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The Wider Image: Venezuelan children express hunger in drawingsBy Daniel Kai CARACAS (Reuters) - When children at a Catholic-run school in a poor neighborhood of Venezuela's Caracas capital began fainting from hunger, teachers asked them to draw or describe their most recent meals and what they expected to eat next. The drawings and texts at the Padre Jose Maria Velaz school in western Caracas are another symptom of the oil-rich South American nation's deep economic crisis and its effects on nutrition and eating habits. Due to the faltering socialist economy and the plunge in global oil prices, Venezuela has been in recession since early 2014.


The brain-damaging disorder microcephaly, linked to the Zika virus, can lead to stillbirth or severely disabling birth defectsTens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of the outbreak sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers said Monday. Mathematical projections suggest about 93.4 million people may catch the virus -- including some 1.65 million pregnant women -- before the epidemic fizzles out, a team reported in the journal Nature Microbiology. Among women in a high-risk early term of pregnancy, anything between one and 13 percent have foetuses develop microcephaly or other Zika-related complications, said the multidisciplinary research team from the United States, Britain and Sweden.


BOGOTA (Reuters) - The epidemic of the Zika virus has officially ended in Colombia, the country's vice health minister said on Monday, ten months after the mosquito-borne illness arrived in the Andean nation. The disease, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says can cause devastating birth defect microcephaly, has infected nearly 100,000 Colombians and caused 21 cases of microcephaly. British experts say the outbreak will take two to three years to burn out. (Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb)
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants to extend a price brake for drugs covered by statutory health insurance for five years beyond 2017, stretching out the measure introduced in 2009, a draft law seen by Reuters shows. The health ministry estimates savings from the extension will amount to between 1.5 and 2.0 billion euros ($1.65-2.19 billion), ministry sources said. Under the draft law, the government in Germany, Europe's biggest market for medicines, also wants to lower prices of newly launched drugs within the first 12 months if sales are greater than 250 million euros. ...
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain has recorded its first case of a baby born with the microcephaly birth defect associated to the Zika virus, health authorities said on Monday. The mother had been diagnosed with the virus in May and had decided to keep the baby, a spokeswoman for the regional health authorities of Catalonia, where the baby was born, told Reuters. (Reporting by Carlos Ruano, writing by Julien Toyer; Editing by Alison Williams)