    Mr Edan said there is no known way to reverse the effects of the experimental drug, which was given orally to healthy volunteers as part of a Phase 1 trial by Biotrial. USA Today reports that 90 volunteers were involved in the French drug trial, but the study was ceased on Monday after six people experienced drastic side effects.
  • CDC issues travel warning due to Zika

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    While the virus is fairly harmless in adults - symptoms include rash, fever, joint pain and red eyes - Brazil's outbreak coincided with a massive spike in microcephaly in babies. It is native to tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. While the link between Zika infection in pregnancy and babies born with microcephaly has not yet been proven, mounting evidence supports the theory that there is a connection.
  • 9 more Indiana turkey farms infected with bird flu

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    David Stallknecht, PhD, of the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine, said low-pathogenic H7 viruses were very common in wild birds last year-shorebirds and ducks. "This is the first finding of HPAI IN commercial turkeys IN the state of IN", said Ted Seger, president of Farbest Farms Inc. Indiana's poultry industry brings in $2.5 billion a year, Derrer said.
  • 'Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers: Nicole Puts A Halt To Sasha's Modeling

    'Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers: Nicole Puts A Halt To Sasha's Modeling

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    Unfortunately, despite confiding in Julius, Sasha won't get his sympathy and support. As the week continues, Zende will learn of Nicole's interference, and it doesn't sound like this goes over well. Spoiler Alert! This article contains " The Bold and the Beautiful " spoilers. B&B spoilers hint that Quinn may figure out that Liam thinks his brother was shagging his fiancée and that's the big issue.
  • Brain-Dead Man Dies After Participating in Drug Trial in France

    Brain-Dead Man Dies After Participating in Drug Trial in France

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    Judicial police late yesterday carried out the first searches at the Biotrial lab which had performed the trial on behalf of Portuguese pharmaceutical company Bial . What is not true is that the France drug trial used a "cannabis-based painkiller". Biotrial, a private laboratory, had been testing it in Rennes , in northwestern France.
  • 9 more IN turkey farms infected with bird flu

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    The H7N8 strain has been found in wild birds, mostly ducks, in the USA but it's been a low-pathogenic strain that doesn't make the birds sick. "Indiana is one of the largest poultry states in America, and I have directed all relevant agencies to bring the full resources of the state of in to bear on containing and resolving the issues as quickly as possible", said Gov.