Health authorities warn that 1 in 10 pregnant women with Zika infection had fetus or baby with birth defects.
One year after the mainland U.S. has reported its first Zika virus and still, it still lingers. Now, Angola in Africa reports two new cases.
Texas confirmed a locally transmitted infection from the Zika virus, becoming the second state in the US to have mosquitoes that spread this infection.
For the last few days, Zika virus updates have seen valuable research on the effects of Zika on mice and the extent of the damage it wrought on developing fetal brain. Medical researchers are also suggesting is that Zika may become endemic in some regions particularly in the Americas.
A new study published in JAMA online links Zika virus to inherent vision loss among infected Brazilian newborns.
As Zika epidemic heightens in Latin America, debates over permitting abortions in cases of birth defects are mounting.
While virtually most, if not all, cases of Zika virus are mosquito-borne, a rare case of sexually transmitted Zika infection has been reported in Dallas, Texas
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.
Till last year, there was no confirmed case of the Zika virus in the western hemisphere, but it has at last made an entrance in the U.S.