US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika
Donated blood should be tested for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators warned amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in the United States.
Zika virus infection may harm adult brain
Research using lab mice has shown for the first time that infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus may damage adult brain cells, not just developing fetuses, said a study Thursday.
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.
US finds GMO mosquitoes won't harm environment
A type of genetically modified mosquito made by the British company Oxitec should pose no danger to the environment, US regulators said on Friday after considering thousands of public comments.
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 threat lingers in Latin America
As the Olympics open this week in Rio de Janeiro, Latin America is still reeling from Zika, the mosquito-borne virus blamed for causing brain damage in babies.
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.
Zika found in sperm after record 93 days
The Zika virus has been found alive in a man's sperm after a record 93 days, according to a new report that adds to the many unknowns surrounding the foetus-harming germ.