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Zika virus is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus, transmitted by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti. Its name comes from the Zika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1947 Symptoms About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika). …

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The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) presented its final report to the WHO Director-General today, culminating a two-year process to address the alarming levels of childhood obesity and overweight globally. The ECHO report proposes a range of recommendations for governments aimed at reversing the rising trend of children aged under 5 years becoming overweight …

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Cancer is attributed to many possible causes such as lifestyle factors, exposure to chemicals and radiations, age, compromised immune systems and genetic factors. An estimated 39,000 new cases are reported each year in Kenya with 60% of those affected being younger than 70 years old. Depending on the type of cancer and how far it …

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