By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Taiwan CDC reported on the first confirmed case of Zika virus infection in 2020. The case was a male in his 40s in the north who traveled to Thailand with his...

Due to Zika virus, more than 1,600 babies were born in Brazil with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, from September 2015 through April 2016. The epidemic took health professionals by surprise because...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In the state of Pernambuco, in the Northeast region of Brazil, reported a significant increase in three arbovirus infections in 2019, according to a UOL report (computer...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 Chikungunya With the addition of six chikungunya cases reported in recent weeks, Colombia health officials put the total case count to 515 (48 laboratory confirmed) through...

A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts...

A discovery by a Washington State University-led research team has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue viruses. In a study published today in the journal Cell...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the local Zika transmission situation in in Hyères city, Var department, France, health officials reported Wednesday (computer translated) an additional...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up to a report earlier this month, Paca Regional Health Agency (ARS) and Public Health France are reporting (computer translated) a second locally acquired...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a confirmed Zika virus in a patient from Perak state. This is the first case reported in the country since 2016. According...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews French health officials reported (computer translated) the first autochthonous Zika case of the year. The case was confirmed in Hyères city, Var department in southeastern...