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Zika Virus Infection Increases Risk Of Dengue

Researchers have found that the zika virus infection can enhance the risk of severe dengue disease. The study, published in the journal Science, has important...

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Be Released By Florida

Sometime next year, genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the Florida Keys in an effort to combat persistent insect-borne diseases such as Dengue...

FDA Gives Market Authorisation For Zika Diagnostic Test

A Zika diagnostic test developed by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was newly granted market authorisation by the Food and Drug...

1bn People Could be Exposed to Dengue, Zika by 2080

Global warming could expose as many as a billion people to mosquito-borne diseases including dengue and Zika by 2080, says a new study that...

Fetal Microcephaly Not Found In The Zika Virus Strain Of Rajasthan

Zika virus strains linked to fetal microcephaly were not found in Rajasthan, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. Microcephaly is a birth defect in which babies are born with extremely...

Novel Vaccine Approach Proves Powerful Against Zika Virus

An experimental single dose vaccine against the Zika virus has proven to be powerful in mice, new research has found. The vaccine employs an uncommon...

Zika Virus May Cause Miscarriages, Stillbirths Without any Symptoms

Pregnancy loss due to Zika infections that do not show any symptoms may be a common but unrecognised cause of miscarriages and stillbirths, raising...

Study: Zika’s Effects on Newborns Persist Even in Adults

Scientists have discovered that Zika virus infection that can lead to birth defects and other complications such as seizures and long-term deficits in brain...

Anti-dengue Antibody Drug May Neutralize Zika Virus

Washington, Sep 26: An anti-dengue antibody-based drug could potentially protect a mother and her foetus from the deadly Zika virus as well, suggests new...

Indian Origin Scientist Part of the team that Developed Nanotechnology-based Test that quickly Detects Zika Virus

Scientists have developed a nanotechnology based test that can quickly detect the presence of the Zika virus in the blood The new test...

Zika Virus Infection may cause lasting Eye Diseases, also posing a wider Threat in Human pregnancies: Study

New York, May 26, 2017: Zika virus infection may cause lasting eye diseases and may be thus posing a wider threat in human pregnancies than...

Zika Virus can lead to paralysis, may also have serious adverse effects on Heart

New York, March 11, 2017: The deadly Zika virus, which is already known to cause birth defects and a neurological condition that can lead...

Amid Government Silence in Venezuela, Babies diagnosed with Microcephaly struggle to Survive

GUARENAS, VENEZUELA, November 1, 2016 — Deep inside a hilly Venezuelan slum, Ericka Torres rocks her three-month-old son Jesus to soothe his near-constant crying. Jesus was...

$18 Million Donation to Target Mosquito-borne Diseases like Zika in Colombia and Brazil

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2016: An international coalition of governments and philanthropic organisations has donated $18 million to fight Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. The money...

Florida Declares New Zika Transmission Zone In Miami After Five Local Cases

Miami, October 17, 2016: Florida officials have identified a small neighborhood in Miami that contains mosquitoes that have spread the Zika virus to humans. The area...

Evidence Mounting Zika Virus Causes Paralytic Disease

Guillain-Barre is a normally rare condition that affects the peripheral nervous system, the nerves in arms and legs that are responsible for sensation...

Older strain lurks since 1952, Zika virus heads for India: WHO Scientists

Zika virus was first discovered in a rhesus monkey in Uganda's Zika forest in 1947 and 4 years later, its first human case was...

Zika Congenital Syndrome spreading geographically, World Health Organization

GENEVA, 2 September,2016 — A World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee reports the threat of the Zika virus and its link with microcephaly or brain...

Pregnant Women infected with Zika Virus has doubled in US

Federal health officials say the number of women in the United States with the Zika virus has more than doubled, due to a change...

Zika virus data to be shared by global health communities

New Delhi: The leading global health bodies, on observing the outbreak of Zika virus, have committed to sharing the data of the same and...

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