mosquito-borne disease

First sexually transmitted Zika case detected in France

France has detected its first sexually transmitted case of Zika in a woman whose partner had traveled to Brazil, the epicentre of an outbreak of the virus, a senior health official says.

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Kissing unlikely to pass on Zika virus: researchers

Kissing is unlikely to pass on the Zika virus, which is harmless for most people but can cause severe brain damage in unborn children, a study with monkeys shows.

February 28, 2016
February 28, 2016

First sexually transmitted Zika case detected in France

France has detected its first sexually transmitted case of Zika in a woman whose partner had traveled to Brazil, the epicentre of an outbreak of the virus, a senior health official says.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Risk for Zika virus infection in Bangladesh low: Experts

Risk for Zika virus infection in Bangladesh is low as the countries affected by the mosquito-borne disease are far away, experts says.

January 24, 2016
January 24, 2016

Zika virus: Olympics plans announced by Rio authorities

The Rio de Janeiro authorities announce plans to prevent the spread of the Zika virus during the Olympic Games later this year.