News & Perspective

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.

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. 

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 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 26, 2016

Jan 26, 2016
Newborn baby in hospital

CDC unveils Zika guidance for infants, expands travel advisory

The guidance covers testing of newborns, and the Virgin Islands and DR are now on the travel advisory.

Jan 25, 2016

Jan 25, 2016
Aedes albopictus

PAHO says Zika virus likely to march through Americas

All areas that harbor Aedes are vulnerable, and the Dominican Republic now has a local case.

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