As Zika outbreak engulfs the Central American country of Honduras, the government responded by declaring a nationwide state of emergency in an effort to avert further infections from spreading.
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has begun deliberations on Monday to determine whether or not Zika should be declared a global health emergency.
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.
An NYT report describes two documented cases that provide evidence of the virus surviving in semen.
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.
In response to surging cases of Zika-caused birth defects abroad and in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued interim guidelines on recommended care for pregnant women potentially exposed to the mosquito-borne illness.
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.
Pregnant women who traveled recently to places infected by Zika are advised to undergo testing.
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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