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ZIKA VIRUS

 

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(Created on 21/05/2016)

 

 

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INFORMATION:

  • Experts: Zika Could Infect 93 Million in Americas - Text + Audio - 30 July 2016
    "A new study finds some worrisome facts about the Zika virus. Millions in the Western Hemisphere could be infected with the virus in the future, researchers say. And well over a million women in their childbearing years could be infected."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 


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  • Experts: Zika Could Infect 93 Million in Americas - Text + Audio - 30 July 2016
    "A new study finds some worrisome facts about the Zika virus. Millions in the Western Hemisphere could be infected with the virus in the future, researchers say. And well over a million women in their childbearing years could be infected."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Researchers Develop Better, Cheaper, Faster Zika Test - Text + Audio - 23 May 2016
    "Warmer weather means an increase in insects, especially mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can carry the Zika virus.
    Harvard University researchers have developed a new method of testing for Zika. The test is better than other methods in so many ways."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Health Expert Says Delay or Move Rio Olympics - Text + Audio - 12 May 2016
    "The International Olympic Committee is rejecting a suggestion it move or delay the Olympics, scheduled to begin August 5 in Brazil.
    A Canadian public health expert wrote the risks of the Zika virus are too great to bring 500,000 visitors to Brazil."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Spotlight on Zika Helps Neglected Tropical Diseases - Text + Audio - 22 February 2016
    "Neglected tropical diseases afflict more than a billion of the poorest people in the world. Traditionally, these diseases have not received much funding.
    But experts say that’s changing. The Zika virus has raised awareness of the need to combat these illnesses."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Olympic Athletes Concerned About Zika Virus - Text + Audio - 13 February 2016
    "The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are less than six months away.
    With the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, many Olympic committees are discussing whether to send their athletes to the Games."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • WHO Declares Zika a Global Health Emergency - Text + Audio - 1 February 2016
    "On Monday, the World Health Organization declared that the spread of the Zika virus is a global health emergency.
    The mosquito-borne virus is spreading through the Americas at a worrying rate. There is no treatment for Zika. And a vaccine may be years away."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


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  • Understanding Zika - 3 February 2016
    "How dangerous is the virus and who is most at risk?"
    (nytimes.com)

 

 

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