microcephaly

August 19, 2018
August 19, 2018

Journey of Vietnam’s smallest student

Afflicted with a rare disorder, Dinh Van K’Re faced a life of struggle, until a kind teacher took him under his wing.

March 19, 2016
March 19, 2016

Panama reports Zika baby brain case

Panama registers a baby born with a brain disorder believed linked to the Zika virus, in what is thought to be the first such case outside Brazil in the current outbreak.

March 5, 2016
March 5, 2016

Evidence mounts linking Zika virus to birth defects

Evidence mounted linking Zika to the birth defect microcephaly, and the United Nations health agency set a review of travel advice related to the outbreak of the virus while US officials planned strategy to control mosquitoes that spread it.

March 2, 2016
March 2, 2016

Facts behind Zika virus alarm

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has since spread to many countries in the Americas.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

Zika outbreak will worsen before it gets better: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization warns that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief.

February 20, 2016
February 20, 2016

CDC, Brazil start big study to test Zika link to birth defects

US and Brazilian researchers are heading to João Pessoa in the state of Paraíba on Monday to recruit mothers and babies in one of the biggest government-led studies to understand whether the Zika virus is linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect.

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

Zika virus may hide in organs protected from immune system

The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off and possibly lengthening the timeframe in which it can be transmitted, top US experts say.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

Screening of travellers from Zika-affected areas at all ports

The government is to strengthen surveillance and screening of travelers coming into Bangladesh’s air, water and land ports coming from the countries affected by the Zika virus.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

For scores of women in the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Brazil, the joy of pregnancy has given way to fear.