Zika virus is capable of hijacking a protein involved in brain development.
In an official agency advisory, the World Health Organization said on Friday, November 18, that Zika virus, which is believed to have caused the rise in microcephaly in Brazil, is no longer a global health emergency.
Health authorities warn that the Gulf Coast states are increasingly at risk of a Zika virus outbreak.
A new study showed that Zika virus could also attack immature brain cells in adult human brain.
Puerto Rico has recorded more than 10,000 Zika cases, prompting the U.S. government to declare a public health emergency in the territory.
Officials in Florida reported the state’s first case of Zika-related birth defect.
The latest findings on the Zika virus and its link to defects in babies was among the topics discussed at the Teratology Society's Annual Meeting, during a Special Report session on June 29.
Hundreds of pregnant women are at risk of giving birth to babies with Zika-related birth defects as number of infected people in Puerto Rico continues to rise.
Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects, including microcephaly, have been born in the U.S.
Zika-infected pregnant women are at risk of giving birth to babies with microcephaly birth defect even if they don’t have symptoms of the disease.
A baby with Zika-related microcephaly was born in New Jersey, a first for the New York tri-state. The mother contracted the Zika virus during a trip to Honduras.
The U.S. Senate advanced $1.1 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika virus.
A case of Zika-related microcephaly has been confirmed in Puerto Rico, according to the Puerto Rico Department of Health.
After being linked to a couple of disorders, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now officially confirmed that Zika virus can cause a rare birth defect called microcephaly.
In a press conference, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the Zika virus seems to be scarier than what they initially thought. This is after a Brazilian team of scientists discovered that it is possible for the Zika virus to trigger an immune attack on the central nervous system of adults.