Antibodies found which 'neutralise' Zika virus: study

Antibodies found which 'neutralise' Zika virus: study

European scientists announced Thursday they had discovered antibodies which attack Zika, a step they hope will pave the way for a protective vaccine against the brain-damaging virus.

Singapore reports first Zika virus case

Singapore reports first Zika virus case

Singapore said on Friday it had detected the first case of Zika in someone who had travelled to Brazil, the epicentre of the outbreak.

Spain reports first case of Zika-related microcephaly

Spain reports first case of Zika-related microcephaly

Spanish health authorities say they have detected the country's first known case of the microcephaly birth defect in the foetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus.

Colombia reports more than 47,700 Zika cases

Colombia reports more than 47,700 Zika cases

Colombia has seen more than 47,700 cases of Zika, including thousands of pregnant women infected with the mosquito-borne virus, the country's National Health Institute reported ...

Colombia reports almost 43,000 Zika cases

Colombia reports almost 43,000 Zika cases

Colombia has registered 42,706 cases of people infected with Zika, including 7,653 in pregnant women, the country's National Health Institute reported on Saturday.

Zika outbreak won't compromise Olympics: Brazil president

Zika outbreak won't compromise Olympics: Brazil president

The presence of the Zika virus in Brazil won't compromise the Olympics in August, President Dilma Rousseff vowed Saturday as soldiers went door-to-door across the country to share key tips on how to stem the outbreak.

Dazzling Rio carnival climax gives Brazilians reason to smile

Dazzling Rio carnival climax gives Brazilians reason to smile

Dancers - some in elaborate costumes - strutted into the final round of the Rio Carnival's samba championship, capping a wild party that has helped Brazilians forget about Zika and other worries.

First of Zika deaths in Colombia

First of Zika deaths in Colombia

The mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping through Latin America has claimed three lives in Colombia, as the UN urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.

First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia

First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia

The mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping through Latin America has claimed three lives in Colombia, as the United Nations urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.

Zika detected in urine, saliva: top Brazilian researchers

Zika detected in urine, saliva: top Brazilian researchers

Brazil's top research institute said Friday that Zika has been detected in urine and saliva, but added that there is no proof the virus can be transmitted through those fluids.

Indian firm developing 'world's first Zika vaccine'

Indian firm developing 'world's first Zika vaccine'

An Indian drugmaker said it was developing the world's first vaccine against Zika after the World Health Organization declared an global emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.

Researchers claim Zika case found on Sumatra island

Researchers claim Zika case found on Sumatra island

An Indonesian research institute said yesterday it had found one positive Zika case on Sumatra island, adding that the virus has been circulating in the country “for a while”.