FIFA fines Brazil for homophobic chants

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on FIFA fines Brazil for homophobic chants 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 5 — World football governing body FIFA has fined the Brazilian football confederation USD20,000 for homophobic abuse by fans.

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US health agency adds Saint Barthelemy to Zika virus travel warning list

May 11, 2016 by · Comments Off on US health agency adds Saint Barthelemy to Zika virus travel warning list 

WASHINGTON, May 10 — US citizens should practice enhanced precautions while traveling to Saint Barthelemy, also known as St. Barts, due to the spread of the Zika virus in the Caribbean island, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced in a statement on Monday.

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WHO assures IOC president that Zika virus is no threat to Rio Olympics

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on WHO assures IOC president that Zika virus is no threat to Rio Olympics 

LILLEHAMMER, Feb. 22 — Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan believes that the organizers of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will not experience major problems due to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said Sunday.

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Brazil uses drones to combat Zika virus

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Brazil uses drones to combat Zika virus 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 21 — Several cities in brazil are using drones to detect and destroy the breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.

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Roundup: Zika-bearing mosquito becomes public enemy No. 1 in Brazil

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Zika-bearing mosquito becomes public enemy No. 1 in Brazil 

By Pau Ramirez

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — The Aedes aegypti mosquito behind the Zika epidemic spreading through Latin America has become the biggest public enemy in brazil with the launch of a national campaign.

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DOH to PHL athletes for 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil: Concentrate first on training

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on DOH to PHL athletes for 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil: Concentrate first on training 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — The Department of Health (DOH) has reiterated its advice for Filipino athletes bound for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, brazil this August to stay focus first in their training and not on the threat of the Zika virus there.

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(Feature) Zika virus infection among pregnant mothers does not always cause microcephaly –DOH

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Zika virus infection among pregnant mothers does not always cause microcephaly –DOH 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 10 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) has clarified that it is not true that pregnant women who may have Zika virus infection will likely produce babies with birth defect called microcephaly.

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Disinfected zones may protect athletes from Zika virus at Rio Olympics

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Disinfected zones may protect athletes from Zika virus at Rio Olympics 

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 — Special demarcation zones may be established in brazil in order to protect athletes competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio from catching Zika fever virus raging in the country, an aide to the Russian prime minister said on Tuesday.

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Ireland probes 2 confirmed cases of Zika virus

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Ireland probes 2 confirmed cases of Zika virus 

DUBLIN, Feb. 3 — ireland said on Tuesday that the first two confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the country are currently being investigated by its Health Service Executive (HSE).

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Mexican health authority confirms 37 Zika cases

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Mexican health authority confirms 37 Zika cases 

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 3 — At least 37 cases of the Zika virus infections were registered in Mexico, the head of the epidemiology service of the country's Health Secretary, Cuitlahuac Ruiz Matus, confirmed on Tuesday.

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