News & Perspective

Nov 30, 2015

Nov 30, 2015
Aedes albopictus

Zika virus spreads to more countries

The spread to more countries comes as Brazil reported 340 more possibly related microcephaly cases.

Dec 01, 2015

Dec 01, 2015
Brazil map

PAHO issues Zika virus alert

An alarming number of countries are reporting cases, as clinicians find more links to microcephaly and other neurologic complications.

Dec 04, 2015

Dec 04, 2015
Mosquito fumigation

Panama reports first Zika virus cases

Also, the WHO provided more details about recent cases in Mexico, Paraguay, and Venezuela.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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. 

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.

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