Health officials recommend that all women of childbearing age should take a daily supplement of 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid.
During pregnancy, mothers are at a delicate stage and normally this would mean certain changes and limitations as far as their lifestyle is concerned. That would include proper dieting and nutritional intake among others but would-be fathers are not totally spared from such.
After a long study about Zika virus and its connection to microcephaly, it is now official that the virus is indeed causing the birth defect that affects the infant's brain, according to the health officials.
Brazil will be combating Zika by sterilizing the mosquitoes that transmit the virus with gamma rays.
The WHO is reporting that cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome are on the rise in five Latam countries.
President Barack Obama is asking Congress to set aside more than $1.8 billion to fund research for Zika.
With the ‘extraordinary’ surge of Zika virus infections, an emergency convention of WHO health experts finally declared Zika an international health emergency.
The Zika virus that has been spreading throughout the Americas could travel to Asia and Africa, the WHO said.
A zika vaccine could be available for emergency use before the end of 2016, a Canadian scientist said.
The Zika virus is "spreading explosively," the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.
President Barack Obama is calling for more research on the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has been linked to a birth defect.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika outbreak will most likely spread throughout the Americas with the exception of two countries.
The stomachs and liver can also protrude outside in some cases, CDC warns.
The CDC reported the link between the Zika virus and microcephaly is strong.
A new Canadian study found that two of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics for pregnant women do not increase their risk of birth defects.