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A journalist walks in front of a screen with olympics logos during the medal launching ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes - RTX2G9LN

Zika virus shadow looms over summer Olympics in Rio

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Concern surrounding Zika virus has taken center stage in Brazil, as local organizers of the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games assure the world that the country is safe for athletes and tourists. Continue reading

Gisele Felix, who is five months pregnant, applies repellent on her arm at her home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 28, 2016. Gisele, who is concerned about the Zika virus, has not gone out  of her house during her 30-day vacation, keeping all the windows and doors closed in an effort to keep out mosquitoes. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday the Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is "spreading explosively" and may infect 3 to 4 million people in the Americas, including 1.5 million in Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares - RTX24GXP

Health officials warn of spreading virus’ potential link to birth defects

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Essential question How does the international community respond to disease outbreaks that spread to numerous countries? The World Health Organization issued a strong…read more

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How do hospitals care for Ebola patients?

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As Ebola cases have appeared outside West Africa, hospitals are facing the challenge of caring for patients infected by an aggressive virus with no cure. Continue reading

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New York’s “Little Liberia” faces Ebola stigma

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African immigrants in the U.S. are facing stigma amid the intensifying Ebola outbreak across the Atlantic Ocean in their home country. Continue reading

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President names Ebola response coordinator

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A newly named Ebola response coordinator will oversee the federal response to Ebola and consolidate the U.S.’ efforts to fight the virus. Continue reading

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