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Thailand confirms first Zika-related microcephaly cases
Thailand has reported its first confirmed cases of Zika-related birth defects.
Zika spraying goes ahead in Miami despite protests over insecticide-use
Planes have completed an aerial spraying for mosquitoes carrying Zika in Miami, despite protests over the insecticide’s possible harmful effects.
WHO warns zika virus more resilient and spreading fast
In Asia Singapore had the first confirmed local transmission of the zika virus, back in August.
Zika spreads in Malaysia
Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman has contracted Zika.
'Use a condom or avoid sex for 6 months after visiting Zika areas'
The World Health Organisation has advised that anyone returning from areas affected by the Zika virus should practice safe sex for at least six months.
Dozens more Zika cases identified in Singapore
Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.
Zika virus spreads to Miami Beach
US health officials in Florida now say that mosquitos bearing the deadly Zika virus have spread to Miami Beach beyond their initial identified “transmission area” of…
Zika cases in Miami Beach bring new warning for pregnant women
Confirmation that the Zika virus has infected several people in Miami Beach has led US authorities to warn pregnant women not to travel to the Florida resort’s affected…
Does the Zika virus really threaten the Olympic Games?
Fears that athletes will contract the Zika virus at Brazil’s Olympic Games won’t go away.
Fight to combat Zika stepped up in Florida as new cases reported
Authorities in Florida were increasing their efforts to combat the Zika virus on Wednesday after another local case was reported in Miami, bringing the total to…
Pregnant women warned against Miami travel as more Zika cases detected
Pregnant women are being warned not to travel to Miami in Florida after another 10 Zika cases were identified.
Spain says Europe's first Zika microcephaly birth confirmed in Catalonia
Europe’s first Zika microcephaly birth has been confirmed in Spain.
Microsoft designs smart mosquito trap to track Zika
Researchers are testing a smart mosquito trap they hope will help better track the spread of the Zika virus.
WHO advises two months of safe sex for Zika prevention
The World Health Organisation is advising anyone who has traveled to any country with a current outbreak of the Zika virus to wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a b
Zika virus: WHO rejects demands to move Rio Olympics
The World Health Organization has rejected demands for this summer’s Rio Olympics to be moved or postponed due to the Zika virus.
WHO confirms first case in Africa of Brazilian-strain of Zika
The Brazilian strain of the Zika virus has been found for the first time in Africa.
Brazil will be ready for Olympic Games despite Zika, says minister
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the mosquito-borne virus Zika . Margaret Chan noted that
Rio's mayor says Zika 'not a big issue' ahead of Olympics
With this year’s Olympic Games just around the corner, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor is trying to dampen down fears over the Zika virus. Eduardo Paes says
Australian Olympic athletes to receive Zika proof condoms
Australian athletes at this summer’s Rio Olympics will be supplied with condoms which offer “near complete” protection against the mosquito-borne
Panama babies born with microcephaly linked to Zika
The health ministry in Panama has confirmed the birth of four babies with microcephaly.
US Health experts confirm Microcephaly link with Zika virus
Confirmation of link between microcephaly and Zika Questions remain unanswered Report could refocus efforts on a vaccine After weeks of study
US health officials warn of mass Zika virus infections in Puerto Rico
There is concern that hundreds of thousands of people on the US island territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with the Zika virus this year
Cuba reports first Zika case contracted in the country
A 21-year-old woman living in Havana has become the first Cuban to contract the Zika virus having never been overseas. Cuba’s four previous cases all
Evidence mounts of link between Zika and underdeveloped brains in babies
Further evidence has come to light linking the mosquito-borne Zika virus to the the birth defect known as microcephally, whereby babies are born with
New research says Zika "could spark" Guillain-Barré syndrome
A new study by a French scientists suggests the Zika virus might cause a debilitating neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. It comes
Problems mount for Rio Olympic organisers as human arm reportedly found in sailing venue
Concerns over Rio’s Olympic preparations are set to top the agenda at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) meeting on Tuesday, after a severed