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CDC Updates Zika Virus Transmission, Testing Guidelines Amid New Findings

ABC News: Zika Virus Guidelines Updated for Pregnant Women in Wake of New Findings “Pregnant women should be tested for the Zika virus with 14 days of suspected exposure to the virus or if they exhibit viral symptoms, according to updated guidelines issued today by the U.S. Centers for Disease…

Cancer Patients In Uganda Face Late Diagnoses, Lack Of Treatment, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: Uganda Ill-Equipped for Growing Cancer Burden “…While the East African country had huge success in the battle against the HIV virus in the 1990s, cervical and other cancers are the new health crises gripping the developing nation. One in 500 Ugandans suffers from cancer. But only five…

Condom Policies In China Hinder HIV Prevention Efforts Among Sex Workers, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: China’s condom policies to prevent HIV fail to protect sex workers: research “Chinese police cracking down on sex workers routinely look for condoms as evidence of illegal activity, hindering efforts to prevent the spread of HIV among sex workers, one of the biggest at-risk groups in the…

More Than One-Fifth Of U.S. Zika Cases Imported From Dominican Republic

Kaiser Health News/PBS NewsHour: How a Caribbean island became prime source of U.S. Zika cases “…Visitors to the Dominican Republic account for more than a fifth of the confirmed Zika cases in the U.S. through mid-July, according to data from state health departments. New York, Florida, and California alone tally…

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