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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

Finally Ebola-free, officials say Guinea not safe yet

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Two years after the Ebola outbreak began in Guinea, authorities there announced that the virus that sickened more than 28,000 people and killed an estimated 11,000 in the affected region of West Africa appears to be gone.
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Obama calls for international response to Ebola

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President Obama told world leaders at the United National General Assembly that the international community is “not moving fast enough” to contain the Ebola epidemic. Continue reading

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