Highlights / Zika

Health, International, Society

Zika highlights women’s health needs: doctors

The outbreak of the Zika virus and its link with birth defects highlight the need for full access to reproductive health services for all women, say obstetricians and gynecologists in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. The Zika virus is »

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New Zika warnings for Canadians

While the Zika virus is not circulating in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada has issued new precautions for Canadians. At this time of year, many Canadian take vacations in warmer places to escape the cold. Many visit the »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian lab to study zika and Canadian mosquitoes

A Canadian university is to study the potential of Canadian mosquitoes to acquire and transmit the Zika virus. Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario is the only academic institution in the country with a level-3 containment rating and an insectary. »

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No Zika in Canada, but travellers beware

Health authorities in Canada and the U.S. are warning pregnant women to reconsider travel to countries where the Zika virus is circulating, and they urge people who do go, to take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. While Zika »