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Bacteria Genes Can Prevent Zika & Dengue Virus

Bacteria Genes Can Take Out Zika & Dengue Carrying Mosquitoes, Study Says

By Carrie Winters - Mar 01, 2017 05:30 AM EST

A new study by the researchers at the Yale and Vanderbilt University indicates that bacteria can wipe out mosquitoes wit Zika or dengue virus. This is a natural way in getting rid of the virus.

Families Face Challenges To Provide Care For Brazil's Zika Babies

Zika Virus: Looking Deeper Into Zika's Effects; Discovery Of Cure Underway?

By Maria Follet - Dec 25, 2016 05:26 AM EST

The threat of Zika Virus has not stopped and has continued shaking several countries today.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Zika Virus News, Update: Recent Studies On Mosquito-Related Virus More Confusing As Findings Drastically Differ

By Donna Belle - Dec 19, 2016 04:20 AM EST

This article highlights the drastic difference of the findings of recent studies on the Zika virus. It also tackles the possible reasons for the confusion and the urgency of developing clear and similar methodoligies of the studies.

Families Face Challenges To Provide Care For Brazil's Zika Babies

Even After Birth The Zika Virus Can Keep Growing In Infant's Brains [Report]

By Mohender - Dec 14, 2016 09:36 AM EST

According to a research in the United States, an evidence was found stating that there is a possibility of Zika virus replicating in fatal brains. This happens till seven months after the mother gets infected with the virus.

First Case Of Bird Flu Reported In Hong Kong

Undercooked Poultry Meat Can Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome

By Mary Lourd - Dec 12, 2016 07:41 PM EST

A new research found that undercooked chicken has a bacterium that can cause rapid weakness of muscles and immune system.

Zika Virus Found In Another Area Of Miami

WHO Ends Zika As Global Emergency

By Joyce Vega - Nov 22, 2016 05:00 AM EST

For two years, there has been a Zika Virus epidemic that alarmed the world. The outbreak caused World Health Organization (WHO) to declare public health emergency in February 2016. Just recently, WHO finally ends the declared emergency.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases welcomes new infection to its family

By Michael Davis - Nov 03, 2016 10:56 AM EDT

The world Health Organization has officially declared that Zika Virus can be transmitted through sexual intercourse.

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Zika Virus Infection Can Lead To Immunity, A Kansas University Study Confirms

By Tony Park - Oct 25, 2016 08:29 AM EDT

U.S. study confirms immunity gained by people who were previously infected with Zika virus. Two other studies corroborate the first study's findings.

Zika Virus Spreads In Singapore And Neighbouring Countries

2016 First Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in The Philippines

By Sky Selrach - Sep 06, 2016 09:15 AM EDT

The dreaded Zika virus has made its way to the Philippines. According to reports, the symptoms of the virus were noted in a 45-year old woman hailing from Iloilo of the central Philippines. This is the first case of the virus this 2016.

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Medical Breakthrough: First Zika Vaccine Is Ready For Human Trial

By Dipannita - Jun 22, 2016 07:02 PM EDT

Scientists around the world have been long trying to design a vaccine that could help control the menace spread of the Zika virus. The efforts made have been particularly substantial after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika outbreak as the public health emergency in February.

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Six Zika-infected Women Had Babies With Birth Defect So Far, CDC Reports

By Dipannita - Jun 17, 2016 12:14 PM EDT

Three pregnant women in the mainland United States with Zika-infected fetuses have given birth to babies with a birth defect, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). In addition, three other pregnant women have lost their babies or terminated the pregnancy because of the damage done by the virus to the brain of the fetuses.

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Zika Virus Update: Number of Infected Pregnant Women Tripled, CDC Says

By Jenn Loro - May 22, 2016 09:29 PM EDT

Following massive outbreaks in Latin America and Caribbean, CDC has warned that the number of Zika-infected pregnant women in the US has more than tripled in recent months. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has recently criticized the US Congress for not approving his $1.9 billion budget request to fund anti-Zika programs.

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Zika Update: Some Symptoms You Need To Know

By Jenn Loro - May 13, 2016 08:49 AM EDT

A group of New York-based doctors have published their findings involving Zika symptoms they have observed in a patient. Knowing what to look for is important as the approaching mosquito season may lead to a sudden upsurge of Zika outbreaks across the United States.

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Zika News: Pregnant Teen from Connecticut Shares 'Heartbreaking' Story of Getting the Infection

By Jenn Loro - May 12, 2016 10:19 AM EDT

A pregnant Connecticut teen has been recently tested positive Zika virus. The dreaded mosquito-borne virus responsible for birth defects among babies including microcephaly- a condition characterized by an infant’s unusually small heads- that swept much of Latin America and the Caribbean in recent months.

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Zika Virus Outbreak: Panama Confirms 4 Microcephaly Cases

By Zubera - May 06, 2016 10:02 AM EDT

Four babies born with microcephaly, a condition that causes abnormal birth with small heads - are linked to the Zika virus. The Health Ministry in Panama confirmed on Wednesday about it and also reported that the 4 cases were part of the total 264 cases of the mosquito-borne infection in the country.

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