Articles about Zika Virus
The Zika Virus is a viral disease primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes species mosquitoes. The US Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that these mosquitoes bite during the day and at night. There is no known cure or vaccine for the Zika virus. The disease is characterized by symptoms including fever, rash, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, and red eyes. The CDC claims that symptoms can last for several days to a week but people don’t get sick enough to be hospitalized and rarely die of the infection. Additionally, once patients recover they are protected from future infections. The infection can be transmitted through sex, from a pregnant mother to her fetus, and possibly through blood transfusion. The virus was first discovered in 1947 and is named after the Zika forest in Uganda, Africa. The first human infection from the disease was recorded in 1952 and since then, outbreaks have been reported across Africa, South-East Asia, and the Pacific Islands.
10 Nov 2021India
The tally of Zika virus infections in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur has crossed 100 with 16 more cases reported on Tuesday.
08 Nov 2021India
Kanpur has reported as many as 89 cases of the Zika virus in recent weeks, becoming a new hotspot for the mosquito-borne disease.
01 Aug 2021India
Maharashtra has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus after a 50-year-old woman from Pune tested positive.
15 Jul 2021India
Amid growing concerns of the Zika virus outbreak, five more people, including four women, have tested positive for the infection in Kerala, taking the caseload in the state to 28.
12 Jul 2021India
Kerala has confirmed 19 cases of the Zika virus, triggering concerns for authorities and people there as well as neighboring states.
05 Apr 2020World
In a major development, a team of Australian scientists has discovered that an antiparasitic drug, which is already widely available in the market, could be the way to treat the novel coronavirus disease.
31 Jan 2020World
The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the ongoing coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.
24 Jan 2020World
China is struggling to stop a deadly virus from causing more damage than it already has. The coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan has claimed 25 lives so far and has affected over 800.
23 Jan 2020World
The city of Wuhan in central China has been placed on lockdown since the outbreak of a new coronavirus.
26 Jan 2019Technology
For centuries, mosquitoes have been troublemakers and the number of people who have died after getting bitten by them is still a mystery.
13 Oct 2018India
Following previous reports suggesting a Zika virus outbreak in Jaipur, as many as 50 Zika virus infection cases have been documented so far, marking India's biggest outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease ever.
09 Oct 2018India
Since an elderly woman from Jaipur tested positive for the Zika virus in late-September, 21 others have tested positive for the virus in Jaipur, prompting the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to seek a detailed report from the Union Health Ministry.
23 Sep 2018India
An elderly woman from Jaipur has tested positive for Zika virus infection, officials of a medical college said, adding it is a first such case in the state.
02 Aug 2017World
Zika virus has been causing panic around the world. Till July 25, four cases had been reported in India.
12 Jul 2017World
As mosquito-borne diseases including Zika and dengue are spreading at an alarming rate, American tech giants plan on bringing robotics and smart technology to fight mosquitoes.
12 Jun 2017World
Five percent of pregnant women with Zika virus infection in the United States had fetus or babies with related birth defects, including microcephaly, according to a US government health report.
30 May 2017India
On May 26, India confirmed three cases of Zika in Ahmedabad, which were reported sometime during November'16-February'17.