News & Perspective

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016
Rio de Janeiro

WHO cites Zika funding gap, rejects call to move Olympics

In other developments, officials update guidance on sexual transmission and antibody testing.

May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
Brazil couple

Zika data point to sexual transmission in women

Women in the sexually active age-group are much more likely than men to be infected with Zika virus.

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
Zika virus from microcephaly case

New estimate puts Zika microcephaly risk at 1% to 13%

In addition, Spain has reported a microcephaly case related to Zika virus infection.

May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016
Zika baby

More eye problems found in babies with Zika-linked microcephaly

Also, Consumer Reports warns that some plant-based repellents don't work well against Aedes mosquitoes.

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Zika found in wild mosquitoes; US reviews Wolbachia use

Also, PAHO posts ethics guidance, and Colombia and Costa Rica note microcephaly.

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016
Margaret Chan

At WHA, Chan cites Zika, yellow fever policy failures

The WHO director-general says a massive policy failure allowed mosquito control to lapse in the '70s.

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016
Pregnant woman with doctor

Reporting change, rising cases vault US Zika pregnancy cases to 279

CDC officials said fewer than a dozen birth defects and miscarriages have been reported in pregnant women who were infected with Zika virus.

May 20, 2016
Africa from space

Cape Verde Zika virus matches Americas' strain, threatening Africa

The detection has triggered more efforts to beef up surveillance and testing capacity in African countries.

May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016
capitol interior

House approves $622 million Zika funding package

In other developments, new community engagement programs are under way in the Americas, including a superhero-themed campaign aimed at kids.

May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016
Capitol Hill

Senate passes Zika funds as groups brace for readiness cuts

Elsewhere, the WHO rates the Zika threat to Europe as low to moderate.

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