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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.

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.

How one man spread a killer virus in hospital

How one man spread a killer virus in hospital

A single patient infected 82 people with the deadly Mers virus in an overcrowded South Korean emergency room in 2015, according to a scientific investigation released on Saturday.

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.

Qatari man, 66, dies of Mers virus

Qatari man, 66, dies of Mers virus

A 66-year-old Qatari man has died after contracting the Mers virus, in the first fatal case in the Gulf state for 10 months, health officials announced on Thursday.

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 ...

101 die in Nigeria from Lassa fever outbreak

101 die in Nigeria from Lassa fever outbreak

A growing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 101 people, as West Africa battles to contain a flare up of the virus, according to data from the nation's health authorities released Saturday.

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.

Zika virus 'spreading explosively': WHO

Zika virus 'spreading explosively': WHO

The Zika virus is ‘spreading explosively’ in the Americas and the region may see up to four million cases of the disease strongly suspected of causing birth defects, the World Health Organization ...