Zika fever | The Daily Star
  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emergency team for 'explosive' Zika

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

  • 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.