Tag : Zika Virus

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Pregnancy  5 March '16

New Study Strengthens Link Between Zika Virus And Microcephaly In Babies

Although not yet completely proven, the connection between Zika virus and microcephaly has been made much clearer by a new study.

Google Updates Its Logo

Health/Nutrition  4 March '16

Internet Giant’s Charity Arm, Google.org to Help Unicef in Fighting Zika

Google announced that it's working with Unicef in their effort to track the spread of Zika Virus. The company will also donate $1 million to support the program.

Close-Up Of Mosquitoes

Health/Nutrition  3 March '16

First Recorded Zika Infected Woman in New Hampshire, Acquired the Virus through Sexual Contact

New Hampshire recorded its very first Zika virus case with a woman victim. However, she was not bitten by a carrier mosquito.

Zika virus studied at laboratories

News  3 March '16

Zika Virus Outbreak News: First Cases Reported In South Australia and Cuba

Cuba and South Australia have reported their first cases of Zika virus infection.

Sao Paulo Lab Produces Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes To Combat Zika Virus

Health/Nutrition  2 March '16

Getting Infected With the Zika Virus Might Increase Your Risk of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

A new research found that the Zika virus might also cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome to infected individuals.

Zika virus studied at laboratories

Health/Nutrition  2 March '16

Zika Virus Linked To Guillain-Barre Syndrome Development, According To Research

There might be another reason to fear Zika virus -- a rare condition that could lead to paralysis and death.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: 6 Months to Go Press Conference

Health/Nutrition  28 February '16

CDC: Pregnant Women Should Reconsider Attending 2016 Rio Olympics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised pregnant women to forgo this year's Summer Games to lessen the cases of birth defects in newborn babies.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Pregnancy  26 February '16

Zika Virus In The US: CDC Reports Abortions, Miscarriages and Microcephaly Among Zika-Infected Mothers

Learn more about the latest news on Zika virus in the U.S.

Sao Paulo Lab Produces Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes To Combat Zika Virus

Health/Nutrition  25 February '16

Zika Cases In The US Mostly Due To Sexual Contact, CDC Reveals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that most, if not all, Zika cases in the US have been sexually transmitted.

Zika Virus Outbreak

Health/Nutrition  24 February '16

Zika Virus Update: 2 New Counties Added An The List Of Affected Areas

Zika virus outbreak continually spread all throughout the Western Hemisphere reaching countries as far as Tanzania.

Pope Francis Attends His Saturday Jubilee Audience

Health/Nutrition  23 February '16

Pope Says Yes To Contraception For The Sake Of The Zika Virus

Pope Francis allows the use of contraception to places hit by Zika virus. Know the story here.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Health/Nutrition  23 February '16

Zika Outbreak News Update: Mosquito-borne Virus Now in 20 Latin American Countries; List Includes Popular Tourist Destinations

There are about 20 countries in total that have been affected by the Zika virus outbreak in the Latin American region and health experts say that the list could only grow longer.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: 6 Months to Go Press Conference

Health/Nutrition  22 February '16

Brazilians Still Enthusiastic For 2016 Rio Olympics Amid Zika Scare

Brazilians think the 2016 Rio Olympics will greatly help the country recover from its current economic recession.

Fighting Zika virus

News  19 February '16

WHO Confirmed Genetically Modified Mosquitoes May Be Used To Fight Zika Virus

In the world's fight against Zika, the World Health Organization confirmed that it may use genetically modified mosquitoes.

CDC, NIH Directors Testify At House Hearing On Zika Virus Epidemic

Parenting  17 February '16

Zika Virus News & Update: CDC Initiates Zika Testing For Pregnant Women

The U.S. government is distributing Zika virus tests for pregnant women to various health departments across the country. However, there could temporarily be a shortage of supply, as travelers constantly determine if they've contracted an infection that could pose high risks on a developing baby.

Dengue fever, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus.

Pregnancy  16 February '16

Why Men Should Worry About Zika Virus: Males Could Spread Disease Through Their Semen

Why it is time for men to worry about Zika? Know the answers here.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Health/Nutrition  15 February '16

Zika Virus Goes To Russia: First Reported Case Of The Virus In Russia

The feared virus linked to thousands of birth defects has arrived in Russia.

The Papal Conclave Day Two

Pregnancy  14 February '16

Zika Virus' Link To Birth Defects: Catholic Leaders Insist On Abortion And Contraception Ban Amidst Outbreak

The Catholic Church is not lifting the ban on abortion and contraception use amidst the Zika virus outbreak, which is linked to microcephaly in babies.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Parenting  13 February '16

Zika Virus' Link To Microcephaly: WHO Says It Could Be Proven Within Weeks

Zika virus' link to the birth defect might finally be confirmed in a matter of weeks.

Zika Virus Outbreak

News  11 February '16

Zika Virus Can Also Cause Eye Damage In Newborns

Latest study has found that the Zika virus does not only cause microcephaly, it can also lead to eye damage in newborn babies.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Infant  9 February '16

Zika Virus Effects: Infection Linked To Babies' Serious Eye Defects, According To Doctors' Findings

A new study shows that the Zika virus might not only cause brain defects but also eye defects in babies. Learn more here.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Pregnancy  9 February '16

Zika Virus Debate: Should Abortion Laws In Latin America Be Lifted?

The Zika virus has been linked to microcephaly in newborn babies. The debate rages on whether to lift abortion laws or not in Latin American countries.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Toddler  5 February '16

Miracle Baby Boy From Oregon Survives Microcephaly; His Progress Will Surely Inspire You

Doctors said Dylan, 2, would never be able to walk or communicate because he has microcephaly. But now, he can walk before he even reached his second birthday.

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