News & Perspective

Oct 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016
Ultrasound

Experts probe Zika links to microcephaly in 2 more nations

Trinidad and Tobago as well as Vietnam report suspected Zika-linked microcephaly.

May 06, 2016

May 06, 2016
fetal ultrasound

Lab study reveals Zika damage mechanism in fetal brain

In other developments, a transgenic mosquito project is in the works for Grand Cayman and Spain reported a travel-linked microcephaly case.

Mar 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016
Mexico City and mountains

CDC excludes high elevations in Zika travel advice

CDC guidance now excludes destinations above 6,500 feet, as Aedes mosquitoes are rare in those areas.

Feb 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016
Insect repellent

WHO gives overview of Zika impact; Brazil cites 300 more microcephaly cases

Also, Brazil's health ministry rejected a possible microcephaly link to larvicides, and experts are gathering for a US Zika priority workshop tomorrow.

Jan 29, 2016

Jan 29, 2016
Central America map

Zika country list expands; Colombia sees GBS spike

Also, more vaccine details emerge, including a candidate that might be available for emergency use this year. 

Aug 04, 2014

Aug 04, 2014
Chikungunya virus micrograph

Caribbean chikungunya cases climb 8%, top 500,000

About two thirds of the 38,000 new cases reported last week were in the Dominican Republic.

Jul 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014
Map of Dominican Republic

Caribbean chikungunya cases up 7%

Cases in the Americas now total almost 475,000, with the Dominican Republic accounting for most of last week's rise.

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