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14 Jun 2017 description

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Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes serious brain abnormalities and/or microcephaly and has been associated with other severe birth defects. Local transmission of Zika virus was reported in U.S. territories in 2016.

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19 May 2016 description

Fundación Bill y Melinda Gates proporciona fondos esenciales para prevenir el virus del Zika

Atlanta/Washington, D.C., 18 de mayo de 2016—La educación de las comunidades y la capacitación de las mujeres sobre cómo prevenir la transmisión del virus del Zika son el centro de un nuevo esfuerzo de colaboración de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y la Fundación CDC, dirigido principalmente a las embarazadas en los territorios de Estados Unidos y en los países de las Américas.

19 May 2016 description

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provides critical funding for Zika prevention

Atlanta/Washington, DC, May 18, 2016—Educating communities and empowering women on how to prevent Zika virus transmission is the focus of a new collaborative effort by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the CDC Foundation, aimed mainly at pregnant women in U.S. territories and the Americas.