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The mosquito-borne Zika virus has spread to 26 countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean. But what is alarming people in Brazil, where the disease is most prevalent in the north-east of the country, is a possible link between Zika infection and a fetal malformation known as microcephaly , a condition that causes brain damage and unusually small heads in babies.
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    Health officials believe all of the cases are from people who contracted the disease while traveling to affected countries. Scott called for more vigilance Thursday, Feb. Two cases have been confirmed this year, and one was confirmed last year: All involved travel to South or Central America. The state is expanding its program for testing for the Zika virus.
  • Va.Tech student denied bail in murder case of teen

    Va.Tech student denied bail in murder case of teen

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    Mourners for Nicole Lovell's funeral Thursday afternoon filled McCoy Funeral Home's parking lot and spilled over to an office building next door. The service lasted about 30 minutes. Eisenhauer told authorities he greeted the girl with a side hug, and then brought her to Keepers, Pettitt said. Attorneys for Keepers and Eisenhauer have declined to comment, but in court documents Eisenhauer is said to have told investigators, "I believe the truth can set me free".
  • Florida Declares Emergency Over Zika Virus

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    Public health officials sought to downplay the risk the mosquito-borne Zika virus poses for spectators and athletes for the Summer Olympics to be hosted here in six months. Microcephaly is a condition in which the infant's head is smaller than "normal" for the infant's age and gender, because of delayed or arrested brain growth.
  • McDonald's Kale Salad Has More Calories Than Big Mac, Experts Say

    McDonald's Kale Salad Has More Calories Than Big Mac, Experts Say

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    Add in the dressing, and what you thought was a low-calorie Caesar salad just put you over a Big Mac! The Golden Arches' " Keep Calm, Caesar On " salad bowl served with baby kale sabotages itself with seasoned crispy chicken, bacon, garlic focaccia croutons, parmesan cheese petals and a creamy Asiago Caesar dressing that top out at a whopping 730 calories, 53 grams of fat and 1,400 milligrams of salt.
  • Meningococcal meningitis hits 3 at Santa Clara University

    Meningococcal meningitis hits 3 at Santa Clara University

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    Moreover, she emphasized that the two cases in separate counties are not related. The CDC said current rates of meningococcal disease are at historic lows, something public health officials believe is due to the increased use of meningococcal vaccines.
  • Zika Virus Confirmed in Georgia

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    That person has since made a full recovery. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO ) declared the Zika virus outbreak a public health emergency . "A person gets infected with Zika virus in Brazil , comes up to the United States, flies into Florida", LaPook said. Symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes.
  • Illinois Health Officials Report 3rd Case Of Zika Virus

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    The department announced the third Illinois case on its website Thursday. The CDC says that the Zika Virus will continue to spread and it will be hard determine how it will spread over time. Pregnant women are urged to avoid travel to countries where the virus is circulating. Jamaica and Peru reported their first confirmed cases over the weekend, with the Peruvian President Ollanta Humala stressing that the patient contracted the disease outside of the country.
  • Zika Virus Reported in Georgia

    Zika Virus Reported in Georgia

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    Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order today directing the state surgeon-general John Armstrong to declare a public health emergency in those counties. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
  • Zika Virus: First U.S. Case Of Sexually Transmitted Virus

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    Swaziland's Ministry of Health has issued the warning to pregnant women who are travelling on the Zika virus that has been declared as a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Swaziland also boasts readiness for the virus, which is the second to have been declared a public health emergency after Ebola.
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    Scott signed the order to cover Miami-Dade, Lee, Hillsborough and Santa Rosa counties. Brazil's Health Ministry reportedly called for a deeper investigation into studies on the transmission of Zika, following reports that the virus had been spread through sexual contact in Texas .
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    Big Ang cancer treatment: Chemotherapy 'not working' for Stage 4 brain and lung tumors

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    We'd be more excited about the show but, unfortunately, we were hit with some bad news today about the show's biggest star Big Ang . Ang is now suffering from stage 4 brain and lung cancer and is in the hospital. Chemotherapy was started January 5th. Detore adds that Raiola's "breathing is labored and the amount of pain she is having is by far more than she can handle".
  • Six new travel-related cases of Zika confirmed in Florida

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    The county said the patient had recently traveled to Venezuela, a country where Zika is actively transmitted, but the sexual partner had not traveled. Based on that, the CDC says it will soon provide guidance on sexual transmission, with a "focus on the male sexual partners of women who are or who may be pregnant".
  • Officials close more than 200 miles of I-80 in Nebraska

    Officials close more than 200 miles of I-80 in Nebraska

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    Blizzard warnings have been issued for several places in the region. The number of Nebraska utility customers without power because of the snow and wind has been cut to less than 4,000 by midday Tuesday. The wind created drifts several feet deep, and thunderclaps could be heard amid the snowfall. About a third of the schedule was grounded at Nebraska's Omaha airport.
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    It said: "Sexual transmission of Zika virus has been recorded in a limited number of cases, and the risk of sexual transmission of Zika virus is thought to be very low". While some countries in the region are advising women not to get pregnant for the next six to eight months to avoid the Southern Hemisphere summer in which the mosquito thrives, the more straightforward action would be to tackle the mosquito, which is what Brazil is trying to do.
  • Woman Pulls Over Police Officer For Speeding, Gets Apology

    Woman Pulls Over Police Officer For Speeding, Gets Apology

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    Believe it or not, Ms. Castillo was able to get the officer to pull over (video above) and join her in a conversation. "Um, I don't know how fast I was going", the officer responded. Castillo continued to follow the officer as it zoomed past 826 northbound, then 836 eastbound. The officer then went on to say he had pulled over because he believed she was dealing with an emergency, asking her, "Everything fine?" He then promised Castillo that he would slow down.
  • Zika Virus Cases Increasing Across The Northeast

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    In Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that Zika is spreading "explosively" and could affect as many as four million people in the Americas. The reports have come from 11 states and the District of Columbia. Zika virus will continue to spread and it will be hard to determine how the virus will spread over time.
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    Amina Buddafly still with Peter Gunz

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    If you've been keeping up with season six, then you know that Amina's husband has been incapable of cutting ties with his ex, Tara Wallace , and as a result he's now expecting his ninth child with Tara . She calls Peter evil and storms out, leaving him searching for a way to pick up the pieces of their broken union. Buddafly broke down in tears and yelled, "Why would you make her pregnant when I'm the one who's supposed to be pregnant and I just killed my baby?" When she reveals this to ...
  • HIV doctor who treated Charlie Sheen claims injecting himself with Sheen's blood

    HIV doctor who treated Charlie Sheen claims injecting himself with Sheen's blood

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    Charlie Sheen's controversial Aids doctor might be a quack, but he thinks he's the GOAT. During an interview Friday night with Bill Maher , Dr Chachoua claims that Sheen was "dying" (mainly as a result of his meds) when he met him and that not only has he "cured" Sheen but also the whole country of Comoros (an island off the East coast of Africa) of HIV in 2006 by using the goat's milk vaccines he has developed.
  • Local officials watching for Zika virus

    Local officials watching for Zika virus

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    Zachary Thompson , director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, said: "Now that we know Zika virus can be transmitted through sex, this increases our awareness campaign in educating the public about protecting themselves and others".
  • Should you be concerned about the Zika virus?

    Should you be concerned about the Zika virus?

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    Zika virus is transmitted through the bite of an infectious mosquito. The World Health Organization declares the Zika virus is a worldwide public health emergency . In addition to microcephaly, Zika is also believed to be linked to a neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome. Brazil has reported some 3,700 suspected cases of microcephaly.
  • First US Zika virus case transmitted sexually

    First US Zika virus case transmitted sexually

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    Symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Last week, the Federal Government had alerted Nigerians about the outbreak of Zika virus infection, with a directive that the citizens, especially pregnant women, should be restricted from traveling to Latin America until the situation improves.
  • Cruz wins Iowa GOP caucus, Huckabee suspends campaign

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    Trump was the top candidate of those who preferred an outsider, while those preferring someone with experience were split between Rubio and Cruz. On the Democratic side, the Iowa Democratic Party declared Clinton the victor, but her margin of victory was exquisitely narrow.
  • Cruz beats Trump in Iowa presidential race

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    Pennsylvania Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., a Democrat, said he had been calling a "targeted list" of Iowa Democrats on Clinton's behalf, many of them identified as O'Malley supporters, as well as some who are backing Sanders and others who were undecided.
  • Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton still split over debate

    Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton still split over debate

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    Sanders asked, adding: "What leadership means is not simply following the majority". Clinton also leads over Sanders among female voters by 50 percent to 38 percent - but the spread is not as large as her 61 percent to 27 percent advantage last month.
  • Vanessa Hudgens Is Praised For Tough Grease

    Vanessa Hudgens Is Praised For Tough Grease

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    The three-hour telecast of " Grease : Live! ", which was directed by Thomas Kail and featured a star-studded cast led by Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit, brought in 12.2 million viewers on Sunday, Fox said. But for Vanessa Hudgens , Sunday night's highly anticipated production of " Grease: Live " hit the airwaves after the actress received heartbreaking news, and she somehow never let the stress show.
  • Garden of Life recalls raw meal products over Salmonella outbreak

    Garden of Life recalls raw meal products over Salmonella outbreak

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    The products were sold at better health food stores and natural grocers nationwide. Health officials in Minnesota are investigating an outbreak of salmonella that's been linked with potentially tainted meal replacement shakes. Neither required hospitalization and both have recovered. The infection can last between five to seven days and, in some cases, a patient may have to be hospitalized due to the severity of the condition.
  • US expands travel warning over Zika virus

    US expands travel warning over Zika virus

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    It is one of 22 territories that the United States has warned pregnant women not to visit because of the Zika risk. Patton said she agrees with the statement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued in which they urge mothers to not travel unless they have to.
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    It is caused by below normal brain development in utero. 'This meeting will mainly look at whether there is reason to call a public health emergency of global concern, so we are looking at the existing evidence, and we are looking at the gaps we have, so we are looking at what we know and what we don't know,' Lindmeier said .