Showing posts with label Zika Virus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zika Virus. Show all posts

Friday, May 12, 2017

Brazil declares end to Zika emergency

Brazil's government has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus detected late in 2015 before becoming a global concern.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

En luttant contre Zika, la Caroline du Sud a tué des millions d'abeilles

Les autorités locales de la Caroline du Sud (est des États-Unis) ont tué accidentellement des millions d'abeilles en pulvérisant de l’insecticide contre les moustiques porteurs du virus Zika.

Friday, September 02, 2016

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.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

UN health agency warns El Niño may increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes spreading Zika

The above-average rainfall caused by El Niño that is expected in parts of South America until May could cause floods and increases in diseases spread by mosquitoes, including malaria and the Zika virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cuba to deploy 9,000 troops to prevent Zika virus

Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday called on his people to help prevent the entry of the Zika virus in the island while dispatching 9,000 troops to strengthen vector control and sanitation efforts.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

WHO Recommends Genetically Modified Insects to Fight Zika

WHO Recommends Genetically Modified Insects to Fight Zika
Countries dealing with Zika outbreaks should consider using controversial methods to fight its spread, such as using genetically modified mosquitoes and biological agents that stop mosquito larva from hatching, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

US adds four destinations to travel alert over Zika virus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday added four destinations to its travel alert over Zika, a mosquito-borne virus believed to cause birth defects.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Record temperatures linked to rise in mosquito-borne viruses

Rising temperatures will lead to increases in mosquito-borne viruses such as the Zika virus, Janos Pasztor, UN assistant secretary-general on climate change, said at a press conference Friday.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Brazil to deploy army in fight against Zika virus

Brazil will deploy 220,000 soldiers in its fight against mosquitoes spreading the Zika virus, the government announced on Tuesday.

Health Minister Marcelo Castro said Brazil was "losing badly" in its fight against the virus which has no vaccine or treatment.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Colombia Reports 5,000 Zika Cases in First Weeks of 2016

Since the Zika virus outbreak struck Colombia in October last year, over 16,000 clinically and laboratory confirmed and suspected cases have been reported by health authorities. During the first weeks of 2016, over 5,000 confirmed and suspected cases have been recorded.

Health Organization Stresses Preventive Actions Against Zika Virus

The Pan American Health Organization, the regional office of the World Health Organization has released a statement on the transmission and prevention of the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne virus the agency says is "new to the Americas."

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Le Brésil déploie son armée de moustiques génétiquement modifiés pour lutter contre un virus

Le Brésil déploie son armée de moustiques génétiquement modifiés pour lutter contre un virus
Face à la menace persistante du virus Zika, transmis par les moustiques-tigre, le Brésil s'apprête à lancer une arme d'un genre nouveau pour lutter contre cette épidémie. Il s'agit de moustique génétiquement modifiés. Les Jeux olympiques étant proches, le pays a donc décidé de s'attaquer par tous les moyens à ces moustiques, également transmetteurs de la dengue et du chikungunya.

Zika Virus Reported in Bolivia and Guadeloupe

Authorities reported local transmission of the Zika virus in Bolivia and Guadeloupe. Two weeks ago, there was a report about an imported Zika infection in Bolivia in a traveler to Brazil. The Bolivian health ministry is now reporting that aside from the three imported cases in Santa Cruz, a locally transmitted case was detected in the town of Portachuelo.

EL News