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September 30, 2016
September 30, 2016

NZ skipper Williamson quarantined after virus

Skipper Kane Williamson is quarantined from his team-mates after going down with a virus which ruled him out of the second Test against India.

June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016

McIlroy pulls out of Olympics over Zika virus

Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the Olympic Games in Rio because of concerns about the Zika virus.

June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016

Rio state declares financial emergency

Rio de Janeiro's governor declares a state of financial emergency and requests federal funds to help fulfill obligations for public services during the Olympics that start August 5.

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

'Super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues

Scientists find dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on August 5.

May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016

Australia briefed on Zika virus

Australia captain Steven Smith and his team have been warned about risks associated with the Zika virus ahead of their tour of the West Indies next month.

May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016

Extra-strong condoms for Aussie Olympic team

Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials say on Monday.

March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016

First case of Zika found in 2014

Medical researchers in Bangladesh have detected the first case of Zika virus, ringing alarms for the authorities to take strong preventive measures at the early stage.

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.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016
USA

Brazil's Rousseff vows to win Zika 'war'

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vows to "win the war" against the Zika virus, but some experts criticized her government's response and warned the Olympics could fuel the disease's spread.

June 6, 2015
June 6, 2015

A blood test can tell every virus you've ever had

Researchers develop a new test that can detect every known human virus that currently or previously infected a person from a single drop of blood.