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WHO reports first three Zika virus cases in India

May 26, 2017

Read the Perspective from Annelies Wilder-Smith, MD, PhD, MIH

Officials have confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus to surface in India, according to WHO.

India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) recently reported the laboratory-confirmed cases in Gujarat State, which sits on the country’s west coast and borders Pakistan to the north.

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WHO reports first three Zika virus cases in India

May 26, 2017
Officials have confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus to surface in India, according to WHO. India’s Ministry of Health and Family…

In the Journals

Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts

May 22, 2017
Two doses of HPV vaccine gave girls aged 9 to 14 years as much protection as three doses against genital warts, and both regimens provided…

Extent of Ebola outbreak in DRC may not be known for weeks

May 18, 2017
The extent of the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may not be known for weeks as more teams are deployed to the remote…

In the Journals Plus

Record levels of in-home HIV test sales linked to the ‘Charlie Sheen effect’

May 18, 2017
After actor Charlie Sheen announced that he was HIV-positive during an interview on NBC’s Today Show on Nov. 17, 2015, researchers found that…

Seven Lyme disease stories to mark Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 14, 2017
Tickborne diseases are on the rise in the United States, according to the CDC, which recommends that patients use repellents, check for ticks and…

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Health officials today announced an outbreak of Ebola virus in a remote area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to WHO, nine…

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