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Oct 23, 2018
Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: 120 people test positive for virus; govt continues door-to-door screening, awareness programmeThe Zika virus disease, a mosquito-borne viral infection is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day.
Jul 31, 2018
Scientists in India investigate how zika virus causes microcephaly in infantsResearchers at NBRC carried out investigations to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms.
May 29, 2017
After three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, government says 'there's no reason to worry'Even as the WHO has confirmed India's first three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, the state government on Sunday said there is "no reason to worry" since effective measures were being taken.
May 28, 2017
Zika virus cases detected in India: All you need to know about the mosquito-borne diseaseWhat made Zika virus scarier was it's rather mild symptoms for which people often never seek medical attention, hence are prone to go undetected.
Feb 20, 2017
Zika outbreak: Only Asian lineage of virus linked with microcephaly, concludes US researchersScientists have uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development, an advance that may unravel the mysteries of why the infection causes birth defects.
Nov 19, 2016
WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threatThe World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications
Jul 25, 2016
Baby born with Zika-caused microcephaly in SpainThe baby's health is being constantly "monitored"; initial tests confirm that "its head circumference is smaller than normal and that it has microcephaly".
Jul 22, 2016
Brazilian researchers discover Zika virus in common mosquito ahead of OlympicsBrazilian researchers on Thursday announced that they have found signs of Zika virus in a common mosquito which belongs to a different species from the insect known to be the primary means of transmission.
Jun 06, 2016
Zika virus evades immune system, directly infects brain cells: new studyThe mosquito-borne Zika virus avoids immune system detection and directly infects the brain cells destined to become neurons, a new study has found.
Mar 11, 2016
Puerto Rico may face over 100,000 Zika cases by year-end: Authorities make desperate plea for more fundsPuerto Rico is on the brink of a massive outbreak of Zika, a virus linked to birth defects, and cash is urgently needed, US health authorities have warned