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Calling in the big guns; National Guard troops assist in dengue fight | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

The quiet of Hawaiian Acres’ back roads was interrupted Monday morning by the steady beep-beep of a U.S. Army High Mobility Engineer Excavator driving back and forth across an open, slightly muddy space surrounded by ohia trees and ferns. 246 more words

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Lawmakers approve $1.27M for DOH vector control | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State lawmakers have agreed to boost funding for the Department of Health’s vector control branch as they try to take a more proactive approach to combating mosquito-borne diseases. 202 more words

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KHNL: CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects

By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday… 174 more words

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Scientists Reveal New Evidence Of Possible Zika Spread Beyond South America : NPR

Scientists now have evidence the Zika virus was spreading in South America long before health officials detected it. The findings suggest Zika could be hiding out in other corners of the world, and Southeast Asia may be the next region to see a big outbreak. 289 more words

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Testing underway after possible imported Zika case reported on Maui | KHON2

Officials said the patient was a resident who became ill while traveling in Latin America and fell ill upon return to Maui in February.

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Here's What We Know Now About Zika and Birth Defects

Zika virus is spreading, and scientists are growing more concerned about its link to an epidemic of brain defects known as microcephaly.

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Zika virus likely to cause paralysing Guillain-Barré syndrome | New Scientist

Blood from people affected by the 2014 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia provides the first evidence that the virus can make the immune system attack nerve cells… 235 more words

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