News & Perspective

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.

Mar 01, 2016

Mar 01, 2016
PAHO headquarters

Meeting gets under way to set Zika research priorities

The goal is to flesh out a public health research agenda on Zika issues.

Feb 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016
WHO's Margaret Chan and Brazil president Dilma Rousseff

WHO officials get firsthand Zika view in Brazil, Colombia

WHO and PAHO leaders continue assessing Brazil's response to its Zika outbreak.

Feb 23, 2016

Feb 23, 2016
Brazil map

WHO, PAHO chiefs meet in Brazil over Zika

Also, a microcephaly study launches in Brazil and new mosquito control efforts are being explored.

Feb 22, 2016

Feb 22, 2016
Tobago beach

Zika outbreak expands; WHO assesses threat to Africa

The WHO said though Zika virus has circulated in Africa before, the effect of an importation from the Americas is unclear.

Feb 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016
Amniocentesis

Microcephaly cases rise; Zika detected in amniotic fluid

The finding of the virus in amniotic fluid adds evidence to a possible link between Zika and microcephaly.

Feb 16, 2016

Feb 16, 2016
Sterile mosquitoes

WHO unveils Zika game plan, mosquito-control assessment

The WHO's mosquito-control assessment spoke to the complex and daunting task, but also acknowledged a possible role for newer tools.

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.

Feb 04, 2016

Feb 04, 2016
Blood donation

Brazil confirms blood-transfusion Zika; PAHO calls for global support

Also, Dallas officials issue a follow-up on a recent sexual transmission case, groups announce new research pushes, and Florida declares a public health emergency.

Feb 03, 2016

Feb 03, 2016
Blood unit

Zika outbreak alters Red Cross blood donor protocol

Also today, the CDC added Jamaica and Tonga to its travel advisory, and an Indian company announced two vaccine candidates.

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