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Mormon Women Missionaries Now Allowed To Wear Pants Instead Of Skirts
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said this will help the missionaries stay warm, ride bikes, and protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases.
Zika Was First Discovered in 1947. Why Is it Now a Threat?
Elena E. Giorgi
Scientist. Writer. Photographer.
The race for a vaccine has started, and several companies have already announced a schedule to begin human trials in the near future. Unlike HIV, for which making a vaccine has turned out much more challenging than originally anticipated, the genome of the Zika virus is not very diverse.
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U.S. Scientists Are Starting From Ground Zero With The Zika Vaccine
It's years away, at minimum.
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CDC Issues Guidance On How To Care For Babies With Zika Virus
By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters
While Zika virus isn't spreading in the U.S., experts say it's only a matter of time.
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There's Another Devastating Condition That May Be Linked To Zika Virus
By JENNY BARCHFIELD AND MARCOS ALEMAN, AP
While the connection between the two conditions is "highly likely," it's difficult to confirm the link.
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Pregnant Women Shouldn't Travel To Countries With Zika Virus, CDC Says
The mosquito-borne illness may cause birth defects that include a small head and developmental problems.
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There Are Strong Signs Zika Virus Is Linked To Birth Defects, Says CDC
By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON AND LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP
The U.S. agency is sending a team to Brazil to conduct more studies on the risks facing pregnant women.
If Mosquitoes Love You, It's In Your Genes
At the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, identical twins place their hands in a Y-shaped tube filled with mosquitoes
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