Zika virus

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'Why wait for it?' How to predict a pandemic
Strides are being made towards an open access atlas that could predict where dangerous animal-borne viruses will next appear

John Vidal

16, Sep, 2020 @8:32 AM

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Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO
Experts call for legislation and trade deals worldwide to encourage green recovery

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Jun, 2020 @5:01 AM

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Neil Ferguson: 20 years' experience with pathogen outbreaks
Workaholic whose departure from Sage is huge blow to Johnson standing on pandemic

Rajeev Syal

05, May, 2020 @8:48 PM

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The disease always gets a head start: how to handle an epidemic
Outbreaks such as coronavirus, Sars and Ebola have taught us communication is key, and that the world is only as strong as its weakest health system

Michael Safi

27, Jan, 2020 @2:20 PM

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People v mosquitos: what to do about our biggest killer
The long read: These tiny pests adapt so successfully to changing conditions that they have become humankind’s deadliest predator. We might soon be able to eradicate them – but should we?

Timothy Winegard

20, Sep, 2019 @5:01 AM

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Sewage, Zika virus – and the team in Brazil mapping disease hotspots | Dom Phillips
Volunteers in Salvador’s favelas are collecting data on deadly infections and inequality to help campaign for better sanitation

Dom Phillips in Salvador

02, Sep, 2019 @11:58 AM

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Venezuela crisis threatens disease epidemic across continent - experts
Collapse of Venezuela’s healthcare system could fuel spread of malaria across region

Sarah Boseley Health editor and Emma Graham-Harrison in Tumeremo

21, Feb, 2019 @11:30 PM

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Study of Brazil favela stricken by Zika shows dengue may protect against virus
Analysis of community where 73% of residents contracted Zika in 2015 offers new clues about epidemic

Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

18, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Lab-grown placentas 'will transform pregnancy research'
Cambridge team develops organoids or mini placentas to advance knowledge of stillbirth and pre-eclampsia

Ian Sample Science editor

28, Nov, 2018 @6:00 PM

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Zika: one in seven babies with mothers exposed to virus developed health issues
New study is first to examine health of children beyond birth after mothers were exposed to mosquito-borne disease

Jessica Glenza in New York

07, Aug, 2018 @6:53 PM

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Dengue fever outbreak halted by release of special mosquitoes
Insects unable to transmit viruses halted disease in Australian city – now scientists hope same technique could help tackle Zika and malaria

Sarah Boseley, Health editor

01, Aug, 2018 @4:00 AM

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Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil's 'invisible children'
Exclusive: families of thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders may get help for first time

Sarah Boseley Health editor

20, Jul, 2018 @10:13 AM

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