A childhood vaccine may help prevent severe Covid-19 infections, while cigarette smoke increases the risk of contracting the virus, according to the latest study.
A new study says that a single genetic change that occurred in 2013 may explain how Zika acquired the ability to attack fetal nerve cells.
With over 332,000 people infected in neighbouring Yemen, the disease could spread far away during the annual Haj pilgrimage, WHO warns. But officials say Saudi authorities are well-prepared for such a scenario.
Future outbreaks possible due to lack of clean water access and investment in sanitation services for the poor in South America's largest country, says Human Rights Watch.
Women like Brenda Pereira Ramos are left to cope by themselves with babies suffering from microcephaly – abnormal brain development linked to mothers contracting the Zika virus during pregnancy.
The plan aims to reduce new cases of mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya.
Health ministry's suggestion comes after two cases of Zika were confirmed in Thailand last week.
Thailand's health officials had earlier expressed concern that disclosing information on Zika would damage the country's lucrative tourism industry.
While trying to stop the spread of Zika-infested mosquitoes, officials in South Carolina killed millions of precious pollinating honeybees by blanketing the region with a powerful pesticide.
Singapore has begun urging pregnant women to get tested for Zika virus amidst USA and Britain warnings to those traveling to the area.
Thirty-four patients have fully recovered from Zika virus, according to Singaporean authorities, while the health ministry has said it "cannot rule out" further cases.
Federal health officials have warned pregnant women and those planning to conceive to stay away from Zika affected areas in Florida.
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