• Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:58
    WHO says Zika risk low in Pacific ahead of Meghan visit
    Wellington - As Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan prepare to tour Fiji and Tonga next week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the risk of contracting Zika virus in the Pacific nations is low.
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  • Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:00
    Dengue-prone Asean to tighten defences
    Meeting in Malaysia to discuss controlling the disease amid increasing cases
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  • Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:02
    Trio awarded Nobel prize for 'cool' method to study molecules
    STOCKHOLM - A revolutionary technique dubbed cryo-electron microscopy, which has peered closer at the Zika virus and an Alzheimer's enzyme, earned scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday.
    Tech
  • Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:28
    Antibody cocktail halts Zika in monkeys: study
    MIAMI - A cocktail of three antibodies has shown promise in preventing Zika virus infection in monkeys, and moves next into trials in humans, researchers said Wednesday.
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  • Tue, 04 Jul 2017 19:42
    At least 11 people infected with Zika virus in Pichit district
    Eleven people in Phichit’s Bung Na Rang district have been confirmed as being infected with the Zika virus while another 16 are believed to have been infected and 33 people who were in close contact are being tested and monitored, officials said on Tuesday.
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  • Wed, 05 Jul 2017 01:00
    Phichit province confirms 11 Zika virus cases
    ELEVEN PEOPLE in Phichit’s Bung Na Rang district have been confirmed as being infected with the Zika virus while another 16 are believed to have been infected and 33 people who were in close contact are being tested and monitored, officials said yesterday.
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  • Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:24
    Birth defects jump twentyfold in Zika-hit mothers: study
    WASHINGTON - Pregnant women infected with the Zika virus last year were 20 times more likely to bear children with birth defects than those who gave birth prior to the epidemic, US health officials said Thursday.
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  • Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:51
    Nearly 140 Zika infections reported in Vietnam
    Hanoi - The number of Zika infections in Vietnam continues to rise, with 136 confirmed cases of the virus now confirmed nationwide, a local health authority told dpa Monday.
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  • Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:59
    Texas confirms four new cases of local Zika transmission
    The Texas Department of State Health Services Friday confirmed four new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus in Cameron County, on the border with Mexico, the same day that Florida declared Miami Beach free of the virus.
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  • Sun, 20 Nov 2016 07:49
    Experts wary after WHO downgrades Zika threat
    Health agency warns epidemic remains a challenge but is no longer an emergency of global concern
    national
  • Sun, 20 Nov 2016 01:00
    Religious sites main breeding grounds of Zika mosquito
    The Disease Control Department (DCD) has found that religious sites are the main breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that can spread Zika. Its recent survey showed that almost 86 per cent of religious sites were found to have mosquito larvae.
    national
  • Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:47
    Zika no longer a world public health emergency: WHO
    GENEVA - The World Health Organization on Friday announced that the Zika virus outbreak, linked to deformations in babies' heads and brains, no longer poses a world public health emergency, though it warned the epidemic remains a challenge.
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  • Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:58
    Ho Chi Minh City reports three new Zika cases
    Hanoi - Vietnam's largest city has experienced 38 cases of the Zika virus, state media reported Tuesday. 
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  • Sun, 30 Oct 2016 18:25
    Vietnam reports first case of Zika-linked microcephaly
    Hanoi - Vietnam has confirmed its first case of microcephaly thought to have been caused by the Zika virus, authorities said on Sunday.
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  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:48
    Myanmar detects first Zika infection
    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's government said Friday that a pregnant foreign woman has been diagnosed with the country's first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects.
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