Zika Virus

Timelines
Now, scientists producing horny mosquitoes to prevent malaria, Zika, dengue

26 Jan 2019

Now, scientists producing horny mosquitoes to prevent malaria, Zika, dengue

For centuries, mosquitoes have been troublemakers and the number of people who have died after getting bitten by them is still a mystery.

Zika virus outbreak: 50 infected in Jaipur, more expected

13 Oct 2018

Zika virus outbreak: 50 infected in Jaipur, more expected

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.

Jaipur Zika virus outbreak? 22 test positive, PMO wants report

09 Oct 2018

Jaipur Zika virus outbreak? 22 test positive, PMO wants report

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.

Rajasthan: Elderly woman tests positive for Zika virus, state's first

23 Sep 2018

Rajasthan: Elderly woman tests positive for Zika virus, state's first

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.

How does Zika spread? Not by kissing, according to researchers

02 Aug 2017

How does Zika spread? Not by kissing, according to researchers

Zika virus has been causing panic around the world. Till July 25, four cases had been reported in India.

Zika virus in US: 5% women had babies with defects

12 Jun 2017

Zika virus in US: 5% women had babies with defects

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.

India issues advisory after three Zika cases in Gujarat

30 May 2017

India issues advisory after three Zika cases in Gujarat

On May 26, India confirmed three cases of Zika in Ahmedabad, which were reported sometime during November'16-February'17.

Did the government stay mum on Zika in India?

28 May 2017

Did the government stay mum on Zika in India?

The World Health Organization has released a report that said three cases of Zika were recently reported in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, with one as recently as January 2017.