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South Africa now has a confirmed case of Zika virus

South Africa now has a confirmed case of Zika virus

South African health authorities confirmed the country’s first case of Zika virus Saturday, Reuters reports. A Colombian business man visiting Johannesburg had a fever and rash, but fully recovered. The mosquito-borne virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency, is thought to be linked to a birth defect called microcephaly. The […]

Terrified women buying up FROGS and TOADS to eat Zika-spreading mosquitoes

Terrified women buying up FROGS and TOADS to eat Zika-spreading mosquitoes

The sale of mosquito-eating frogs and toads is booming in Argentina as the government warned that Zika virus is spreading in the country despite the massive deployment of pesticides The virus has has been linked to a rise in microcephaly, a debilitating birth defect where children are born with abnormally small heads. Argentina’s health ministry […]

You Can Get the Zika Virus Through Sex

You Can Get the Zika Virus Through Sex

There’s a lot of scary buzz around the Zika virus lately. But how dangerous is it really? To make sure you’ve got your bases covered without slipping into paranoia, we went to the experts to get a handle on what you need to know and what you should (and shouldn’t) be worried about. 1. You […]

The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis

The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — There are a lot of big numbers flying around as the world struggles to understand and hopefully control the spread of the Zika virus. The epicenter of this apparent crisis is northeastern Brazil, where there has been a reported surge in children born with abnormally small heads — a condition […]

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