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.

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.

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.

World health officials mobilise on Zika threat

World health officials mobilise on Zika threat

World health officials mobilised with emergency response plans and funding pleas as fears grow that the Zika virus could spread globally and threaten the Olympics.