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Singapore Zika cases surge to 82

Singapore Zika cases surge to 82

The number of Zika cases in Singapore has surged to 82, the government said on Tuesday, as the mosquito-fighting effort continued in a bid to curb the spread of the disease.

Singapore battles mosquitoes as Zika cases reach 50

Singapore battles mosquitoes as Zika cases reach 50

Singapore on Monday confirmed more Zika infections, bringing the total number of cases past 50 as mosquito-fighting teams saturated the scene of the outbreak amid growing public alarm.

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.

Florida identifies10 more Zika cases

Florida identifies10 more Zika cases

The state of Florida has identified 10 more cases of Zika virus caused by local mosquitoes and has asked the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to send in experts to help with its investigation of the outbreak.

WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organisation said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.

Zika found in sperm after record 93 days: report

Zika found in sperm after record 93 days: report

The Zika virus has been found alive in a man's sperm after a record 93 days, according to a new report that adds to the many unknowns surrounding the foetus-harming germ.

New York City reports first female-to-male Zika transmission

New York City reports first female-to-male Zika transmission

New York City's health department on Friday reported the first female-to-male transmission of the Zika virus, which is most typically spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.

WHO's Zika panel to meet next week, review Olympics guidance

WHO's Zika panel to meet next week, review Olympics guidance

The World Health Organisation's Emergency Committee on Zika will meet early next week to consider new evidence and review its recommendations, including regarding the Rio Olympics, a WHO spokesman said on Tuesday.

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.

Zika virus may spread to Europe, WHO warns

Zika virus may spread to Europe, WHO warns

The Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to severe birth defects in babies, may spread into Europe as the weather gets warmer, although the risk is low, health officials said on Wednesday.

Bangladesh confirms first case of Zika virus

Bangladesh confirms first case of Zika virus

Bangladesh confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in an old sample of blood from a 67-year old man who had not been overseas, health ministry officials said.

First case of Zika virus detected in Philippines since 2012

First case of Zika virus detected in Philippines since 2012

An American woman was infected with the Zika virus while visiting the Philippines, health department officials said Sunday, the first case detected in the country for several years.