zika virus in the americas - updates

Rappler's latest stories on zika virus in the americas

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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

Brazil's Rousseff calls for Latin American Zika fight

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Rousseff says she had asked a summit of the 33 member Community of Latin American and Caribbean States CELAC to launch cooperative action in the fight against the Zika virus

VICTIM. Matheus Lima, 22 kisses his two-month-old son Pietro suffering from microcephalia caught through an Aedes aegypti mosquito bite, at the Obras Sociais Irma Dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 27, 2016. Christophe Simon/AFP

Zika virus found in Danish tourist returning from South America

Jan 27, 2016 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED A Danish tourist who travelled to Central and South America was diagnosed on his return with the Zika virus

SPREAD. A specialist fumigates the Nueva Esperanza graveyard in the outskirts of Lima, Peru on January 15 to prevent Chikunguya and Zika virus, which affect several South American countries. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP

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Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:52 AM

With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus – until it strikes their unborn child

ZIKA VIRUS. A pregnant woman stands at her house in a zone of the shanty town of Beco do Sururu, located close to Boa Viagem, the richest neighborhood of city of Recife, Brazil, 22 January 2016. Recife is the Brazilian city with more cases of Zika virus. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA