Dr Peter Hotez is a renown tropical disease expert and when he speaks, ears perk up. He is the Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine and the President of the...

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On 24 March 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for France notified PAHO/WHO of a fetus with concomitant microcephaly and Zika virus infection in Martinique. The diagnosis of microcephaly was made at 22...

Many people in U.S. households where someone is pregnant or considering getting pregnant in the next 12 months are not aware of key facts about Zika virus, according to a new poll by Harvard T.H. Chan...

Panama’s Ministerio de Salud  (MINSA) reported Friday (computer translated) of a newborn was diagnosed with microcephaly who died Thursday at the Children’s Hospital, just hours after being...

Responding to a request from the Ministry of Health in Cabo Verde, WHO is sending a team to Cabo Verde, with joint participation of experts from WHO AFRO and the Institut Pasteur, Dakar. Although the...

For the first time since the Zika virus outbreak struck Cape Verde in October last year, health officials are reporting the first case of microcephaly in newborn with probable relationship to Zika virus,...

According to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) data released late last week, thirty-one countries/territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous cases of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection accounting...

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, traveled to Puerto Rico earlier this week to assess the Zika virus situation on the island and presented some information based on his firsthand account at a telebriefing...

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Between 1 January 2007 and 9 March 2016, a total of 52 countries and territories have reported autochthonous (local) transmission or indication of transmission of Zika virus (41 since 1 January 2015)....

The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurological...