Rio Grande Valley, the southernmost tip of Texas, remains part of the state that's most at risk for Zika because of its proximity to Mexico and the presence of Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the region.
Asian tiger mosquito may potentially become an additional vector for the virus.
The new vaccine, developed by investigators from the University of Pennsylvania, has a consistent 100-percent success rate at protecting mice and monkeys from the virus.
A new study from Brazil and Yale School of Public Health revealed a possible link between the dreaded zika virus and a condition that can result in permanent eye damage and blindness to infants.
Associate Professor Lok Shee-Mei and her team at the Emerging Infectious Disease Programme of Duke-NUS further explored the previously discovered C10, which is believed by most experts as the most potent antibody that can neutralize the Zika virus.
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.
Zika virus could destroy male reproductive system resulting to infertility.
Researchers present new evidence to support link between zika virus and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
The FDA has expanded the emergency use authorization for Hologic’s Zika virus assay to be used with urine samples.
Scientists found that the Zika virus could spread to the eyes and that tears may contain genetic material from the virus.
Health authorities warn that the Gulf Coast states are increasingly at risk of a Zika virus outbreak.
Puerto Rico has recorded more than 10,000 Zika cases, prompting the U.S. government to declare a public health emergency in the territory.
Medical authorities are warning that the Zika virus may already be spreading through Texas, California, Arizona and other parts of the U.S. where the summer weather fosters an inviting habitat for mosquitoes. Outbreaks may remain hidden until mothers begin giving birth to afflicted babies.
The dual protect condoms claim to give protection via the lubricant that contains an antiviral agent that counteracts viruses that cause infections.