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14,000 Used Needles at OC River Homeless Camps

Orange County found 13,950 used hypodermic needles left by evicted homeless people along the Santa Ana River, confirming public health concerns that led to the camps’ removal.

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Shock: 170 Zika Cases in California

170 cases of Zika virus infection have been confirmed in California alone in 2015 and 2016, as the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) warns travelers returning home from the Rio Olympics or other Zika-affected regions to take precautions to avoid spreading the virus.

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Zika Virus Reaches San Francisco

San Francisco health officials confirmed a case of the rapidly spreading Zika virus in their city on Thursday, the second case in the Bay area this week.

A Brazilian mother holds her baby daughter who is suffering from microcephaly, a birth defect that scientists say is linked to the Zika virus

Zika Virus Baffles World’s Health Leaders

Global health authorities and government officials are mobilizing to battle the fast-spreading Zika virus, sending rapid-response teams to affected regions, issuing travel warnings for pregnant women, accelerating vaccine trials and even deploying mosquito-fighting troops to hard-hit areas in Brazil.

Brochures with information about the Zika virus are seen on February 10, 2016, in Cali, Colombia

Florida Governor Declares Zika State of Emergency in 4 Counties

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency over the Zika virus threat in four counties on Wednesday, saying that he wanted state resources prepared for the possibility that Zika could begin spreading through Florida’s mosquito population.

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Two Zika Cases Reported in Ireland

Zika arrives in Ireland, with confirmation from the Health Service Executive that two travelers with a history of visiting the South American outbreak area have tested positive for the virus.

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Zika Threat In India: Doctors Race to Avoid Pandemic

There have not been any cases of the Zika pandemic reported in India yet, but health authorities are nervous for several reasons, not least of which is that India has already dealt with Zika in the past, logging some of the oldest known cases of infection.

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Brazil Says Zika Virus Outbreak Worse than Believed

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s top health official said on Monday that the Zika virus outbreak is proving to be worse than believed because most cases show no symptoms, but improved testing should allow the country to get a better grip on the burgeoning public health crisis.

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Asia: Singapore ‘Extremely Vulnerable,’ Russia on Alert for Zika Virus

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has governments on the other half of the globe panicking. From Singapore to Taiwan to Russia, governments are taking precautionary measures to stop the virus, which experts have linked to significant neurological defects in infants, from spreading out of tropical regions across the continent.

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Cyber-Attack May Have Taken Down Ukraine’s Power Grid

Security experts across the world are increasingly worried about the possibility of a cyber-attack that would target infrastructure – anything from communications and traffic control to electric power or utility services. Just such an attack is believed to have occurred on December 23 in Ukraine.

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Winter Vomiting Virus Explodes in California

California health officials announced this week that the state is seeing a excessive uptick in the number of “winter vomiting disease” or norovirus cases from prior years.

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