Medicine 3 February '17
A new Zika vaccine made mice and monkeys immune from the disease.
Body 6 December '16
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found some of the babies didn't show symptoms of microcephaly for months.
Health 4 October '16
Microcephaly is the most obvious indicator of Zika damage. The impairments, however, also include seizure-like activity, painful reflux and neurological impairments in a baby's motor skills, memory, language and social skills, among others.
Body 29 September '16
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.
Health/Nutrition 13 September '16
Zika virus attacks the brain and disrupts the process of its early development, that is why the head of a child shrinks and everything about the kid will not progress. It is a sad reality that many scientists are still striving to get the perfect solution.
Health/Nutrition 11 September '16
Babies infected by Zika virus have uncertain future because of the abnormalities happening and worsening as they will grow up. Some parents are even losing hope for a long life for their babies.
Medicine 10 September '16
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.
Health 7 September '16
Marco Rubio has boldly expressed that he is “strongly pro-life” and that all human life “should be protected by our law, irrespective of the circumstances or condition of that life." As an open criticicism, NARAL Pro-Choice America is paying $175,000 for a TV ad against Rubio's abortion stance.
Body 6 September '16
Singapore currently has 258 confirmed Zika cases. The majority of those infected in the city-state are living around the adjacent suburbs of Aljunied and Paya Lebar.
Health 2 September '16
There is a shortage of neurologists trained to care for babies with Zika-related brain damage, particularly in rural areas. Before the Zika virus outbreak, the United States is already in need of around 11 percent more neurologists than the ones currently operating in the country.
Health 31 August '16
Aside from microcephaly and hearing loss, babies infected with the Zika virus can also have eye defects and impaired growth. The Zika outbreak has already reached Florida in the United States, and in numerous countries and territories in the Americas.
Medicine 29 August '16
Canada has developed a new device touted to help the global fight against Zika virus. The device is capable of drastically destroying mosquito populations in just 21 days.
Health 15 July '16
The first baby in Texas with Zika-linked microcephaly has been born.
Health 7 July '16
A fraternal twin from Brazil is suffering from the terror of Zika Virus. They had their individual placentas upon birth and researches note this as the reason why Laura has microcephaly and her borther Lucas has none.
Body 4 July '16
10 new cases of Zika virus has been confirmed in Florida as the total number of Zika-linked cases all over the United States climb to 1,000.
Health 1 July '16
Zika virus is really not what you think it is. The reason? A new study recently showed that the notorious mosquito-borne virus could still affect babies who were not born with microcephaly or any birth defect associated with the virus.
Health 30 June '16
A baby born with Zika-related microcephaly has been born in Florida, the first for the state.
Body 30 June '16
Microcephaly is a common indicator of Zika damage in babies. However, experts recently found that brain defects, as well as vision and hearing problems, can be found in infants even though they have normal-sized heads.
Body 27 June '16
A team of researchers in Colombia has recently found that the assumed link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in actually nonexistent.
Travel 20 June '16
Though there's no local transmission of the virus in the U.S. yet, parents fear that their kids going to summer camps will be vulnerable against Zika-carrying mosquitoes. Camp administrators, however, claim that they will fight mosquito populations this summer.
Health 17 June '16
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.
Body 6 June '16
Public health officials believe that it's only a matter before the virus will spread in the United States and all over the world. That is if the Olympic Games will push through in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.
Health 2 June '16
The baby girl has microcephaly and abnormal eyes. Zika is transmitted by Aedes species mosquito carriers, and can be acquired through sex as well.