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.

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 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

Zika virus: Pregnant Queensland woman tests positive

A pregnant woman living in Queensland, Australia has tested positive for the Zika virus, say health authorities.

February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

Govt to bear treatment cost: Nasim

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim has urged people not to be panicked regarding the risk of Zika virus infection.

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016

Govt to bear treatment cost if anyone is found with Zika virus

If anyone is detected with Zika virus, the government will bear the cost of their treatment, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim says. Bangladesh government has taken all necessary steps to control the spread of the Zika virus, he tells reporters at the health ministry.

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 6, 2016
February 6, 2016

Colombia links Zika to rare nerve disorder deaths

Colombia says three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder. Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria said there was a "causal connection" between Zika, the Guillain-Barre disorder and the three deaths.

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Govt to guard against Zika

The government will strengthen surveillance at air, water and land ports across the country and screen travellers coming from countries affected by Zika epidemic.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

Screening of travellers from Zika-affected areas at all ports

The government is to strengthen surveillance and screening of travelers coming into Bangladesh’s air, water and land ports coming from the countries affected by the Zika virus.

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 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.