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As of early 2016, the most widespread outbreak of Zika virus in history is ongoing in the Americas. The outbreak began in April 2015 in Brazil, and subsequently spread to other countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. In January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the virus was likely to spread throughout the majority of the Americas by the end of the year. Subsequently, in February 2016, the WHO declared the virus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

Zika Virus Crisis

The mosquito-borne Zika virus can also be transmitted by sexual activity

Jan 16, 2017 02:34 am UTC| Health

The Zika virus (ZIKV) dominated global public health concerns during 2016. Affecting over 60 countries, this primarily mosquito-borne disease has been associated with serious birth defects including microcephaly, and...

Zika Virus Crisis

Dengue virus antibodies may worsen a Zika infection

Jan 05, 2017 11:13 am UTC| Health

The World Health Organization declared in November that Zika was no longer a public health emergency of international concern. That doesnt mean concern over Zika is over, but now that a link between Zika and...

Zika Virus Crisis

How the smell of chickens repels the most common malaria carrying mosquito

Sep 25, 2016 15:52 pm UTC| Science

One of the worlds dominant malaria vectors is Anopheles arabiensis. Humans are its preferred blood meal although it also feeds on other livestock such as cattle, goats and sheep. But recent research shows that chickens are...

Zika Virus Crisis

Delhi has been hit by a chikungunya epidemic – what is this disease?

Sep 20, 2016 06:10 am UTC| Health

Chikungunya is not a name that rolls easily off the tongue. It is a Swahili word meaning that which bends up. It describes the symptoms of this crippling arthritic disease, a disease which is currently gripping Delhi in...

Zika Virus Crisis

Explainer: arthrogryposis – the congenital disorder linked to Zika

Aug 27, 2016 12:32 pm UTC| Health

While were used to seeing the distressing images of small heads caused by infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy, a recent study has suggested the virus may be linked to another congenital birth disorder, namely...

Zika Virus Crisis

I'm an OB-GYN treating women with Zika: This is what it's like

Aug 06, 2016 10:28 am UTC| Health

As a medical student, I remember reading books about the early days of the HIV epidemic and wondering what it was like for doctors to take care of patients who had a new, unknown disease. It seemed to me like it would be...

Zika Virus Crisis

In Zika, echoes of US rubella outbreak of 1964-65

Aug 01, 2016 07:24 am UTC| Health

Just over 50 years ago, a highly contagious but seemingly harmless virus swept through the United States, infecting as many as 12.5 million people. In both adults and children, the virus presented as a mild illness, but...

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Economy

SK, LG: No end in sight for feud over battery dispute

SK Innovations and LG Energy have been involved in legal disputes for quite a while now and the case is being heard in the U.S. The International Trade Commission is handling the proceeding since it is about alleged stolen...

Ford dismisses ITC's criticism over SK deal for not being based on hearing

Ford Motor Co on Friday dismissed criticism from the U.S. International Trade Commission for not being based on a public interest hearing, noting that it committed to SK Innovations battery programs before any misconduct...

China barred the import of pineapples from Taiwan

China banned the imports of pineapple, and the order came into effect earlier this week. Beijing announced that the tropical fruit could not enter the country, and Taiwan assumed that this is a political move. Taiwans...

Sinclair Broadcasting Group is laying off hundreds of workers soon

Sinclair Broadcasting Group announced this week that it would be laying off hundreds of workers soon. The company said it was left with no choice but to dismiss a percentage of its workforce as the business was affected by...

Politics

Michelle Obama praises House Democrats' push for passage of voting rights bill

Former first lady Michelle Obama has actively advocated for voter turnout and voter rights and with the state Republicans pushing for bills that would encourage voter suppression, Congressional Democrats are pushing for a...

Joe Biden foreign policy: US to speak with 'Quad' to discuss response to China

Relations between the United States and China were heavily strained during the Trump administration, but President Joe Biden seeks to approach the situation regarding China differently. The US is set to re-engage the...

Joe Biden signs new executive order expanding voting rights

A part of President Joe Bidens election victory against Donald Trump was due to high turnout at the polls in response to Trumps suppression efforts on mail-in voting. In commemoration of Bloody Sunday, Biden announced that...

Donald Trump sends cease and desist letters to top GOP organizations against using his name and likeness

Former President Donald Trump still holds great influence over much of the Republican Party and was previously reported to continue asserting his influence over the GOP through another PAC. Trumps attorneys recently sent...

Science

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

Pigs might not be able to fly, but they can play video games. In a new study, researchers from Purdue University in Indiana, US have shown that pigs can use a digital screen and joystick, operated by their snout, to move a...

Why is there water on Earth?

Water is essential to life as we know it and it seems completely normal to have water all around us. Yet Earth is the only known planet to be covered by oceans. Do we know exactly where its water came from? This is not...

What's the difference between mutations, variants and strains? A guide to COVID terminology

Living through a global pandemic over the past year has seen all of us expanding our vocabularies. We now understand terms like PPE, social distancing and contact tracing. But just when perhaps we thought we had a...

Einsteinium: 100 years after Einstein's Nobel Prize, researchers reveal chemical secrets of element that bears his name

A century ago, an upstart German physicist by the name of Albert Einstein turned the scientific world on its head with his discovery of the photoelectric effect, which proved light to be both a particle and a wave. Awarded...

Technology

Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro

Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro and is currently only selling its base model. The confirmation comes after reports that the company could be launching a new model of iMac with a fresh design and likely not with an...

Microsoft tests Chromium-powered Edge browser for Xbox consoles

A new version of the Microsoft Edge powered by Chromium is in early testing for the Xbox system. One of the gaming-focused features it is expected to deliver is the option to access the Google Stadia library. Xbox...

IT firms in S. Korea to be briefed on ‘Netflix Law’

South Koreas Ministry of Science and ICT will hold a meeting this week with officials from Netflix, Facebook, Google, Naver, Wavve, and Kakao to set up detailed guidelines for the countrys Netflix Law. Dubbed the...

S. Korea to revise outdated e-commerce law to better protect consumers

South Koreas Fair Trade Commission is revising the Act on Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce to cover new forms of online transactions and to impose more responsibilities to e-commerce platforms and online...
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