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$36 million assigned to fight zika virus in Puerto Rico

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Washington -  The United States Health Deparment announced the assigment of $36 million to expand the services offered to zika virus patients in 20 health centers around the Island. 

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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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Surgeon General's priority is to fight zika virus

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Gloria Ruiz Kuilan

The rapid dissemination of zika virus in Puerto Rico, is one of the biggest concerns for Vivek H. Murthy, the Surgeon General of the United States of America, and the main reason for his visit to Puerto Rico this week. Dr. Murthy emphasized the importance of collectively fighting the virus by taking preventive measures.

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Actions against zika need to be taken "now"

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Gloria Ruiz Kuilan

The epidemiologist, Brenda Rivera Garcia, declared that it is imperative to take colective "action" against zika due to the coming rain season, sitaution that could aggravate virus transmission. 

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Alarming rise of Zika cases

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Marga Parés Arroyo

A report from the Health Deparment informed that zika virus infections have risen to 4,437, representing 1,336 casos more than last week. 

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