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LONDON (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will make a rare address to Britain's House of Lords on Wednesday to discuss his work to eradicate Guinea worm disease. The 91-year-old ex-president has helped lead the successful campaign against the disease since 1986. His...
The Zika virus is spreading rapidly in Latin America, and Asian governments have issued advisories in a bid to contain the spread of the disease, which could be linked to birth defects and can cause temporary paralysis. So far, no Zika case has been confirmed anywhere in Asia. A...
The Zika virus is spreading rapidly in Latin America, and Asian governments have issued advisories in a bid to contain the spread of the disease, which could be linked to birth defects and can cause temporary paralysis. So far, no Zika case has been confirmed anywhere in Asia. A...
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday announced a nationwide attack on the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, vowing to "win this war" against the insect that researchers in have linked to a rare birth defect. Rousseff said an operation to eliminate...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state of New York is investigating possible illegal dumping of commercial waste in a town that's already the focus of a water contamination probe. Police from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, armed with a search warrant, searched woods...
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says her government has launched a nationwide operation to eliminate breeding areas for the mosquito that transmits the Zika virus, which researchers in have linked to a rare birth defect. Rousseff spoke after a videoconference...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus and fears it could be linked to birth defects (all times local): 12:55 pm. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says the federal government has launched a nationwide cleanup operation to eliminate breeding areas of the mosquito...
ZIKA FOREST, Uganda (AP) — Birds sing in the canopy and a leopard roams the thick undergrowth of this rainforest in Uganda, where the mosquito-borne Zika virus was discovered almost 70 years ago. Yet while alarms are being sounded in the Americas amid serious health issues,...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus and fears it could be linked to birth defects (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Nigeria's Health Ministry is warning citizens against traveling to Latin America because of the Zika virus outbreak, and is especially recommending that...