Posts Tagged ‘Zika Virus’

World still “grossly underprepared” for infectious disease outbreaks

The world remains “grossly underprepared” for outbreaks of infectious disease, which are likely to become more frequent in the coming decades. Inter...

Zika Virus: WHO warning about the risks in Europe is timely and real

The WHO Europe warning about the risk of Zika virus in Europe is timely and real. There have already been indigenous European outbreaks of two closely r...

Dangerous Zika virus may reach Europe this summer, WHO warns

The Zika virus could spread to Europe this summer, although the likelihood of an outbreak is low to moderate, the World Health Organization has said. Ar...

Zika virus: New research further supports association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly

New research, based on data from the 2013-14 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia, further supports the association between Zika virus and microcephaly. Th...

Zika virus: link with Guillain-Barré syndrome, according French Polynesia evidence

Analysis of blood samples from 42 patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) during the Zika virus outbreak in French Polynesia provides the fi...

Zika virus: Evidence that virus can cross placental barrier, but unclear link with microcephaly

Zika virus has been detected in the amniotic fluid of two pregnant women whose foetuses had been diagnosed with microcephaly, according to a study publishe...