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Zika epidemic no longer an international emergency

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Geneva - David Heymann, president of the emergency committee from the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that the Zika virus epidemic, which has affected 75 countries, is no longer an international emergency.

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Study confirms link between Zika virus and microcephaly

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LONDON - 1 in 100 women infected with zika virus during the first trimester of pregnancy runs the risk of the fetus developing microcephaly, according to a study published in the journal "The Lancet".

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ZIka vaccines might arrive too late

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Ginebra - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned today that the vaccine against Zika virus might arrive to late to have a real impact on the current epidemic going on in Latin America.

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Zika virus outbreak could be possible in Puerto Rico

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Marga Parés Arroyo

The CDC has announced that given the climate conditions in Puerto Rico there could be a zika virus outbreak in the near future.

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Lack of resources to treat rabies in humans in Puerto Rico

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Every year there are cases of rabies in humans in Puerto Rico, but there are not resources to treat or prevent the spread of the disease.

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Puerto Rican works with several NGOs on HIV in Latin America and Puerto Rico

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Jessica Ríos Viner

Carlo André Oliveras Rodríguez, works in public health with HIV patients in Latin America and Puerto Rico.

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The relationship between phone anntennas and human health

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Abraham Ruiz García

This article summarizes several articcles that have studied the correlation between the exposure to cell phones towers and the risk to develop cancer. Although several studies suggests that the number of people developing cancer is related to the proximity to a cell phone tower, in Puerto Rico there are no regulations about where is the less dangerous to place these towers,

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