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An outbreak of the virus is being blamed for thousands of babies being born in south America with abnormally small heads, or where the head stops growing after birth. The Zika virus is thought to have entered the country two years later in 2014. The findings were reported in a letter in Emerging Infectious Diseases published by the U.S.

His visit comes amid the ongoing IL state budget stalemate between the Democrat-controlled General Assembly and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner that has ended state funding for higher education - including UIS - and multiple social services.

Castro said the deaths possibly illustrated "comorbidity" caused by the virus and complications it may have caused in the patients. Zika can be transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, which is common in tropical climates but exists in low concentrations in Northern California.

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The term " Mardi Gras " - or "Fat Tuesday" - refers to Shrove Tuesday, the day before Catholics traditionally enter into the sacrificial season of Lent. Their black-and-white faces painted like skeletons were inspired by Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead. Their parade dates back to roughly 1910.

Contreras has ordered the State Department to provide a detailed explanation by Friday of why it failed to release the emails by the court's deadline last month. Contreras said at a hearing on Tuesday that he believes voters should have access to as many of Clinton's emails as possible. Clinton vehemently denied that report , calling it "an unsourced, irresponsible" claim without basis.

In southeast MA , the NWS says up to 18 inches of snow could fall from Monday morning through the evening. If you're looking for some good news, the weekend looks dry, but the coldest temps of the year will arrive as temps will be stuck near 20 as a daytime high.

Spokesman Farhan Haq says Ban Ki-moon believes that "women must have a meaningful way of controlling their own decisions on whether and when and how to be pregnant". "We know semen may have a large amount of viable virus for at least a short time after viral infection", Frieden said. He said the risk for acquiring Zika through insertive sex is still unknown and that it has not been conclusively established that the virus causes microcephaly.

Partly sunny, with a high near 11. West winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour , with gusts up to 35 miles per hour , will create risky wind chills and reduce visibility to as low as a quarter-mile at times. With wind chills this cold, frostbite can set in in as little as ten minutes. Make sure you cover ALL exposed skin, including your ears. "This weekend we will have to deal with the harshest weather of the winter season", said meteorologist Scot Haney.

The area in Iron County where Tackett's body was found is roughly 90 miles south of St. Louis. According to the Iron County Sheriff, foul play is not suspected in the death of the 3-year-old. "Three-year-old kid, that far away, opening up a van door. Three-years-old in a diaper". Somebody who spotted the body flagged down a searcher, police say.

As per a report, the company has confirmed that SMS tests were underway which could lead to the return of SMS in the Messenger app. According to a report by Engadget , " Facebook is trying to create new ways for people to communicate seamlessly with everyone".

Robert denied wrongdoing but refused to answer specific parliamentary questions after revelations he attended an event in Beijing to celebrate a deal involving Nimrod Resources, an Australian mining company headed by Liberal party donor Paul Marks.

The reshuffle comes as Hollande is seeking fresh political momentum 15 months before he seeks a second term. Meanwhile, Fabius, 69, is expected to take up a position as head of France's constitutional court, which ensures bills comply with the constitution.

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