World Health Organization (WHO) has previously linked the Zika virus to the development of the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults and microcephaly in expecting mothers, but a new study suggests that Zika virus can also cause another brain disease in adults.
Researchers now expect to slowly gain a better understanding of the Zika virus, as they unveil the face of the dreadful disease.
At least 75 howler monkeys have been found dead in Nicaragua. This unusual mortality event follows two smaller events in Ecuador and Panama, which raises concern among scientists.
Biologists have genetically engineered mosquitoes to reduce populations of mosquitoes carrying Zika virus, which is linked to a birth defect known as microencephaly. The hope is this will help stop the virus from spreading to the Americas and reduce the number of people impacted.