Too soon to release genetically-modified mosquitoes to fight Zika
Releasing genetically-modified mosquitoes into the wild to fight malaria, Zika or other insect-borne diseases is premature and could have unintended consequences, researchers said in a new report.
WHO says Zika response plan only 13 percent funded
The World Health Organization's Zika response programme is only 13 percent funded, "severely" compromising efforts to combat the virus that is increasingly becoming a global threat, the UN agency said Monday.
Scientists plan to infect mosquitoes with bacteria to stop Zika, Dengue viruses
The U.S. could soon become the first country to approve the commercial use of a common bacterium to fight the spread of mosquitoes that can transmit viruses.
WHO confirms first cases of Zika virus in Africa
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the importation of Zika virus strain from the Americas into Cape Verde in Africa even as a British report warned that drug resistance ...
First case of Zika reported in Belize
Belize has joined the growing number of Latin American nations grappling with the Zika virus, after the health ministry confirmed the country's first known case.