Zika Virus

Zika fears keep Dustin Johnson away

World number two Dustin Johnson, who won his first major title at the US Open Golf Championship in June, will not play in the Rio Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus.

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.

July 9, 2016
July 9, 2016

Zika fears keep Dustin Johnson away

World number two Dustin Johnson, who won his first major title at the US Open Golf Championship in June, will not play in the Rio Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus.

June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016

Body parts wash ashore next to Rio Olympic venue

Parts of a mutilated body wash up on the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, just meters (yards) from where beach volleyball athletes will compete in the upcoming Olympics.

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

Day pulls out over Zika fears

World No.1 golfer Jason Day of Australia says he is withdrawing from the Rio Olympic Games over the threat of the Zika virus.

June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016

Golfer pulls out of Olympics due to Zika

South African Branden Grace joins a growing list of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics on Friday due to concerns about the Zika virus.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Long jump champ freezes sperm over Zika fears

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford decides to freeze his sperm because of fears about the Zika virus at this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

IOC: Olympic games will go ahead despite Zika

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says that it sees no need to cancel, delay or move the Rio Olympic Games because of the Zika virus threat.

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Scientists raise fear of higher Zika risk

The mosquito-borne Zika virus may be even more dangerous than previously thought, scientists in Brazil say.

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

Zika virus: 2.2 billion people in 'at risk' areas

More than two billion people live in parts of the world where the Zika virus can spread, detailed maps published in the journal eLife show.

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

Zika virus in Bangladesh

According to the state minister for health, one case of Zika virus was found in Bangladesh in 2014. This is alarming news.