May 13 2017
The virus is to blame for a birth defect that causes a baby's head to be smaller than normal because the brain doesn't develop properly and children end up with smaller heads than normal.
The World Health Organisation lifted its own global emergency in November 2016. Some 7,900 suspected cases of Zika were registered between January and April, a 95 percent drop compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest epidemiological data.
Said Adeilson Cavalcante, secretary for health surveillance at Brazil's health ministry, "The end of the emergency doesn't mean the end of surveillance or assistance" to those who are affected.
Travel warnings issued by governments to cancel trips to affected countries, while revelations Zika could be sexually transmitted heightened concern.
Immigration agents aid in arrests of accused gang members
Of the 1,378 total arrested, 1,095 were confirmed as gang members and affiliates, authorities say. ICE said that group included five US citizens and three immigrants in the country legally.
Blast followed by fire reported near Damascus airport
The airport itself lies about 15 miles southeast of the capital, but locals said the blast was so big it rung out across the city. Pro-government Al-Mayadeen TV said the missiles had been fired by Israeli jets flying above the Golan Heights.
Azerbaijan's Dihaj into Eurovision grand final
The second semi-final of the global song contest Eurovision-2017 was held at the Kiev worldwide Exhibition Center, APA's correspondent reports from Kiev.
Brazil was at the epicentre of the public health emergency declared in 2015, which caused a global alert to be issued by the WHO as cases were found around the world, arriving in the U.S. and Europe.
Measures to reduce the number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which carry the Zika virus, as well as dengue and chikungunya, will remain in place. People infected with Zika usually suffer mild, flu-like symptoms and recover quickly, while pregnant women can give birth to babies with severe defects.
The WHO has warned that Zika is "here to stay", even when cases fall off, and that fighting the disease will be an ongoing battle. Athletes and spectators were concerned they would contract the virus, and one female athlete - a Spanish windsurfer - says she contracted Zika while training in Brazil ahead of the Games. Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States.
Computer models of outbreaks in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas suggest that even a mild Zika outbreak, with an infection rate of only 0.01%, could lead to more than 7000 infections and $183.4 million in medical costs and lost productivity.
May 13 2017
Three water rides at UK theme parks reopen after safety review
The family has requested that the river rapids ride remain closed until the inquiry has concluded and the full facts established. Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor have reopened similar water-based white knuckle rides.
May 12 2017
South Korea to send special envoys on THAAD, DPRK to China
A phone conversation between Moon and US President Donald Trump on Wednesday night also touched on the Korean Peninsula. Japan has repeatedly insisted the agreement is irreversible despite the protests of now-elderly former "comfort women".
May 12 2017
Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russian Federation
Spicer described Yates, who was an Obama appointee, as "someone who is not exactly a supporter of the president's agenda". But Yates declined to answer the same question, saying that her answer would require her to reveal classified information.
May 12 2017
Markelle Fultz: NYK also expected to get meeting with Fultz
In large part, this is the first opportunity for the teams to interact with the individual prospects personally. Neither guard, however, will be participating in the Combine's 5-on-5 games.
May 12 2017
Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams officially join Fox's New Mutants
Learn all about the insane comic book history behind X-Men: Dark Phoenix too! Casting is also underway for Moonstar and Sunspot. Her powers are Portal incarnate, she can teleport around the Earth via "Limbo" using what is described as "teleportation discs".
May 12 2017
WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement denied by NFL
December 27, 2013 - Gordon gets named to the Pro Bowl on the strength of leading the league with 1,646 receiving yards. BREAKING (but not really): Josh Gordon's application for reinstatement into the NFL has been denied by the league.
May 10 2017
Fireworks Oreo: Company rolls out explosive new limited edition cookie
In 2018, the company will produce and sell three finalist flavors, and the top victor gets $500,000 and a trip to NY . Some ideas already floating around online are orange soda Oreos and Sriracha flavored Oreos.
May 10 2017
Baylor Women's Golf in Fifth Place at Athens Regional
Anna Pool of Central Oklahoma, which is four shots off the lead, is the top individual through 18 holes, tied with Concordia-St. She is among a four-way tie for 77 place, as the Fréjus, France native was one of six individual competitors in the field.
May 09 2017
Chicago police issue bulletin on gangs, high-powered weapons
Before Tuesday, the last time a Chicago police officer was shot was November 27 in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. In February, the Tribune reported that gangs in Back of the Yards and Brighton Park were increasingly using rifles.
May 08 2017
TJ Rivera, Mets rally for 8-7 win over scuffling Marlins
Despaigne, who came within four outs of a no-hitter against the Mets three years ago, needed 38 pitches to get through the first. Ichiro Suzuki, at age 43, hustled down the first-base line to avoid a double play on his fourth-inning grounder to shortstop.
May 13 2017Alonso's McLaren breaks again, Mercedes soars in practice
May 13 2017Helicopter crew warns paddle-boarders about nearby sharks
May 12 2017North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief sees quick decision on joining anti-IS coalition
May 12 2017Banks hit hard to fund increase in Australia's spending
May 12 2017Ex-US NSA Michael Flynn ordered to hand over Russia probe documents
May 11 2017Trump Says Nafta Deal With Canada, Mexico, Is 'Very Possible'
May 10 2017U.S. will arm Kurds fighting IS in Syria, says Pentagon
May 09 2017College football adds early signing period
May 08 2017J&K: Militants give gun salute to slain associate at funeral
May 08 2017Texas governor signs ban on so-called 'sanctuary cities'
May 13 2017Android Auto gets little update, hints new experimental Home Cards
May 12 2017NHL Playoffs: Penguins take 2-0 lead over Capitals
May 12 2017Trump signs cyber security executive order
May 12 2017BT chief loses bonus after Italian scandal
May 11 2017Vehicle accelerates during auto auction, killing at least 2
May 10 2017Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin will deliver
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May 10 2017Woman thrown in pool says, 'Nobody should have to go through that'
May 10 2017Not all students pelt stones, says Mehbooba Mufti as kids clash
May 10 2017Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record
May 09 2017Trump to announce federal court nominees
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