Zika outbreak

August 5, 2016
August 5, 2016

Zika vaccines show early promise

Three different ways of designing a vaccine have been shown to be completely protective against the Zika virus.

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears

The World Health Organization (WHO) plays down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics to be postponed.

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 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 27, 2016
February 27, 2016

Rio Olympics to charge teams for mosquito screens to prevent Zika

The organising committee for the August Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said it will charge national delegations to have mosquito screens on athletes' rooms.

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 11, 2016
February 11, 2016

'Strongest evidence yet' of effect of Zika virus on babies

One of the US's most senior public health officials has revealed the "strongest evidence to date" of the effect on babies of the Zika virus.

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

S America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

South American health ministers hold an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a "nightmare" by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies.

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.