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India confirms first Zika virus cases – WHO

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ZIKA VIRUS. Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. File photo by Nelson Almeida /AFP

The World Health Organization says the cases ‘suggest low transmission of Zika virus’ in India

NEW DELHI, India (May 28, 2017) —  The Indian health ministry has confirmed its first cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, the latest nation to be affected by the mosquito-borne virus that sparked global concern. Continue reading India confirms first Zika virus cases – WHO

19 Zika cases in PH as experts tackle national action plan

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Health officials report two new cases of the virus in Cavite

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 28, 2016) — Health experts in a summit Friday, October 28, discussed the Philippines’ action plan against the Zika virus, as two new cases were reported by the health department.  Continue reading 19 Zika cases in PH as experts tackle national action plan

2 more people tested positive for Zika virus in Iloilo City

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Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial: ‘All 3 cases have since recovered from their very mild illness and did not require hospitalization’

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 13, 2016) — The Department of Health reported on Tuesday, September 13, that two more people in Iloilo City tested positive for Zika virus, based on results done at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).  Continue reading 2 more people tested positive for Zika virus in Iloilo City

What DOH is doing to deal with Zika, other public health threats

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The Department of Health says the agency’s P144-billion ($3.09 billion) proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 6, 2016) — The Health Department’s P144-billion ($3.09 billion) proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats.  Continue reading What DOH is doing to deal with Zika, other public health threats

US ties 4 Zika cases in Florida to local mosquitoes

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Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

Investigators have determined ‘a high likelihood exists’ that 4 suspected non-travel cases in Miami-Dade and Broward County ‘are the result of local transmission’

MIAMI, USA (July 30, 2016) — Four cases of Zika virus in Florida are likely the first to be transmitted locally by mosquitoes in the United States, officials said Friday, July 29, marking a new phase in the fast-growing pandemic.  Continue reading US ties 4 Zika cases in Florida to local mosquitoes

Zika crisis fueled by ‘massive policy failure’

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ZIKA OUTBREAK. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during the 69th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on May 23, 2016. Photo by Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

The World Health Organization’s Margaret Chan also warns that ‘failure to provide universal access to sexual and family planning services’ has exacerbated the crisis

GENEVA, Switzerland (May 24, 2016) — The spiraling crisis surrounding the Zika virus is due to decades of policy failures on mosquito control and poor access to family planning services, the World Health Organization said Monday, May 23. Continue reading Zika crisis fueled by ‘massive policy failure’

Brazil confirms mosquito as Zika vector

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ZIKA VIRUS. A view through a microscope shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus Zika, at a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia, April 26, 2016. File photo by Leonardo Munoz/EPA

Despite the fact that world health authorities have said for months that the mosquito species is the main vector for Zika, no Aedes aegypti carrying the virus had previously been found in the Americas

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (May 24, 2016) — Brazilian scientists said Monday, May 23, they have found the first hard evidence the Zika virus blamed for causing brain damage in hundreds of babies is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Continue reading Brazil confirms mosquito as Zika vector

The Link Between Zika and Climate Change

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Miriam Araujo holds her son Lucas, who was born with microcephaly, in Sao Jose dos Cordeiros, Brazil.
Researchers are beginning to tease out the environmental factors that play a role in helping the virus to spread

March 14, 2016 —Last year, a team of researchers made a surprising discovery: Aedis aegypti mosquitoes—the species that spreads West Nile Virus, dengue, chickungunya and, most recently, Zika—were Continue reading The Link Between Zika and Climate Change

US resident who visited PH tests positive for Zika

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ZIKA THREAT. The World Health Organization recently declared the virus a global health emergency.
Health Secretary Janette Garin assures the public that there is no cause for alarm as there is no epidemic

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 7, 2016) — A resident of the United States tested positive for the Zika virus after spending 4 weeks in the Philippines in January 2016, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday, March 6.

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Laos reports local transmission of Zika virus

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Laos joins a total of 41 countries that have reported local transmissions of the virus since the beginning the year

BANGKOK, Thailand (Mar. 5, 2016) — Laos is the latest country to report a local transmission of Zika virus, according to the World Health Organization, as fears mount over the mosquito-borne illness that has been linked to birth defects.

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