News & Perspective

Nov 30, 2015

Nov 30, 2015
Aedes albopictus

Zika virus spreads to more countries

The spread to more countries comes as Brazil reported 340 more possibly related microcephaly cases.

Dec 01, 2015

Dec 01, 2015
Brazil map

PAHO issues Zika virus alert

An alarming number of countries are reporting cases, as clinicians find more links to microcephaly and other neurologic complications.

Dec 04, 2015

Dec 04, 2015
Mosquito fumigation

Panama reports first Zika virus cases

Also, the WHO provided more details about recent cases in Mexico, Paraguay, and Venezuela.

Jan 28, 2016

Jan 28, 2016
Margaret Chan WHO

WHO convenes emergency panel over Zika virus

The committee will meet Feb 1 to discuss the growing threat and possibly related neurologic complications.

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. 

Feb 05, 2016

Feb 05, 2016
Zika virus

WHO: Local Zika cases in 33 nations as GBS numbers climb

Seven outbreak countries are seeing a rise in microcephaly or Guillain-Barre disease.

Feb 11, 2016

Feb 11, 2016
Washington winter

Lawmakers take up Zika funding as study yields more sexual transmission clues

Semen tests were done during an investigation into a British man's infection with Zika virus after visiting the Cook Islands in 2014.

Feb 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016
Pregnant traveler at airport

WHO stiffens Zika travel advice for women, airs countermeasure efforts

The WHO's top drug and development official projected the launch of a large vaccine trial is still at least 18 months away, but a test might be available within weeks.

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 19, 2016

Feb 19, 2016
Brazil's health minister

WHO issues Zika blood guidance, mobilizes for next steps

Also, the CDC shares new guidance on babies and children with acute infections.

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