Millions of people have hit Brazil's streets for the annual Carnival revelry despite ongoing worry about the Zika virus outbreak.
According to a US poll of more than 1500 people, the Zika virus is having an impact on their willingness to travel to Latin America.
More than 3100 pregnant women in Colombia have got Zika, the virus blamed in Brazil for causing thousands of babies to be born with birth defects.
Ecuador President Rafael Correa says he has fired the country's military leadership for allegedly overcharging the state by $US41 million.
Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said, prompting its...
US health officials have upgraded their advice on Zika, saying even pregnant women who have no symptoms should be tested on returning from affected areas.
Julian Assange is the victim of "evident political persecution", Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says.
Brazilians are rushing out to buy to buys cans of mosquito repellant amid fears about the Zika virus, causing a shortage of some brands on shop shelves.
Brazil has confirmed that a hospital patient with gunshot wounds became infected with Zika after multiple blood transfusions.
Brazil's health minister hopes improved testing should allow the country to get a better grip on the burgeoning Zika crisis.

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More than 2000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the Zika virus as the disease continues to spread across South America.
A vaccine for the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of infants, could be ready for emergency use before year-end, one of its...
More airlines and cruise operators are offering refunds or letting pregnant women change itineraries if they booked a trip to Zika-hit areas.
Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Castro says the country is "badly losing the battle" against the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits Zika.
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