News & Perspective

Mar 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016
Pregnant woman with bug spray

Americans lack awareness of Zika spread, birth defects

About 31% thought the virus spreads through sneezes, and 42% didn't know about sexual transmission.

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.

Mar 17, 2016

Mar 17, 2016
Gene sequencing

Zika impact spreads as scientists find more genetic clues

A gene study finds several changes in the circulating virus, though the clinical significance isn't clear.

Mar 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016
Map of Cuba

Cuba, Dominica report local Zika; study estimates US risk

Scientists unveiled risk estimates for 50 US cities, with hot spots in the South and East.

Mar 04, 2016

Mar 04, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

CDC announces Zika summit as gush of developments continues

The CDC will host a summit Apr 1, Laos has local transmission, and studies highlight key developments.

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.