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Carnival opens in Rio, defying growing Zika fears

Feb 06, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Brazil s Carnival pushes through but authorities advise people joining the festivities to exercise caution

FESTIVITIES. The King Momo, Wilson Dias (R), dances with the Queen of the Carnival Clara Paixao (L) after receiving the Keys of the City, which represents the official opening of the Carnival of Rio, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 05 February 2016. Antonio Lacerda/EPA

First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia

Feb 06, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Colombia s National Health Institute says the patients died after contracting the virus and developing a rare neurological disorder called Guillain Barre syndrome

FIRST DEATHS. Health officials of Colombia and the National Health Institute seen during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia, February 5, 2016. At least 3 people have died in Colombia with 'confirmed history' of Zika and other six cases are currently under study, as reported the general director of the National Institute of Health (NIH), Marta Lucia Ospina. Photo by EPA/Leonardo Muñoz

Vaccinated mosquitos released in Rio to combat dengue

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:55 AM

This is the first time a Latin American country is testing a method already functioning in Vietnam Indonesia and Australia

DENGUE FIGHT. A man holds a plastic case with mosquitoes at a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 September 2014. The project 'Eliminate the dengue: Challenge Brazil' by state Brazilian laboratory Fiocruz released about 10,000 mosquitoes infected with a dengue blocking bacteria. Antonio Lacerda/EPA