New Zika Vaccine Could Protect With A Single Dose
A new Zika vaccine is showing potential to protect against the virus with one dose. A research team led by scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reported this week that preclinical test shows promising immune responses to both mice and monkeys. They have observed speedy effectiveness of the vaccine.
This Is What Zika Virus Can Do To Your Brain
Zika virus is known as one of the most dangerous diseases in history. Knowing its impact in the human brain proves that it is something not to be taken granted.
Find Out Why Connecticut’s Protein Sciences Corp Is Making Its Waves On Zika Vaccine, Can They Finally Hold The Answer To The Problem?
Considering the continuous quest of scientists in looking for the right amount of solution to the long dreaded Zika virus, can Connecticut’s Protein Sciences Corp finally hold the key in putting a stop to the problem? Find out what health experts have to say
Immature Zika Virus Study Could Explain More About Disease Transmission
A recent study details the structure of immature Zika virus, which researchers believes can explain how the virus spreads and can help in developing vaccines.
Zika Alert: 5 Babies Born In New York Are Said To Have Zika-Related Birth Defect
Five babies have been born in New York City with Zika-related brain developmental symptoms. The numbers were announced in an alert the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sent to doctors, urging them to remain vigilant and to continue to warn pregnant women.
UK Records First Case Of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus
A woman in the UK is thought to have contacted Zika through sexual intercourse with her partner who recently travelled to an affected region. There are only about 60 cases of sexual transmission of Zika globally. This is the first in the UK.
Texas Reports First Case Of Zika Virus By Local Mosquitoes
Up to now, Zika cases have been contracted while travelling. This is the first case transmitted by a local mosquito, health officials said.
Philippines DOH Confirms, A 16-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Has Zika Virus
The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday confirmed that there are now two cases of pregnant women with Zika virus in the Philippines. The first case was confirmed last September while the second case, a 16-year-old woman, is among the 10 new Zika cases reported by the health department on Tuesday.
Florida Keys Okays Testing Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Combat Zika
Florida Keys Mosquito Control District approved a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes designed to curb the spread of mosquito transmitted diseases like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya.
Zika Virus Is No Longer An International Public Health Problem, WHO Says
The World Health Organization (WHO) claimed that Zika virus will no longer be considered as one of the Public Health Emergency of International Concerns. It was announced under the International Health Regulations following a meeting of the Emergency Committee on Zika and microcephaly on Friday.
Zika Virus Can Live On Hard Surfaces For Hours, Researchers Say
The Zika virus is most commonly transmitted to humans as the result of a bite from an infected mosquito. But according to a new research, Zika Virus can prolong its life on hard surfaces.
Hurricane Matthew May Impede Zika Cases In Florida
Despite the extreme damage and loss of lives, Hurricane Matthew may have done something good regarding Zika in Florida.
Scientists Still Testing Chemical-free Mosquito Sterilizer To Control Zika Virus
Scientists put hope on a bacteria for a chemical-free battle against the Zika virus.
Zika Virus Can Spread Through Sweat And Tears, New Case Shows
A recent case indicates that there is a new non-sexual transmission of the Zika virus.