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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

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

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

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

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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