Zika


Antibody Protects Fetus From Zika Virus

Antibody Protects Fetus From Zika Virus

A recent study showed that a specific antibody prevents the Zika Virus from infecting infants in the womb....

Nov 8 2016, 5:48am CST

Zika Virus Damages the Testicles of Male

Zika Virus Damages the Testicles

The Zika Virus causes among other things, infertility. It also lowers levels of the sex hormone, testosterone, in male rodents....

Nov 1 2016, 1:35pm CDT

Cancer and Hepatitis C Medicines can Kill Zika Virus

Cancer and Hepatitis C Medicines can Kill Zika Virus

Apparently it so happens to be the case that cancer and hepatitis C medicine can eradicate the Zika virus in petri dish form. W...

Aug 30 2016, 12:04pm CDT

Zika Virus can Cause Joint Birth Defect and Other Disorders

Zika Virus can Cause Joint Birth Defect and Other Disorders

It has been found that the Zika Virus may cause a number of other ailments too....

Aug 10 2016, 7:39am CDT

Lollapalooza Colombia Music Festival Loses Rihanna Over Zika Virus Concerns

Lollapalooza Colombia Music Festival Loses Rihanna Over Zika Virus Concerns

Rihanna pulls out of performing at the Lollapalooza Columbia out of concerns of contracting Zika virus while Festival dwindles....

Jul 4 2016, 1:32pm CDT

Zika Virus Monkey Study Results Could Help Make a Vaccine for Humans

Zika Virus Monkey Study Results Could Help Make a Vaccine for Humans

A study that examined primates showed that the Zika virus undergoes several complications during the period of gestation....

Jun 29 2016, 5:00am CDT

Zika Virus May Not Cause Microcephaly: New Study

Zika Virus May Not Cause Microcephaly: New Study

The number of missing cases of microcephaly epidemic in several countries raises serious questions about the assumed connectio...

Jun 26 2016, 6:56am CDT

Zika Vaccine Can Also Prevent Dengue Virus

Zika Vaccine Can Also Prevent Dengue Virus

The scientists are closer than ever to having developed a Zika vaccine that is also effective against dengue virus....

Jun 24 2016, 3:15am CDT

Famous Golfer Rory McIlroy Pulls Out of Olympic Games because of Zika

Famous Golfer Rory McIlroy Pulls Out of Olympic Games because of Zika

Irish golf star withdraws from the Olympics in Rio over Zika fears....

Jun 22 2016, 4:08am CDT

CRISPR Genetic Screening Reveals Zika Weaknesses

CRISPR Genetic Screening Reveals Zika Weaknesses

With the help of genetic screens using the groundbreaking genome editing technology CRISPR/Cas9, scientists have discovered hum...

Jun 22 2016, 3:55am CDT

Scientists Predict Ebola and Zika Viruses using Climate and Population Changes

Scientists Predict Ebola and Zika Viruses using Climate and Population Changes

The experts are looking into how diseases hitch-hike from animals to humans. They are currently predicting the rise of Ebola an...

Jun 13 2016, 6:38am CDT

Zika Virus Directly Infects Brain and Immune System, Study Shows

Zika Virus Directly Infects Brain and Immune System, Study Shows

As everybody knows the Zika Virus has a deleterious effect on the brain cells and detecting agency of the immune system....

Jun 6 2016, 10:31am CDT

Simple urine tests for Zika, Ebola in the offing

Simple urine tests for Zika, Ebola in the offing

New York, May 24 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine, a technique that the...

May 24 2016, 7:31am CDT

US conducts Zika virus test

US conducts Zika virus test

Houston, May 24 (IANS) Testing for the mosquito-borne Zika virus began on Monday at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center headqu...

May 24 2016, 7:21am CDT

Supercomputers Help Scientists Fight Zika Virus

Supercomputers Help Scientists Fight Zika Virus

The latest news is regarding supercomputers helping scientists fight the dreaded Zika Virus....

May 19 2016, 9:49am CDT

Scientists Genetically Clone Zika Virus

Scientists Genetically Clone Zika Virus

A team of researchers has, in a pioneering effort, genetically engineered a clone of the Zika virus strain.Cloning the virus ca...

May 17 2016, 5:36am CDT

Mice Fetuses infected with Zika Virus get Microcephaly

Mice Fetuses infected with Zika Virus get Microcephaly

It has been found that mice fetuses that were infected with the dreaded Zika virus became microcephalic as a result....

May 12 2016, 9:54am CDT

New Paper-based Device Can Quickly Detect Zika Virus

New Paper-based Device Can Quickly Detect Zika Virus

Researchers have developed a new paper-based test that can diagnose the Zika virus infection within a few hours, potentially im...

May 7 2016, 9:57am CDT

Chinese Scientists Can Eliminate Zika Virus With Its NS1 Protein

Chinese Scientists Can Eliminate Zika Virus With Its NS1 Protein

A group of Chinese researchers have found out more about the Zika Virus protein makeup....

Apr 20 2016, 3:36am CDT

Zika Virus Causes Brain Disorder in Adults

Zika Virus Causes Brain Disorder in Adults

Scientists in Brazil have discovered that the Zika Virus is tied to brain disorders in mature people....

Apr 11 2016, 6:13am CDT

Brain Scans Of Babies With Microcephaly Reveals Development Issues due to Zika Virus

Brain Scans Of Babies With Microcephaly Reveal Development Issues due to Zika Virus

The brain scans of babies affected by microcephaly revealed development issues due to Zika Virus....

Apr 7 2016, 7:51am CDT

Zika Arrived in Americas already in 2013

Zika May Have Arrived in the Americas in 2013

The Zika virus may have arrived in the Americas in 2013, more than a year before the virus was reported in Brazil, a genetic st...

Mar 25 2016, 3:22am CDT

Zika Virus Expected to Spread in 50 US Cities This Summer

Zika Virus Expected to Spread in 50 US Cities This Summer

The summer season which is coming up may lead to outbreaks of Zika Virus in several US cities like New York and Los Angeles....

Mar 17 2016, 7:50am CDT

New Zika Study Shows Promise

New Zika Study Shows Promise

A new study has all but proven that the Zika virus is the cause of the rash outbreak of devastating birth defects seen in Brazi...

Mar 4 2016, 4:49pm CST

Zika virus Linked to Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Zika virus Linked to Guillain-Barré Syndrome

A new study suggests that the Zika virus can also cause Guillain-Barré syndrome....

Mar 1 2016, 3:47am CST

Egg of Kissing bug

Bacteria in Gut of Disease-Bearing Insects Usable as Trojan horse to Tackle Zika Virus

Researchers from Swansea University have published a new study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B detailing a ne...

Feb 25 2016, 5:29am CST

Against Papal Doctrines, Pope Francis Suggests Contraceptives in the Face of Zika Virus

Against Papal Doctrines, Pope Francis Suggests Contraceptives in the Face of Zika Virus

For centuries, the Catholic Church has made its stand on contraception or birth control methods known: it is evil and not allow...

Feb 19 2016, 5:21am CST

WHO Starts $56 Million Plan to End Zika Virus

WHO Starts $56 Million Plan to End Zika Virus

WHO is to initiate a $56 million project in order to put an end to the scourge known as Zika Virus once and for all....

Feb 17 2016, 9:48pm CST

Zika

319 Cases of Zika Virus Confirmed In Venezuela, With 3 Deaths

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has revealed that three persons died of Zika virus in the country, with the Correo Del Or...

Feb 12 2016, 7:24am CST

Tom Frieden of CDC and Anthony Fauci of NIH

Top US Senators, Health Officials Press the Urgency of Releasing $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika

US President Barack Obama on Monday urged Congress to release the sum of $1.8 billion as emergency fund to fight Zika virus whi...

Feb 11 2016, 3:25pm CST

Pregnant women are susceptible to contracting Zika virus

CDC Says 2 American Women Suffered Miscarriages Due To Zika Virus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that two US women have suffered miscarriages after contrac...

Feb 11 2016, 1:41pm CST

Zika virus vaccine

Brazil Invests $1.9 Million to Partner with University of Texas over Zika Vaccine

Brazil has just shown it is not folding its hands while Zika virus decimates its people, or to allow itself to be made the joke...

Feb 11 2016, 9:31am CST

Zika virus vaccine

Brazil Invests $1.9 Million to Partner with University of Texas over Zika Vaccine

Brazil has just shown it is not folding its hands while Zika virus decimates its people, or to allow itself to be made the joke...

Feb 11 2016, 9:30am CST

Aeges aegypti mosquito linked to Zika virus

Scientists Voice a Lot of Unknowns about Zika Virus As They Strive To Learn More

Zika virus ravaging parts of South America and Asia is believed to be transmitted by infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, with sy...

Feb 11 2016, 7:47am CST

The logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Kenya Threatens To Boycott 2016 Rio Olympic Games over Zika Virus

Considering the rising menace of Zika virus in parts of Latin and South America, the Kenya’s Olympic Committee has threatened t...

Feb 10 2016, 6:57am CST

Barack Obama

Obama Asks Congress for $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

While the Zika virus is ravaging parts of South America, it has not yet spread as widely into the US. However, President Barack...

Feb 8 2016, 6:49pm CST

Zika Virus Spreads More at Higher Temperatures

Zika Virus Spreads More at Higher Temperatures

The soaring temperatures in some regions make the transmission of the dreaded Zika Virus an even more likely occurrence....

Feb 4 2016, 9:16am CST

Zika vaccine

Scientists Face Great Challenges As They Attempt to Produce Vaccine for Zika Virus

While Zika virus continues to ravage parts of Brazil and other surrounding countries, millions of people in other places have n...

Feb 3 2016, 11:55am CST

First US Zika Virus Transmission Through Sex Reported in Texas

First US Zika Virus Transmission Through Sex Confirmed in Texas

An incidence of Zika Virus transmission through sex was reported in Texas. This is the first such unique case that has been pin...

Feb 3 2016, 4:01am CST

WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Public Health Emergency

WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Public Health Emergency

The Zika Virus has led to an emergency situation and this is being implemented for the sake of public health safety purposes....

Feb 2 2016, 6:09am CST