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Myanmar health authorities struggle to prepare for Zika outbreak

November 20, 2016 9:40 am

The WHO Myanmar country head Dr Jorge M. Luna, warned Myanmar was likely to experience more cases of the mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly in the region.

New model helps predict Ebola, Zika by observing environmental changes

June 13, 2016 1:17 pm

Researchers used the locations of 408 known Lassa fever outbreaks in West Africa between 1967-2012 and the changes in land use and crop yields, temperature and rainfall, behaviour and access to healthcare.

US: University of Pittsburgh researcher accidentally self-injects herself with Zika virus

June 12, 2016 2:29 pm

The researcher has been positiviely diagnozed with Zika virus

Women living in Zika affected areas should consider delaying pregnancy: WHO

June 10, 2016 7:47 am

The UN body says that there are no other ways to stop the devastating effects of the virus

US Senate to negotiate with House for funds to fight Zika virus

June 09, 2016 8:34 am

The 93-2 vote paves the way for potentially tricky talks over how much money to provide and whether to pay for it with cuts elsewhere in the budget.

Zika virus may cause birth defects in thousand of babies: WHO experts

June 04, 2016 11:46 am

In an editorial published in a WHO bulletin, experts cautioned against the alarming and fatal ill-effects of the Zika virus.

'500 million people at risk of contracting Zika in Americas', say experts

May 04, 2016 2:16 pm

So far the number of countries and territories in the Americas reporting Zika virus transmission has increased to 37

Brazil: Zika outbreaks tops 91,000 cases

April 27, 2016 8:34 am

Between January 3 and April 2, 91,387 suspected cases of Zika were reported, with a disproportionate share (30,286) in the poorer northeast of the country, the Health Ministry said yesterday.

Research reveals Zika virus to be 'scarier' than anticipated

April 12, 2016 9:00 am

The first Zika virus vaccine is due to be available starting September this year


Zika virus: Heartwarming portraits of mother and child

February 19, 2016 5:40 pm

Portraits of Brazilian mothers and their children, born with microcephaly.