(MENAFN - AFP) Colombia said Friday that three people had died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre, the first time health officials have directly blamed the mosquito-borne disease for causing deaths.
"We have confirmed and attributed three deaths to Zika," said Martha Lucia Ospina, head of the National Health Institute.
(MENAFN - AFP) Colombia said Friday three people had died of complications of the Zika virus sweeping Latin America, as the UN urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.
In the first direct statements from government health officials blaming Zika for causing deaths, Colombia's National Health Institute (INS) said the patients died after contracting ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Argentina's new government has offered $6.5 billion to settle its long debt battle with "holdout" creditors, the government and a US mediator said Friday, declaring a breakthrough to the impasse.
The dispute and the US court case around it has roiled global sovereign debt markets while deeply hampering Argentina's ability to access international capital to ...
(MENAFN - AFP) A sharp selloff in New York led by the major tech stocks capped a day of losses on major global markets Friday.
US jobs data for last month, showing a fall in the unemployment rate to 4.9 percent and a gain in wages growth, sparked new worries that the Federal Reserve could decide to raise rates again as soon as March.
(MENAFN - AFP) US health authorities on Friday urged people to use condoms or refrain from sex if they live in or have traveled to areas where the Zika virus is circulating.
The new interim guidelines from the US Centers from Disease Control are aimed at pregnant women and their partners, and those of childbearing age who are concerned about Zika, a primarily mosquito-borne ...