News & Perspective

Feb 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016
Bloodmobile

FDA: Those at risk of Zika should wait to donate blood

The agency says even though the virus has not been confirmed in the US blood supply, the risk is real.

Feb 17, 2016
Lab mouse

Inovio reports promising Zika vaccine results in mice

A robust immune response in mice clears the way for tests in nonhuman primates.

Feb 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016
Pope Francis

Pope signals contraceptives may be OK in light of Zika

Pope Francis's comments coincide with WHO guidance on preventing sexual transmission of the virus.

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 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.

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 23, 2016

Feb 23, 2016
Holding hands

CDC probes 14 more Zika cases possibly spread via sex

The findings underscore advice regarding strict precautions in returning travelers, the CDC says.

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 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 25, 2016

Feb 25, 2016
Breastfeeding baby

Case hints at other severe birth defects tied to Zika

Also, WHO guidance today addresses breastfeeding, microcephaly, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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