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 04, 2016

Jan 04, 2016
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico reports first locally acquired Zika virus case

The case prompts a travel advisory and adds to the list of affected countries.

Jan 14, 2016

Jan 14, 2016
Aedes mosquito

CDC notes Zika-microcephaly link, ponders travel alert

The CDC is weighing a warning specifically for pregnant travelers, and federal experts say other mosquito-borne diseases can complicate diagnoses.

Jan 19, 2016

Jan 19, 2016
Pregnant woman at airport

CDC releases Zika guidance on pregnant patients

PAHO, meanwhile, said the virus has expanded its reach and cautioned about Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Jan 21, 2016

Jan 21, 2016
Neurons

WHO reports more local Zika confirmations, GBS spike

El Salvador notes a GBS spike that may be linked to Zika, and St. Martin and Guadeloupe report their first local cases.

Jan 22, 2016

Jan 22, 2016
Plane wing

CDC expands Zika travel advisory as experts detail risks

The CDC adds 8 more destinations to its travel alert, as experts assess the threat.

Jan 27, 2016

Jan 27, 2016
Barack Obama White House Zika briefing

Zika on executive-level agendas at White House, WHO

Zika outbreaks are getting high-level attention, and Brazil reports 287 new microcephaly cases.

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.

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