Gulf Times - Zika-virus
Qatar survey reveals limited knowledge of Zika virus

Qatar survey reveals limited knowledge of Zika virus

The research team of WCM-Q’s Institute for Population Health surveyed 446 people in Qatar from GCC or other Middle Eastern countries and asked a range of questions about Zika.

Singapore confirms two new cases of Zika virus

Singapore confirms two new cases of Zika virus

Singapore has confirmed two cases of locally transmitted infections of the Zika virus in a northeastern part of the city state, the National Environment Agency said on Wednesday, describing it as the first Zika cluster of 2017.

Brazilian women shun pregnancy due to Zika: survey

Brazilian women shun pregnancy due to Zika: survey

More than half of young Brazilian women have shunned pregnancy due to Zika, which can cause birth defects, according to research released on Friday.

Malaysia confirms its eighth Zika virus case

Malaysia confirms its eighth Zika virus case

Malaysia confirmed an eighth Zika virus case on Sunday, involving a 67-year-old man who first showed symptoms in late November.

Thailand to test pregnant women in Zika-prone areas

Thailand to test pregnant women in Zika-prone areas

Pregnant women living in areas of Thailand prone to Zika outbreaks are to be tested for the virus, the Thai Health Ministry said on Monday.

Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

Thailand confirmed on Friday that the Zika virus had caused two cases of microcephaly, a condition that results in babies being born with small heads, the first time it has been linked to Zika in Southeast Asia.

Thailand downplays Zika risk, worried by tourism impact

Thailand downplays Zika risk, worried by tourism impact

Health and city officials in Thailand downplayed risks from rising infections from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, and expressed concern that disclosing information would damage its tourism industry.

Thailand finds 21 new cases of Zika in Bangkok

Thailand finds 21 new cases of Zika in Bangkok

Twenty-one new cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in central Bangkok, including a pregnant woman who later gave birth with no complications, Thailand's public health ministry said on Sunday.

Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

The number of cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore reached 258 on Monday, with health authorities warning it is no longer contained in one part of the city-state and likely to spread further.

Singapore confirms 27 more Zika cases

Singapore confirms 27 more Zika cases

Singapore authorities on Sunday confirmed 27 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection, bringing the total to 242.

First mosquitoes carrying Zika detected in US

First mosquitoes carrying Zika detected in US

Tests have found the Zika virus in mosquitoes from Miami, the first detected on continental United States, confirming local transmission of the disease, the Florida authorities said.

Malaysia reports first suspected Zika case

Malaysia reports first suspected Zika case

Malaysia on Thursday reported its first suspected case of Zika, a 58-year-old woman believed to have contracted it in neighbouring Singapore where more than 100 cases have been confirmed.