Study says anaemia may contribute to the spread of dengue.
17 Sep 2019 9:43 AM
Study focused on children of women in Puerto Rico, other territories, where most cases were seen when disease swept across Americas.
08 Aug 2018 9:44 AM
Millions of people around world are infected each year by mosquito, which can carry dengue, Zika and chikungunya, among other killer bugs.
16 Jul 2018 10:07 AM
Zika began spreading in Brazil in April 2015 and the country saw more than 260,000 probable cases in 2016, according to Health Ministry.
06 Jun 2018 10:25 AM
To dismiss it as a local phenomenon, as officials with an eye on Kerala tourism termed it, is dangerous.
25 May 2018 2:19 AM
Experts say pandemic will happen due to international travel as world marks 100 years of Spanish flu that killed 50 million.
27 Jan 2018 4:01 PM
In pregnant women, the virus infects fetal brain cells, resulting in the birth defect known as microcephaly.
14 Dec 2017 11:58 AM
The latest buzz is that you can record the sound of mosquito wing flaps on your cellphone and identify the species.
10 Dec 2017 2:45 AM
The patient’s immune system and immune response also have a major impact on disease.
26 Nov 2017 2:55 AM
Medication, called chloroquine, has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive.
18 Nov 2017 8:18 AM
Zika virus can infect these early microglia, sneaking into the brain where they transmit the virus to other brain cells.
29 Oct 2017 12:32 PM
Unlike conventional vaccines, it is made by reproducing sections of virus genome in lab.
06 Oct 2017 7:55 AM
The mutation in one of its structural proteins, called pRM, is believed to have arisen prior to the 2013 outbreak in French Polynesia.
29 Sep 2017 8:11 AM
The test can tell Zika from dengue, and also can distinguish among four different strains of dengue.
28 Sep 2017 1:14 PM
An antibody that protects from dengue virus is also effective against Zika, a study has found.
26 Sep 2017 5:50 PM
Research shows that the virus specifically takes aim at brain cancer stem cells, the kind that tend to survive chemotherapy and spread.
06 Sep 2017 8:51 AM
Zika virus is transmitted to people, primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.
03 Aug 2017 4:39 PM
Experimental drug administered during pregnancy may protect foetus from disease caused by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes.
15 Jul 2017 11:31 AM
Researchers infected human placental cells with Zika virus. They found that exposure to the virus activated genes related to autophagy.
11 Jul 2017 8:42 PM
The compound is a small molecule that inhibits the Zika virus protease and blocks viral propagation in human cells
17 May 2017 11:00 AM