Tag : Chikungunya

Health Workers Test And Spray For Mosquitos As Texas Prepares For Zika Virus

Body  29 September '16

Tracking & Detection Of Zika Virus Outbreaks & Symptoms Made Easy By Smartphone App Kidenga

A new smartphone app that helps track and detect Zika virus outbreaks and symptoms has been developed in the University of Arizona. The app is "a community-based disease detection system" that is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Protesters Demonstrate During The Republican National Convention

Medicine  10 September '16

Zika Virus In Florida: Miami Beach Completes Insecticide Spraying Against Mosquitoes After Public Protests

The predawn spraying of the insecticide naled against Zika-carrying Aedes mosquitoes was carried out on Friday morning by small planes. Officials are also spraying pesticide and larvicide on the ground in areas where mosquito populations flock.

National Primate Research Centers Study Zika Virus

Medicine  7 July '16

Potential Zika Virus Vaccine: French Pharma Firm & US Army Has Come Up With The Most Advanced In Development To Combat The Virus

Sanofi and WRAIR's Zika virus vaccine is considered as one of the most developmentally advanced vaccine of its kind after it produced positive results in mice. Human testing could begin as early as October 2016.

World's Largest Mosquito Factory Aims To Prevent Zika

Body  6 July '16

Mosquito Bites More Common In Pregnant Women, Alcoholics, and Physically Active People

Four types of people are more susceptible to mosquito bites. That includes pregnant women, people with Type O blood, alcoholics and individuals who are physically active.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  17 June '16

Zika Virus Doesn’t Give Microcephaly To Babies In The Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

If you got infected with the Zika virus during the third trimester of your pregnancy, chances are you wouldn't have a baby with microcephaly. Other birth defects associated with Zika, however, are still possible.

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

Health  25 April '16

Zika Virus Prevention Update: Billboards That Kill Mosquitoes Installed In Brazil

Here's an innovative way to kill more mosquitoes and prevent Zika spread.

Brazilian Fabiana Alves holds her newbor

Health/Nutrition  29 December '15

Zika Virus Poses A Serious Threat Brazil’s Newborns; Virus Has Already Reached The United States

A new disease, the Zika virus, has spread in Brazil and has affected a large number of newborns causing microcephaly among other conditions.

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