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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 05:44 PM EST

Zika Will Spread Like Chikungunya: CDC

Zika Will Spread Like Chikungunya: CDC

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking towards a virus in Puerto Rico to track how Zika may spread, NBC News reported. The CDC says Zika is spreading the same way as chikungunya, a...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 04:03 PM EST

Chipotle Urges Workers to Stay Home If They're Sick

Chipotle Urges Workers to Stay Home If They're Sick

Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. The...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 05:17 PM EST

US Athletes Worried About Zika Told to Skip Rio: Report

US Athletes Worried About Zika Told to Skip Rio: Report

The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations on a January conference call that athletes and staff worried about contracting the Zika virus should consider not going to the 2016 Rio Olympics...

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 07:10 PM EST

NY Gov. Cuomo to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

NY Gov. Cuomo to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining other states that have acted against what's known as gay...

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 02:51 PM EST

Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil

Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil

Fears over the Zika virus are reopening the debate over abortion in Brazil, where the procedure is illegal under most cases, NBC News reported. Brazilian bishops opposed a petition seeking to expand abortion...

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 09:00 PM EST

CDC Issues Updated Zika Guidelines

CDC Issues Updated Zika Guidelines

A Brazilian health official warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as global measures mounted Friday against the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects.

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