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Zika virus causes delayed childhood neurodevelopment: international study

Beijing, Jul 9 (Xinhua/UNI) An international study has shown that the Zika virus may lead to delayed childhood neurodevelopment and impairment in children's vision and hearing, China Science Daily reported on Tuesday.

WHO updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests

New York, July 9 (IBNS): WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems.

Zika Virus strain that causes microcephaly not found in Rajasthan: Indian government

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IBNS): Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under Department of Health Research is in the forefront of advanced research in virology and the ICMR-National Institute of Virology (NIV) is at par with leading scientific establishments across the world. ICMR-NIV, Pune has sequenced 5 Zika virus strains collected at different time points of the Jaipur outbreak.

Pregnancy loss occurs in 26 percent of Zika-infected monkeys

New York, July 7 (IBNS): Fetal death in utero occurred in more than one-fourth of monkeys infected in the laboratory with Zika virus in early pregnancy, according to new research published in Nature Medicine.

Climate change may accelerate infectious disease outbreaks, study finds

Washington, Oct 13 (IBNS): Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters on often vulnerable communities, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like Zika , malaria and dengue fever, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Zika infections unlikely to be passed by kissing, casual contact, says study

New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): Saliva is no way to pass a Zika virus infection.

Zika reached Miami at least 4 times, Caribbean travel likely responsible

California, May 30 (IBNS): With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections.

WHO confirms Zika virus cases in Gujarat

New Delhi, May 27 (IBNS): The Who Health Organization has confirmed cases of Zika virus in India.

Zika virus infection may prevent reinfection,study finds

Washington, Oct 14 (IBNS): People infected with Zika virus may not be susceptible to Zika virus again, according to the latest research involving Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute.

WHO calls for stronger measures against Zika as Thailand confirms disease-related microcephaly

New Delhi, Sept 30 (IBNS): The World Health Organization today urged countries across the WHO South-East Asia Region to continue to take decisive action to prevent, detect and respond to Zika virus as Thailand confirmed two cases of Zika-related microcephaly.

Evidence of Zika virus found in tears, says study

Washington, Sept 7 (IBNS): Researchers have found that Zika virus can live in eyes and have identified genetic material from the virus in tears, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Canadian made device counteracts Zika virus

Toronto, Sept 1 (IBNS): In an attempt to counteract the birth and growth of the Zika Virus, a Canadian company based in Waterloo have come up with an innovative device that not only stops the spread of Zika Virus but terminates it from the roots completely.

Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus

Singapore City, Aug 28 (IBNS): Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of Zika of locally transmitted Zika, which include 36 foreign construction workers.

Zika epidemic likely to end within three years, says study

London, July 15 (IBNS) The current Zika epidemic in Latin America is likely to burn itself out within three years, suggests new research.