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India confirms first Zika virus cases: WHO

India confirms first Zika virus cases: WHO

The Indian health ministry has confirmed its first cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organisation has said, the latest nation to be affected by the mosquito-borne virus that sparked global concern.

Eight pregnant women among 329 infected by Zika in Singapore

Eight pregnant women among 329 infected by Zika in Singapore

Eight pregnant women have been infected by the Zika virus among the 329 cases in Singapore, the government said on Sunday.

Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient

Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient

Malaysia on Wednesday reported its first case of a pregnant woman with Zika -- a resident of a Malaysian state bordering Singapore where authorities have already recorded 275 cases.

Malaysia expects more Zika cases as virus spreads

Malaysia expects more Zika cases as virus spreads

Malaysia is bracing for more Zika cases, officials said on Sunday, after detecting the first locally infected patient, which could further stretch a health system struggling with dengue, another mosquito-borne virus that can be fatal.

Man dies in Malaysia's first locally transmitted Zika case

Man dies in Malaysia's first locally transmitted Zika case

Malaysia reported its first locally transmitted Zika case on Saturday, a 61-year-old man who has died of heart-related complications, the government said.

Australia, Taiwan, South Korea issue travel warnings for Singapore

Australia, Taiwan, South Korea issue travel warnings for Singapore

Australia, Taiwan and South Korea advised pregnant women and those attempting to get pregnant to avoid travel to Singapore after an outbreak of the Zika virus infected more than 50 people in the city-state.

Singapore reports 41 locally transmitted Zika cases

Singapore reports 41 locally transmitted Zika cases

Singapore on Sunday confirmed 41 locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus, which can cause deformities in unborn babies, and said more infections are likely.

Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

US President Barack Obama called on Congress Saturday to step up funding to combat the Zika virus, warning that delay is putting more Americans at risk.

Global database for women exposed to Zika

Global database for women exposed to Zika

Swiss doctors have asked thousands of colleagues worldwide to provide data for the first global registry of women exposed to Zika, the team's lead researcher said Tuesday.

Pentagon says 33 US military personnel infected with Zika

Pentagon says 33 US military personnel infected with Zika

Thirty-three members of the US military, including a pregnant woman, are believed to have contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus overseas, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

China's 'mosquito factory' aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases

China's 'mosquito factory' aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases

Every week, scientists in southern China release 3 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes on a 3 km (two-mile) long island in a bid to wipe out diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and Zika.

Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders: study

Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders: study

Tens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of the outbreak sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers said Monday.