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Thailand to crack down on Zika breeding spots

A worker fumigates drains and the gardens at a local housing estate where the latest case of Zika infections were reported from in Singapore on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

BANGKOK – Authorities in Thailand seeking to curb the growing number of Zika cases say they will criminally charge homeowners who fail to remove mosquito breeding grounds on their property. The Public Health Ministry announced it will revive a 1992 law allowing officials to order the removal of decorative ponds …

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Cyclospora outbreak sickens 51 in Canada

A photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view.

Public health officials in four provinces are trying to track an outbreak of the intestinal illness cyclosporiasis. A total of 51 cases of locally-acquired Cyclospora have been reported across Canada since May, with 44 in Ontario, four in Quebec, two in Alberta and one in British Columbia. A source of …

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HPV cancers on rise in the United States

Vaccines exist to prevent HPV, which is a common sexually transmitted infection.

The number of cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is on the rise in the United States, reaching nearly 39,000 each year, a government report said Thursday. The case estimate by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spanned 2008 to 2012, and was higher than the just …

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