Italian carries Zika in sperm for record six months
An Italian man carried Zika in his sperm for six months after showing the first symptoms of the virus, twice as long as in any previously reported case, according to a new study.
Furore over first GM mosquito trial
Scientists have made major breakthroughs in their quest to eliminate mosquito-borne diseases by deploying genetically modified version of the vector and three new vaccines.
Two babies born in California with Zika-related defect
Two babies have been born in California with the severe birth defect microcephaly after their mothers contracted the Zika virus, authorities said Thursday, in a first for the state.
Miami hopes Zika will not spook tourists
The official line from ground zero in America's first homegrown Zika outbreak is this: relax, everything is under control.
Zika suspected in 6 deaths in Honduras
Six people have died and 10 babies have been born with defects in Honduras in cases feared to have been caused by Zika, the health minister said Tuesday.
No Rio Olympics glamour for tennis lovers
The thrill and glamour expected to characterize the tennis event in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games may have evaporated even before the commencement of the Games.
GM mosquitoes succeed at reducing dengue, company says
Genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes can put a dent in dengue cases. The first evidence of the health effects of releasing the insects into the real world comes from a year’s worth of disease ...
First case of Zika spread by sex from woman to man
The first known case of a woman spreading the Zika virus to a man during unprotected sex was reported on Friday in New York City, health authorities said.