News & Perspective

Apr 21, 2016

Apr 21, 2016
Mosquito on purple flower

Senate committee signals thaw in Zika funding talks

Talks are under way to break the stalemate, with a survey showing broad Zika support.

Apr 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016
Pregnancy consult

Few Zika tests positive in US travelers with no symptoms

Also, a gene sequence analysis reveals more about how the outbreak virus evolved and why it spreads so fast.

Apr 12, 2016

Apr 12, 2016
Itchy rash

Zika study lists itchy rash among unusual features

The first full description of the Rio outbreak reveals that itching is a common feature.

Apr 08, 2016

Apr 08, 2016
ICU patient

Report outlines patterns in rare fatal Zika infections

One patient suffered brain hemorrhage, and two others had ischemic brain lesions.

Mar 24, 2016

Mar 24, 2016
Muppets' Zika message

PAHO aims Zika message at kids; more nations note sexual spread

PAHO employs the Muppets, and Argentina, New Zealand report possible sexual spread.

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.

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