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.
Widespread outbreaks of mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Caribbean and Latin America prompted Jamaica’s health ministry to counsel women on delaying or postponing pregnancy in fear of Zika-linked neurological defects in babies.
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.
The very first case of Zika has been confirmed in the United States this year, the CDC reported.
Health officials have confirmed the first case of Zika on the island of Puerto Rico.
The Chikungunya virus can lead to more deadly side effects than experts expected, a new study reported.
California health officials reported that the West Nile virus has killed 28 people within the state so far in 2015.
Researchers have discovered a new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly virus in the Los Angeles region, officials said Wednesday.
A mosquito-borne illness, arrived less than a year ago in Americas is spreading across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, according to a new report.
Even though the Ebola outbreak in Africa is one of the worst ones to occur in years, there are many viruses that are more deadly than Ebola.
According to the early results from a phase I trial, a vaccine for the chikungunya virus could be available over the next five to 10 years.