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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.

Pregnant woman in Singapore infected with Zika as cases soar

Pregnant woman in Singapore infected with Zika as cases soar

The number of confirmed Zika cases in Singapore surged past 100 late on Wednesday, including the first pregnant woman to be infected by the disease which can cause deformities in babies.

Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

US President Barack Obama called on Congress Saturday to step up funding to combat the Zika virus, warning that delay is putting more Americans at risk.

Mosquito traps laced with human scent help fight malaria

Mosquito traps laced with human scent help fight malaria

Dutch and Kenyan scientists have designed a unique mosquito trap which uses human odour to attract the malaria-carrying insects, helping cut the number of cases dramatically ...

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 ...

Women infected with Zika should continue to breastfeed: WHO

Women infected with Zika should continue to breastfeed: WHO

Women infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus should continue to breastfeed their babies as there is currently no proof of a risk of transmission, the World Health Organization said.

Mosquito repellant sales boom in Brazil amid Zika scare

Mosquito repellant sales boom in Brazil amid Zika scare

Fear of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has Brazilians rushing to buy repellant, creating a shortage of some brands on pharmacy shelves and boosting sales for the industry.

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.