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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.