Tag archive for ‘Zika fever’
By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Zika vaccine survey: More than 40 percent would not be interested

As scientists race to create a vaccine for the Zika virus, new research from the University of Georgia suggests almost half of Americans wouldn’t be interested in getting the shot even if public health officials More...

By Robert On Monday, November 28th, 2016

Texas: Local Zika transmission reported in Brownsville

Texas health officials announced today the first case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Brownsville, Texas. The patient is a Cameron County resident who is not pregnant and who was confirmed More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, August 8th, 2016

Universal Zika Vaccine is the Next Step Forward

Recent studies have shown that Zika virus can be treated on vaccinating the individuals against any single strain. Any of the existing strains can be attended to which in turn is bound to offer complete protection More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, June 27th, 2016

President Obama battles Congress over Zika relief due to ban on Planned Parenthood funding

President Obama has vowed to veto a bill providing more than $1 billion in relief for victims of the Zika virus, in part because it would deny federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Paul Ryan and House Republicans voted More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 2nd, 2016

1st Zika case confirmed in South Carolina

South Carolina health officials have confirmed the first case of travel-associated Zika virus infection in a South Carolina resident. The case was confirmed in a person who recently traveled to a country with active More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Travel Warnings Revised by US Government as Zika Virus Falters at Higher Elevation

According to reports, the Zika travel issues have been pacified to a larger extent with the government allowing pregnant women an open pass to Mexico City. This came as a surprise to some but US Govt. explains the More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, February 19th, 2016

Pope Francis on contraceptives and the Zika virus, says abortion is a crime, ‘absolute evil’

During a press conference aboard his flight following his recent trip to Mexico, Pope Francis was asked by reporters about the church’s teaching on abortion, contraceptives and how prevention may actually be More...

By Robert On Saturday, November 28th, 2015
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Guatemala: Locally acquired Zika virus infection confirmed

Following earlier reports on Outbreak News Today of local transmission of Zika virus in El Salvador, Mexico and Paraguay, the World Health Organization reports receiving notification of a laboratory-confirmed autochthonous More...

By Robert On Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Colombia: Zika case count now 129

Just weeks after the mosquito borne viral disease, Zika fever, was first reported in Colombia, local media now reports that the total case count in the South American country has reached 129 confirmed cases (computer More...

By Robert On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

UniSA and French researchers battle Zika virus in the Pacific

Adjunct Professor at UniSA’s School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences and the Barbara Hardy Institute, Philip Weinstein says the University will provide critical experience and expertise to the international project. Image/CIA “We More...

By Robert On Monday, March 17th, 2014

New Zealand health officials warn travelers of dengue risk in the Pacific

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) in an advisory today is warning travelers to the various Pacific islands to ensure they take the appropriate measures to prevent mosquito bites as the mosquito More...

By Robert On Friday, March 7th, 2014

Zika virus infection reported on Easter Island

The Chilean Ministry of Health has reported a confirmed case of Zika virus (ZIKV) on the territory located in the Pacific Ocean known as Rapa Nui or Easter Island in the Pacific, according to a Prense Libre report More...

By Robert On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Zika virus outbreak in the Pacific update

The mosquito borne viral disease, Zika fever, is making it’s second appearance as an outbreak in the Pacific since 2007, with the virus being seen in significant numbers in French Polynesia and New Caledonia. New More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Germany: Traveler to Thailand contracts Zika virus

For the second time this year, a traveler to Thailand has returned home only to find they have contracted the mosquito borne virus, Zika virus (ZIKV). In a letter to ProMED-mail Friday, “A previously healthy More...

By Robert On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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35,000 suspected cases of Zika fever reported in French Polynesia

In a follow-up to a story from late November, according to the latest numbers from the French Polynesia Department of Health as of December 3, there has been 99 laboratory confirmed cases and 35,000 suspected cases More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Japan reports first imported Zika fever case

Last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel warning for those traveling to the islands of French Polynesia due to an outbreak of the viral disease, Zika fever.   Image/CIA In More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

New Caledonia reports three imported cases of Zika fever

In a follow-up report to the Zika fever outbreak in French Polynesia, New Caledonia health officials are reporting three imported cases of the viral disease from French Polynesia. New CaledoniaImage/CIA Dr. Sylvie More...



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