Asia Health Singapore Zika 

Men’s risk of sexually spreading Zika virus dissipates after first month

(Reuters Health) – Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects in unborn babies, can also be spread to a woman through sexual contact. But a new study suggests the risk may be limited to the first few weeks after symptoms appear in her male partner. “We are going to be reevaluating our guidance on sexual transmission of Zika based on this,” lead author Dr. Paul Mead of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a telephone interview. The CDC currently recommends that couples concerned about…

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Australia Murder Thailand USA 

American charged with manslaughter in Pattaya

PATTAYA: Police have charged an American who allegedly punched an Australian who died later in the resort town on Friday evening. While Jose Polanco Jr, 44, an American national, was at Ruby club on Pattaya 6 Road in Bang Lamung district, he saw Benjamin Robb, 43, an Australian national, argue with Roong-arun Sangsuwan, a Thai woman. Mr Robb then squeezed her neck and lifted her off the ground until her face turned blue, police said. At this point, Mr Polanco intervened and a dispute followed. Mr Polanco punched Mr Robb’s…

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