The studies illustrate how the virus could invade the brain of a developing fetus and trigger complications
WASHINGTON, USA (May 12, 2016) — Experiments using lab mice show how the Zika virus travels through the bloodstream, multiplies in the placenta, and invades the brain of the developing fetus, stunting growth or causing death, researchers said Wednesday, May 11. Continue reading Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta→
An expert says the WHO’s new response unit would aim to use ‘all the lessons we’ve learned from the Ebola crisis’ to help quickly address Zika
GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 2, 2016) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday, February 2, it had created a global unit to respond to the Zika virus, voicing fears the disease blamed for a surge in birth defects in South America could spread across Africa and Asia.
Authorities say the 22-year-old Thai man is likely to have caught the same strain of the virus that has caused panic in countries such as Brazil and Colombia
BANGKOK, Thailand (Feb. 6, 2016) — A man has contracted the Zika virus in Thailand, officials said Tuesday, February 2, as a global alert intensifies over the mosquito-borne infection blamed for a surge in serious birth defects in South America.
This comes a day after the World Health Organization declared an international emergency over the mosquito-borne Zika virus, blamed for causing a surge in brain-damaged babies
PARIS, France (Feb. 2, 2016) — French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Tuesday, February 2, that it had begun research and development into a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, blamed for causing a surge in brain-damaged babies.
Health Secretary Janette Garin says stocks are limited worldwide and the government will only use theirs for ‘necessary’ cases
MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 2, 2016) — Health Secretary Janette Garin on Tuesday, February 2, said there are 1,000 kits available for testing Zika virus at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Muntinlupa City.