Zika fever

Zika more risky at higher temperature

The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say.

February 7, 2016
February 7, 2016

'3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus'

Over 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos says.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

Zika more risky at higher temperature

The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say.

February 3, 2016
February 3, 2016

Vulnerable Asia fears Zika outbreak

Densely packed slums, rampant mosquitoes and a history of rapidly spreading infections make Asia particularly vulnerable to the devastating Zika virus, posing a massive challenge for the region, health experts warn.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Emergency team for 'explosive' Zika

The World Health Organization sets up a Zika "emergency team" after the "explosive" spread of the virus.

November 29, 2015
November 29, 2015

Brazil links Zika fever to birth defects

The Brazilian health ministry has confirmed a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.