News & Perspective

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016
Africa from space

Cape Verde Zika virus matches Americas' strain, threatening Africa

The detection has triggered more efforts to beef up surveillance and testing capacity in African countries.

Mar 22, 2016

Mar 22, 2016
Premature baby

Concerns grow over care of patients with serious Zika complications

WHO head calls for a focus on building healthcare capacity, asks for more funds.

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Zika flyer

Experts probe Zika mosquito control, more microcephaly

Experts said only 2 of the new methods—Wolbachia and transgenic mosquitoes—were at the stage for carefully designed pilot projects.

Dec 22, 2015

Dec 22, 2015
Aedes mosquito

Zika outbreak expands in West Africa, Americas

Cape Verde reported its first Zika illnesses, while Panama and Honduras confirmed additional cases.