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→
Mathematical projections suggest about 93.4 million people may catch the virus – including some 1.65 million pregnant women – before the epidemic fizzles out, a team reports in the journal Nature Microbiology
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 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→
The experts will also review progress in the development of Zika diagnostics and vaccines
PARIS, France (Apr. 24, 2016) — Some 600 disease experts from 43 nations will gather in Paris on Monday, April 25, to pour over scant but increasingly worrisome data emerging about the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and threatening the world.
Mosquito-borne Zika is present in 130 countries and recent studies have shown it can also be transmitted sexually between human carriers
BOGOTA, Colombia (Apr. 24, 2016) — Nearly 72,000 cases of Zika have been reported in Colombia since October 2015, with almost 13,000 occurring in pregnant women, although the country is going through a decline in outbreaks, health authorities said Saturday, April 23.