Posts Tagged Zika virus

Singapore confirms two new cases of Zika virus

UNTV News   •   March 30, 2017

Singapore has confirmed two cases of locally transmitted infections of the Zika virus in a northeastern part of the city state, the National Environment Agency said on Wednesday, describing it...

Yellow fever vaccine advised for travel to Brazil’s Rio, Sao Paulo states

UNTV News   •   March 23, 2017

The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that travelers to rural areas in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo get yellow fever vaccinations, as Brazil works to...

Zika ebbing in Latin America but vigilance needed: WHO

admin   •   February 3, 2017

Brazil and Latin America are recording lower numbers of Zika infections than last year, but all countries must remain vigilant against the virus which can cause birth defects, the World...

Brazil-type Zika confirmed in Africa for first time: WHO

admin   •   May 23, 2016

“The findings are of concern because it is further proof that the outbreak is spreading beyond South America and is on the doorstep of Africa,” said WHO’s Africa director Matshidiso...

Bacteria blocks mosquitoes from transmitting Zika: Brazilian study

admin   •   May 5, 2016

Infecting mosquitoes with a strain of bacteria known as Wolbachia significantly reduced their ability to transmit the Zika virus, Brazilian researchers said on Wednesday, raising hope for this biological method...

Puerto Rico Zika cases now include 65 pregnant women, one death: CDC

admin   •   May 2, 2016

Health officials on Friday confirmed the first U.S. death of a patient infected with the Zika virus in Puerto Rico. The man, who was in his 70s, died from severe...

White House urges Congress to move on Zika funding

admin   •   April 27, 2016

Two senior Obama administration officials wrote congressional leaders on Tuesday to urge legislation be passed to fund the fight against the Zika virus, as concerns mount the United States will...

Chilean authorities find Zika mosquito for first time in decades

admin   •   April 20, 2016

Health authorities in Chile have for the first time in decades found a specimen of the mosquito species responsible for spreading the Zika virus and say more are likely to...

Brazil’s confirmed, suspected microcephaly cases fall to 4,949

admin   •   April 13, 2016

The number of confirmed and suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil associated with the Zika virus declined for the second week to 4,949 in the week through April 9, from...

U.S. scientists develop mouse model to test Zika vaccines, drugs

admin   •   March 29, 2016

U.S. scientists have identified a genetically modified strain of mice that develop Zika, an important tool needed for testing vaccines and medicines to treat the virus that is rapidly spreading...

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