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At least 40 seemingly healthy howler monkeys have died in recent months — and scientists are worried it may be a sign they're suffering from one of the new diseases racing across the Americas, like Zika or chikungunya.
Joise Lopes, a farmer, says selling her produce directly to school meals programs has made a big difference in her income. “Oh god, this money is so good and it came at the right time,” she says.
Brazil's small farmers can now directly supply the country's school meals programs. It's been a big boost for local farmers, and it's helping the schools too.
tulane cooking
At Tulane University's Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, students are learning to pair nutrition with allopathic care — and other schools are catching on.
UM's Mario Stevenson (left) examines a new Zika virus detection test at his team's Miami lab.
President Barack Obama is getting out in front of the fight against the Zika. He's asked Congress for emergency funding to combat the mosquito-borne virus. The money could speed the development of a vaccine, and a much needed diagnostic test for Zika.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito: one of the mosquito species which has helped to spread the Zika virus globally
The Zika virus, which is believed to be connected to thousands of cases of microcephaly in Brazil, has been known for decades in East Africa. But its reputation there is very different.
Daniele Ferreira holds her son Juan Pedro at a rehabilitation center in Recife, Brazil, January 28, 2016. The baby was born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder that damaged his brain and also affected his vision, a condition associated with an outb
If you're confused about Zika, we get it. It’s confusing. But it's also serious — as the WHO declared today.
A baby born with microcephaly reacts to stimulus during an evaluation session with a physiotherapist at the Altino Ventura rehabilitation center in Recife, Brazil on January 28, 2016.
Take a deep breath, everyone.
Alessandro Gomes, who has microcephaly, has his head measured by a neurologist at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil, Jan. 26.
In a country with restrictive abortion laws, the Zika virus is changing the debate.
A health worker stands in the Sambadrome as he sprays insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus, in Rio de Janeiro. Inspectors are spraying the insecticide around the Sambadrome, the outdoor grounds where thousands of
Rio de Janeiro is a week away from its annual Carnival celebration and just months away from hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now it finds itself battling the spread of a the Zika virus and calming the throngs who are expected to come to Rio.
Geovane Silva holds his son Gustavo Henrique, who has microcephaly, in Recife, Brazil. Health authorities in the Brazilian state at the center of a rapidly spreading Zika outbreak have been overwhelmed by the alarming surge in cases of babies born with mi
The Zika virus is expected to spread across much of the Americas, but a vaccine is still years away.

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