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Aug 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2016
Neurons

Analysis highlights strong Zika-GBS association

Other new reports detail co-infections with other mosquito-borne viruses and fatal encephalitis.

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 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 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 01, 2016

Feb 01, 2016
WHO flag

WHO issues Zika health emergency over complications

Today's emergency declaration was tailored to spur coordinated international study into the possible serious complications of the disease. 

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.

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