Canadian scientist Mark Wainberg dies at the age of 71
GENEVA, Switzerland (Apr. 14, 2017) — Canadian scientist Mark Wainberg – described as a “giant” of HIV science and who had recently been working on finding a cure for the condition – has died at the age of 71, UNAIDS said on Thursday, April 13. Continue reading Canadian giant of HIV research drowns→
Zika is usually no more harmful than a bad cold or mild flu, but global anxiety about the mosquito-borne virus has been driven by its probable link to microcephaly and GBS
GENEVA, Switzerland (Mar. 5, 2016) — A study published this week was the strongest piece of evidence yet that that the Zika virus causes the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome, but more research was needed, the UN said Friday, March 4.
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.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Feb. 28, 2016) — Colombia has registered 42,706 cases of people infected with Zika, including 7,653 in pregnant women, the country’s National Health Institute reported on Saturday, February 27.
Health authorities project that more than 600,000 people will be infected with the Zika virus this year in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (Feb. 21, 2016) — Colombia has now registered more than 37,000 cases of people infected with Zika, including more than 6,300 pregnant women, the country’s National Institute of Health reported Saturday, February 20.