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  • Athletes concerned about Zika before Rio Olympic test event February 13, 2016
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - International athletes set to compete in an Olympic diving test event in Rio de Janeiro next week have asked about risks linked to the Zika virus, but have not canceled participation because of the outbreak, one of the organizers said on Friday.
  • Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks: WHO February 13, 2016
    GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.
  • Brazil reports more microcephaly cases under investigation February 12, 2016
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's health ministry on Friday reported 4,314 suspected and confirmed cases of microcephaly, a birth defect causing an abnormally small head in newborns, up from 4,074 cases on Feb. 2.
  • Michigan warning on Flint Legionnaires' outbreak came late February 12, 2016
    DETROIT (Reuters) - State officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to water system issues in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed.
  • Zika pushes 38 percent of U.S. businesses surveyed to let workers defer trips February 12, 2016
    (Reuters) - Some 38 percent of U.S. multinationals, universities and non-profits surveyed by an arm of the State Department are allowing female employees to defer travel or leave countries where the Zika virus has been reported.
  • U.S. agencies to study safety of artificial turf fields February 12, 2016
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. government agencies will team up to study whether artificial turf fields and playgrounds that use bits of recycled tires are exposing children to dangerous chemicals.

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