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.
‘Most people who are infected with Zika are asymptomatic and therefore could not be identified during the screening process,’ says the Department of Homeland Security
WASHINGTON DC, USA (Feb. 12, 2016) — The United States will not specifically screen those entering the country for the Zika virus because so many of those infected do not have symptoms, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday, February 11.
WHO chief Margaret Chan calls for an emergency meeting on February 1 on the outbreak of the virus, which is blamed for the birth defect microcephaly
GENEVA, Switzerland (Jan. 30, 2016) — The Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and the region may see up to 4 million cases of the disease strongly suspected of causing birth defects, the World Health Organization warned Thursday, January 28.
The world’s latest health scare is a seemingly minor illness that carries a killer wrapped inside
PARIS, France (Jan. 25, 2016) — The world’s latest health scare is a seemingly minor illness that carries a killer wrapped inside: Zika, the mosquito-borne virus sweeping Latin America, usually lasts less than a week, except when it derails a whole life.