Brazil is now experiencing another mosquito-borne illness outbreak. Health officials confirmed that there are 47 cases of Yellow fever and 25 people have died.
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.
A widely-held theory that made fingers point at football fans for triggering the Zika outbreak was rejected in a new research work.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is ok for mothers living in Zika-affected regions to continue to breastfeed.
Brazil will be combating Zika by sterilizing the mosquitoes that transmit the virus with gamma rays.
A new study published in JAMA online links Zika virus to inherent vision loss among infected Brazilian newborns.
The Brazilian army will begin a door-to-door fight against the Zika virus on Saturday.
The U.S. Olympic Committee will be sending two disease specialists to the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics.
Members of the US national women’s soccer team received briefing on Zika virus outbreak before the start of the qualifying games for the upcoming Rio Olympics this summer.
As Zika epidemic heightens in Latin America, debates over permitting abortions in cases of birth defects are mounting.
New worrying report seems to suggest that Zika infections can be also transmitted through kissing but not all health experts agree.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika outbreak will most likely spread throughout the Americas with the exception of two countries.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) stated that it supports the new travel guidelines issued by the CDC in response to the Zika virus.
The first-ever US case of a baby born with brain defect linked to mosquito-borne Zika virus was reported in Hawaii but infection could have likely occurred in Brazil where the mother stayed last year prompting US health officials to issue a travel alert informing pregnant women to avoid visiting a number of Caribbean and Latin American countries and territories with high rates of serious birth defects caused by mosquitoes.
The CDC reported the link between the Zika virus and microcephaly is strong.
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