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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

Cryptocurrency users in India's small cities up by 2,648%

Cryptocurrency usage and trading are experiencing a boom in Indias small cities with new customers growing by 2,648 percent.as a way of investing and gaining additional money after the Covid-19 pandemic. Nischal Shetty,...

Largest NFT market Opensea launches smartphone application

Opensea marketplace users can now access a wide variety of NFT collections on their smartphones by downloading the application from Apples App Store or the Google Play store. Opensea is the largest NFT market in terms...

Crypto market loses 9% in value amid global market meltdown

Crypto assets have dropped between 7-15 percent in value over the last 24 hours causing the market valuation of all 10,000+ crypto-assets in existence to drop below the $2 trillion, losing over 9 percent in...

Crypto investor sues Apple for offering malicious app tat led to cryptocurrency theft

A crypto investor has sued Apple Inc. for offering a malicious application dubbed Toast Plus in its App Store that led to the theft of her 474 XRP cryptocurrencies. Maryland resident Hadona Diep, a full-time...

Honda president justifies F1 racing exit as they prepare to run in decarbonization race

Hondas decision to stop selling vehicles that emit carbon dioxide by 2040 prompted it to pull out of F1 racing at the end of this season and compete in a decarbonization race from now on, according to company president...

Politics

Joe Biden urged to pressure Joe Manchin to support voting rights

With an evenly divided Senate between the two major political parties, two Democratic Senators stand in the way of bringing forward US President Joe Bidens agenda. An op-ed piece on the New York Times shared that Biden...

Capitol insurrection: ABC reporter says ex-POTUS Donald Trump enjoyed Jan. 6

Disgraced former President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time by the House for his incitement of the insurrection last January 6 that led to five people dead and dozens of police officers being injured. ABC...

Capitol riots: Democratic Rep. compares 'Justice for J6' attendees to detained Jan. 6 insurrectionists

Over the weekend was the so-called Justice for J6 rally as the mob of supporters of disgraced former President Donald Trump looked to paint the insurrectionists last January 6 as political prisoners. Democratic Congressman...

Kamala Harris may meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week ahead of meeting with Joe Biden

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit the US this week for the upcoming Quad alliance summit with the other countries involved. Before his meeting with US President Joe Biden, Modi may be meeting with Vice...

Science

S. Korea's POSCO, Hyundai to use oyster shell waste for steelmaking

S. Korean steelmakers POSCO and Hyundai Steel Co. will start using oyster shells as a secondary base material for producing steel. Both firms have been developing a recycling technology with a local oyster shell...

S. Korea to develop solar-powered drone that could carry 20 kg to stratosphere

South Korea will invest 37.47 billion won in developing a solar-powered drone that could carry over 20 kilograms in the stratosphere and with natural disaster monitoring capability by 2025. The drone will serve as an...

S. Korean scientists develop 3D printing ink from sunflower pollen

A group of South Korean scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore managed to develop 3D printing ink material from sunflower pollen. The research team led by professor Cho Nam-joon first incubated...

Kumho Petrochemical to produce eco-friendly rubber compound out of rice bran

Kumho Petrochemical Co. will produce an eco-friendly synthetic rubber compound made of rice bran-based bio-silica. Silica improves fuel efficiency, braking power, and wear resistance of synthetic rubber for...

From CRISPR to glowing proteins to optogenetics – scientists' most powerful technologies have been borrowed from nature

Watson and Crick, Schrdinger and Einstein all made theoretical breakthroughs that have changed the worlds understanding of science. Today big, game-changing ideas are less common. New and improved techniques are the...

Technology

‘Outcast 2: A New Beginning’ is ‘coming soon’ after a 20-year delay

Belgium-based video game studio Appeal is finally close to launching Outcast 2 more than two decades since its development was first announced. It was confirmed during THQ Nordics 10th-anniversary celebrations as one of...

Activision extends ‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ open beta for two days

The Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta for all platforms was initially planned to run until Monday. The good news to gamers who have yet to try it or have just started playing is that Activision added a couple of extra days...

Google Pixel 6 Pro could feature up to 33W charging speed

The Pixel 6 series is expected to launch with a number of upgrades, so it is expected to include the most powerful phones from Google. The latest leak offers more details on battery-related enhancements, suggesting that...

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 specs might include dual Thunderbolt ports

Microsoft is expected to unveil a slate of new Surface products this week, and the Surface Pro 8 is likely one of them. A leak published just a few days before the launch event has suggested that the upcoming 2-in-1 tablet...

Display analyst says Huawei Mate 50 Pro could launch in late 2021

Slammed with trade bans, Huawei has had a very different year in 2021 that led to the delayed launch of the P50 series and the rumored absence of the Mate 50 line. However, a new report has suggested that the latter could...
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