The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

FILE – In this Monday, May 17, 2010 file photo, Dr. Mansour Samadpour points out a growth of of salmonella in a petri dish at IEH Laboratories in Lake Forest Park, Wash. The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options. In a press briefing on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 the U.N. health agency said its list is meant to promote the development of medicines for the most worrying drug-resistant bacteria, including Salmonellae and Staphylococus aureus. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

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Mosquitoes’ rapid spread poses threat beyond Zika

An Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in this March 6, 2016 file photo. Reuters/Alvin Baez/Files

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More than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

More Than 5,000 Pregnant Women in Colombia have Zika Virus: Gov`t

Pregnant women wait for a general routine checkup, which includes Zika screening, at the maternity ward of a hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala, January 28, 2016. Guatemala had registered 68 cases of Zika at the end of last month. But there are fears that number could increase dramatically. REUTERS/Josue Decavele

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Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika virus in Australia

The Zika virus has been linked to thousands of birth defects in Latin America and is transmitted through mosquitos Photograph: Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images

Queensland sees the first confirmed case of the virus in a pregnant woman in Australia since the World Health Organisation declared it a public health emergency

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First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

Tubes with the label ‘Zika virus’ are seen at Genekam Biotechnology AG in Duisburg, Germany, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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Africa, Asia vulnerable to spread of Zika virus: WHO

A health worker carries out fumigation as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at the cemetery of Carabayllo on the outskirts of Lima, Peru February 1, 2016. Reuters/Mariana Bazo

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