May 30, 2017

Zika Virus Spreads To India, Endanger Lives

India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. Health Ministry officials said that the three patients in western Gujarat state had recovered. “There is no need to panic,” Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, a top Health Ministry official, told reporters. The […]
September 4, 2016

Singapore confirms 27 new cases of Zika virus

Singapore officials on Sunday affirmed 27 more instances of privately transmitted Zika infection disease, bringing the aggregate to 242. Twenty five cases were connected to the first outbreak zone, one was connected to a potential new group and the other new case had no known connections to any existing, the […]
August 23, 2016

Travelling to Florida? Beware of Zika Virus

Forida health officials are investigating five new cases of Zika in the state that are not a result of travel outside of the United States, but of local transmission of the virus, the governor’s office said Tuesday. One case is in Pinellas County and four are in Wynwood, the neighborhood […]
July 25, 2016

Zika: Rio Olympics athletes welcomed with 42 condoms each

Rio athletes may have tough living conditions because of Brazil’s economy but at least they’re well-equipped in this department. A record number of condoms have been allocated in every bedroom foe Rio’s athletes village which started welcoming Olympians on Sunday. The new apartment towers built to house 11,000 athletes and […]
July 14, 2016

If you’ve had Zika, the CDC wants your semen

The headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently collecting semen from hundreds of men especially in the United States in order to figure out how long the dreaded Zika virus lasts in the bodily fluid. The virus can be transmitted sexually, and it’s been known […]
July 5, 2016

Guinea-Bissau confirms 3 cases of Zika virus

Guinea-Bissau has confirmed its first three cases of the Zika virus in a group of islands off the mainland, sparking fears that the nation could become a gateway for the virus into the rest of West Africa. “The Health Minister has informed (the government) of three confirmed cases of Zika […]
May 13, 2016

Rio Olympics: Use a condom if you must have sex and pregnant women are warned against travelling to Brazil due to Zika virus

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned women against traveling to areas with ongoing Zika virus transmissions, including Rio de Janeiro, site of the 2016 Olympics. “There is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly (children being born with unusually small heads) and other brain malformations and […]